“Irmina”, English edition

Since April, my latest graphic novel “Irmina” is out in English at Selfmadehero.

With a postface by Dr. Alexander Korb. 288 pages, hardcover, full color, 190×260 cm, ISBN: 9781910593103

About the story: In the mid-1930s, Irmina, an ambitious young German, moves to London. At a cocktail party, she meets Howard Green, one of the first black students at Oxford, who, like Irmina, is working towards an independent existence. However, their relationship comes to an abrupt end when Irmina, constrained by the political situation in Hitler’s Germany, is forced to return home. As war approaches and her contact with Howard is broken, it becomes clear to Irmina that prosperity will only be possible through the betrayal of her ideals. Based on fragments of the life of my late grandmother, combined with much historical research and some artistic license, this novel tells about a lost love and a conflicted life, but focusses on the complicity that results from the choice, conscious or otherwise, to look away