Graphic Novels. Contemporary German Comic-Novels
As a conclusion of the anniversary year 2018, the Galerie Stihl Waiblingen is focussing on a special form of the narrative in pictures: in connecting picture and text, graphic novels use typical features of comics, yet go much further - both in their artistic form as well as in the complexity of the narrative. The themes of the graphic novels are as diverse as they are sophisticated. The examples selected for the exhibition portray a variety of formative experiences: from the pressures of growing up or a retrospective glance in old age to small everyday dramas and great adventures. Personal aspects are depicted beside world events, crime stories beside fantasies, moving episodes beside humorous ones.