The 650-Cent Plague

The 650-Cent Plague

Event review: Craving for New Photos, Berlin

Whenever there’s an exhibition with a (sub)title like “From Broadsheet to Comic Strip”, issue for the aficionado that is comic: just how much comics will there be actually? As a brief history museum, the goal of the Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM) is always to show just how printed pictures changed just how tips are communicated (with a concentrate on sensational news, propaganda, and training, the 3 parts when the exhibition is organised). Hence the displays period from belated medieval woodcuts presenting day political cartoons, and this type of time that is wide makes small space for comics, needless to say. (There’s also a marked but neither exclusive nor emphasis that is explicit Germany. )

Nevertheless, some products on display are noteworthy in this context. The earliest are broadsheet image tales through the century that is mid-nineteenth maybe not exactly comics yet, but see Andreas Platthaus’s analysis of one of these in the opening message that has been additionally posted in English.

Close to them we now have a little part of very early newspaper that is american strips (shown as facsimiles), and within it there’s the highlight of this entire show: two Katzenjammer youngsters episodes, translated into German and posted in Lustige Blatter des Morgen-Journals in 1905 and 1908 (! ), correspondingly. Continue reading “The 650-Cent Plague”