Stripburger in Print: since 1992

Stripburger in Print: since 1992 / exhibition
Slovenian Comics Delicacies with a Distinctive International Flavour
neurotitan gallery (Rosenthaler Straße 39, Berlin)
6th September – 28th September 2019

Opening: Friday, 6th September 2019, at 7pm
Film evening with Max Andersson:  Friday, 13th September 2019, at 7pm

David Krančan, Andrej Štular, Gašper Rus, Kaja Avberšek, Marko Kociper, Martin Ramoveš, Matej Stupica, Ciril Horjak, Matej Lavrenčič, Matej de Cecco, Saša Kerkoš, Boris Dolenc, Nez Pez, Leon Zuodar, Mina Fina, Zoran Pungerčar (SI), Marcel Ruijters (NL), Max Andersson, Lars Sjunnesson (SE), Atak, Till Lukat, Arkadi (DE), Danijel Žeželj, Igor Hofbauer, Dunja Janković (HR), Lars Fiske, Bendik Kaltenborn (NO), Matti Hagelberg, Jyrki Heikkinen (FI), Javier Triviño Murillo (ES), Stephane Blanquet, Pakito Bolino (FR), Filipe Abranches, Oficina Arara (PT), Matei Branea (RO), Andrea Bruno (IT) and some more!

From the crossroads of Europe comes Slovenian comics magazine Stripburger with its mélange of artists, styles and narratives. After its first steps in the distant 1992, Stripburger became a pioneer of publishing independent comics in Slovenia. Since its very start, it aimed to break across national borders, to attract international interest and to include artists from all over the world. Today, Stripburger is known for its ceaseless exploration in search of new comics authors and local comics scenes. This, and of course excellent comics from all over the world, is what makes its flavour so unique and up to date!

The exhibition at the neurotitan gallery presents the very best of Stripburger’s 27 years long print production: not only original pages from selected comics, but also a vast amount of other graphic and printed goodies – silkscreen posters, covers, comic books and special editions such as Honey Talks, Greetings from Cartoonia, GolažGollage, Stripble and Workburger.

Signed by a bunch of Slovenian and foreign comics artists, the exhibited works present a wide range of original expressions, artistic styles and technical solutions. The exhibition aims to provide the international public with a glimpse of the diverse and exceptional contemporary comics and graphic production of artists gathered around the Stripburger magazine.

Stripburger is an international comics magazine published in Ljubljana, Slovenia. With more than a quarter-century of continuous publication, it is today one of the internationally best-known phenomena in the Slovenian comics scene and an important member of the worldwide independent comics ’conspiracy’. Over the years, Stripburger tried to send out a message about topics that were somewhat ostracised or stereotyped. Madness, handicap, sexuality, ecology, war and human rights have all made it into Stripburger’s special issues. Latest among them is Workburger, a collection of comics revolving around the topic of contemporary work. Additionally, an important part of the magazine’s activities are comics exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and similar projects with the goal of promoting comic culture and creativity in Slovenia and abroad.

Friday, 13th September 2019, at 7pm / neurotitan gallery
Film evening with Max Andersson: TITO ON ICE & FLAT DOG TOWN
The screening will be followed by Q&A with directors Max Andersson and Helena Ahonen.

TITO ON ICE, Sweden 2012, 76 min, D: Max Andersson, Helena Ahonen (original version with English subtitles)
To promote their book Bosnian Flat Dog, Swedish comics artists Max Andersson and Lars Sjunnesson tour the countries of former Yugoslavia with a mummified Marshal Tito in a refrigerator.
FLAT DOG TOWN, Sweden/Germany 2017, 6:16 min, D: Max Andersson
We often overlook the flat dogs that populate the ground when we move through Berlin as normal-sized people.

Max Andersson is an award-winning Swedish comics artist, animator, filmmaker, and an old friend of Stripburger. He is the author of underground comics classics such as Pixy, Death & Candy, Bosnian Flat Dog (with Lars Sjunnesson), The Excavation as well as several short films. Since 1997, he lives and works in Berlin.
A Swedish designer Helena Ahonen maintains her own studio and shop in Berlin. She has collaborated with Max Andersson on several art projects between 1995 and the present.

Thursday, 12th September, 7pm / Museum Europäischer Kulturen (Arnimallee 25, Berlin)
Opening of comiXconnection exhibition: presenting independent comics in Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hungary and Romania (until 29 March 2020), organised by The Museum of European Cultures.

Sunday, 15th September, 12am – 10pm / Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (Dorotheenstraße 12, Berlin)
Graphic Novel Day: the all-day event organised by the internationales literaturfestival berlin (lib) will feature manifold artist talks and presentations by several acclaimed and emerging international comics artists, among others, conversation with David Krančan (Slovenian comics artist and Stripburger editor) and Helena Janečić (Croatian comics artist) moderated by Tagesspiegel editor and comics specialist Lars von Törne.

neurotitan gallery c/o Haus Schwarzenberg
Rosenthaler Straße 39, 10178 Berlin /
Opening hours: Mo–Sa 12–8pm

Production: Stripburger/Forum Ljubljana and Neurotitan/Haus Schwarzenberg.
Supported by the Slovenian Book Agency (JAK) and Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin (Slowenisches Kulturzentrum Berlin).
Press/visual material is available HERE >>
Cover image: JK (published in GolažGollage, special edition of MJC LilleBonne & Stripburger, 2012)