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N E W S   A R C H I V   2011
DEUTSCHE VERSION
ENGLISCH VERSION



12/09/2011 - a nice review was published in the magazine "Bücher" about the appearance of our book "Von den Sternen bis zum Tau". Furthermore, a corresponding book suggestion was printed in "Landlust" - a magazine with 800.000 copies...

11/12/2011 my illustrations are exhibited in two group exhibitions: a studio exhibition party will take place 11/18-11/19 in Hamburg-Ottensen. Bernd Mölk-Tassel and myself are invited to take part as guests - what an honor! On 11/26-11/27 the market of independent publishing houses and an exhibition of illustrations will take place in the Literaturhaus München. Peter-Hammer-Verlag will be there and all exhibited illustrations are for sale.

11/10/2011 The Pixi-book "Tim ist ein Pirat" that is already available in German, French, Chinese, Polish, and Croatian will appear soon in Albanian and Macedonian.

11/08/2011 my illustrations for "Et alors?" received a badge of distinction at the 11th International Biennale of Illustration "Golden Pen of Belgrade" in Serbia. The exhibition in Belgrad is open till 11/23/11.

10/14/2011 we received no award at the German Youth Literature Award 2011: what a disappointment! However, "Von den Sternen bis zum Tau" still is the most beautiful non-fiction book of the year!

10/12/2011 same procedure as every year: book fair in Frankfurt. What is most important is to know where to find the best nussecken and wine.

09/23/2011 - the book "Von den Sternen bis zum Tau" appeared at the Büchergilde Gutenberg. I drew a new cover for this edition. Unfortunately, my sophisticated composition suffered from the treatment by the publishing houses graphic designer.

09/13/2011 - the publisher stopped the progressing work on my recent picture book project unexpectedly. Rationale of the rejection: "the illustrations are incomprehensible, the drawings are almost surreal [...] altogether it appears like a nightmare or a LSD trip"...

09/12/2011 - the book "Von den Sternen bis zum Tau" will appear in Korean at Random House Korea soon.

09/10/2011 - the book "Von den Sternen bis zum Tau" is nominated as "Science Book of the Year" in Austria.

08/14/2011 - three weeks of teaching and exchange at the international summer academy Pentiment in Hamburg are over. For me it was a good and intensive time (and hopefully as well for the participants of my illustrations course). Grazie a tutti!

08/12/2011 - the cover of my picture book « Et alors ? » was selected for the 3x3 Children’s Book Illustration Show No.8.

07/28/2011 - my Galician-Kastilian picture book "A min non me comas!" appeared and is now available. The Spanish press praised the book: "un álbum ¡de auténtico miedo!"

07/14/2011 - my guest term at the Bauhaus University in beautiful Weimar is over. The students of my project on illustrations presented their work partly very successful at the exhibition "summary". I will miss the small cozy world cultural heritage city, the refreshing contact with young creative people, and the Thuringian specialties of the butchery Blässe!

05/30/2011 - illustrations of my books "Seltsame Seiten" and "Ungeheuer!" will represent my adopted home country at the next Illustrations Biennale in Bratislava. With great pleasure I recognized my valuable colleagues Karsten Teich, Selda Soganci, and Antje Damm in the list of selected illustrators.


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05/14/2011 my illustrations for Margarita del Mazo's "Don't eat me up!" are now finished and delivered to Pontevedra. The picture book will appear soon at OQO editora, Spain, in Galician and Castilian languages.


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04/04/2011 being a guest professor I teach an illustration project on "Another world: Images of a Dystopia" during this summer term at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany. I'm very pleased to be allowed to teach in such a legendary place and look forward to the students' work.


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04/01/2011 the selection for Creative Quarterly 23 is announced including my Rodari's "Giacomo di cristallo" illustration as a runner-up.


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03/30/2011 year after year: the book fair in Bologna! Exciting encounters with old and new friends, publishers, colleagues, former students, a lot of beautiful books and pictures; I signed books at Libreria Giannino Stoppani, was being interviewed and celebrated the underground exhibition of Aljoscha Blau together with the present diaspora. One meeting was even drawn. The detailed report can be read and seen in Buchmarkt.


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03/21/2011 my "Giacomo di cristallo" is reviewed extensively in the Italian media – even at Radio Vaticana(?!) – evaluated positively, and partly interpreted regarding the current political situation in Italy. Who would have thought?!


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03/17/2011 the nominations for the German Youth Literature Award 2011 were announced today at the book fair in Leipzig. "Von den Sternen bis zum Tau" is nominated in the section non-fiction book. The jury's final decision will be announced on 10/14/2011.


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03/15/2011 "Giacomo di Cristallo" is finally printed and can be ordered soon. Although I implemented the illustrations in a very "difficult" technique (pencil!), Gruppo Editoriale Zanardi coped with that perfectly. I rarely experienced such an analogy between the printed book and the artwork.


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03/10/2011 "Der Bücherfresser" by Cornelia Funke appeared with my illustrations as a Pixi-book.


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02/19/2011 The Ukrainian TV Inter reported on the Rodari exhibition in Rome showing the illustration by "Konstantinov from Odessa" and stressing their "scandalous"(!?) appearance. This happens to be the first reference of my work in my home country including an appreciation of myself as an Odessite.


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02/08/2011 the recent Eselsohr published an article on "International Recruitment in the Area of Books for Children and Adolescents" written together with my colleague Constanze von Kitzing.


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01/15/2011 our book "Von den Sternen bis zum Tau" ("From Stars to Dew") is already in its third edition!


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01/02/2011 the book "Von den Sternen bis zum Tau" ("From Stars to Dew") was nominated as the best non-fiction book of the year 2010 on the website immer-schön-sachlich.de. That's nice.


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