• Anfänge / Počátky

The comic Anfänge / Počátky serves as an introduction to the early history of Pavlův Studenec (formerly Paulusbrunn), a Sudeten village located in present-day Czech Republic. It pictures both major and minor milestones in the development of this German-speaking community, spanning the period from approximately 1500 to 1800.
          My comic is the first of many inside the publication Spurensuche im Böhmischen Wald / Stopy minulosti Českého lesa (Tracing the Steps in the Bohemian Forest). Twelve contemporary artists, six German and six Czech, were invited to each illustrate a segment of the history of Paulusbrunn, which was destroyed after World War Two.

I used linocut to illustrate the small panels, as there is little visual documentation available from that time. This printmaking technique enabled me to artistically render the lives of the people and the landscapes of that historical period in an abstract way.

    • Project: Anfänge / Počátky
    • Year: 2022
    • Published in: Spurensuche im Böhmischen Wald / Stopy minulosti Českého lesa 
    • Publisher: Via Carolina — Goldene Straße e. V.
    • Size: two A4 pages
    • Technique: linocut

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