“In recent years the comic book market has witnessed the surge of autobiographical stories, such as Persepolis by Marjan Satrapi, Ed the happy clown by Chester Brown or the traveling reports by Guy Delisle, to name a few. Suddenly, everyone has a story to tell.
I am interested in the personal stories of the workshop participants. Inspiration can come from anywhere: a memory, a joke, a song, or a found object at the nearby flea market. Our goal is to turn it into a wordless, one-page comic.”
The workshop will take place at Beirut art center beginning Saturday, the 27th of March, and will span five days, with the results exhibited at the launch of Samandal’s issue #8.
With the support of the Goethe-institut.
Titus Ackerman, born in 1970 in Basel, Switzerland, is a founding member of the artist group Moga Mobo. He studied at the academy of fine arts under Prof Heinz Edelmann and at the Macintosh school of art in Glasgow. Since 1999, he lives and works as a freelance illustrator, children’s book author, and character designer in berlin. He has edited, compiled, and published more than 100 comic- and children’s books, many of them with Moga Mobo. He has won several awards for his work, such as the “100 best posters“, Berlin, at the “bologna international children’s book fair“ and finally the “Max & Moritz“ for the best German comic for Moga Mobo volume 85. His most recent comic publications are evlis – the illustrated biography (2008), also published in France and the Netherlands, and a new edited, revised version of the no longer available “100 meisterwerke“book with big publisher Egmont, scheduled for late September 2009.