The 650-Cent Plague

The 650-Cent Plague

Event review: Craving for New Images, Berlin

Whenever there’s an exhibition having a (sub)title like “From Broadsheet to Comic Strip”, issue when it comes to aficionado that is comic: simply how much comics will there be actually? As a brief history museum, the purpose of the Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM) is to show just how printed pictures changed the way in which a few ideas are communicated (with a consider sensational news, propaganda, and training, the three parts when the event is organised). Therefore the exhibits period from belated medieval woodcuts to provide day governmental cartoons, and this kind of wide time period will leave little space for comics, needless to say. (There’s also a marked but neither exclusive nor explicit increased exposure of Germany. )

Nevertheless, some products on display are noteworthy in this context. The earliest are broadsheet picture tales through the century that is mid-nineteenth possibly not exactly comics yet, but see Andreas Platthaus’s analysis of 1 of them inside the opening message that has been additionally posted in English. [Read more…]