European Graphic Novels: Drawing Untold Stories

We're Still at War

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Visual narratives for personal stories

Graphic novels are proving themselves the unlikely arena for European artists and writers to come to confront difficult and untold 20th-century experiences.
Join Czech artists Tomas Kucerovsky and Toy Box, two of the authors of the collective project We’re Still at War and German-American author and illustrator Nora Krug (Heimat), to find out what drew them to tell personal and collective stories in graphic form.

Chaired by Paul Gravett.

We're Still At War sold more than 13,000 copies in the original Czech edition. The book features documentary comics in the style of Art Spiegelman's Maus, combining oral history with high artistry and contains 13 testimonies by people who experienced a totalitarian regime, either Nazi rule or communism.

Heimat by Nora Krug is a powerful and deeply affecting graphic memoir that explores identity, guilt and the meaning of home for a post-war German. Nora documents her journey investigating the lives of her family members under the Nazi regime, visually charting her way back to a country still tainted by war.

In collaboration with the Czech Centre London and Karolinum Press, supported by CzechLit – Czech Literary Centre, a section of the Moravian Library. Presented in partnership with EUNIC and the European Writers' Tour.

Image: We’re Still At War front cover


Name: European Graphic Novels: Drawing Untold Stories
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £10.00
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Under 18: £7.00
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