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Simon Schwartz

Biography

Simon Schwartz

Simon Schwartz has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2006. He has also worked for two years for famous German comics magazine Mosaik. In September 2011, he started teaching illustration at the Faculty of Design at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. He is also working on the comic 'Packeis', which appears at Avant Verlag in early 2012.

Simon Schwartz

Books by Simon Schwartz

by Simon Schwartz - Biography, History

Moving between different time periods and incorporating Inuit mythology, Schwartz offers fresh perspective on the many challenges Henson confronted during his life. As a member of early missions to reach the North Pole, Henson braved subzero temperatures and shifting sea ice. As an African American at the turn of the twentieth century, he also faced harassment and prejudice. 

by Simon Schwartz - Graphic Novel

Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in East Germany, at a time when the repressive Socialist Unity Party of Germany controlled the area. Shortly before Simon's birth, his parents decided to leave their home in search of greater freedoms on the other side of the Berlin Wall. But East German authorities did not allow the Schwartzes to leave for almost three years. In the meantime, Simon's parents struggled with the costs of their decision: the loss of work, the attention of the East German secret police, and the fragmentation of their family. In his debut graphic novel, Simon Schwartz tells the true story of his parents' coming of age in East Germany, their rejection of the communist way of life, and the challenges of leaving that world behind.