Comics Frankfurt's History
Sketches of a Revolution
It’s the 19th century, and men and women all over Europe are demanding freedom of speech and a say in how they’re governed. In 1848 there’s a wave of democratic revolutions, including in the German states.
In St Paul’s Church, Frankfurt, the freely elected National Assembly meets to draft a constitution for the new democracy that guarantees fundamental and civil rights. And right in the middle is Vera, daughter of a respectable family, with a gift for art and an interest in politics. In her diary she describes the fevered mood on the streets of Frankfurt and the difficult negotiations in St Paul’s Church, tells of her encounters with Georg, a young revolutionary, and of her conflict with her parents, who’d rather see their daughter married off than politically engaged. And then the Prussian troops march into Frankfurt and everything changes.
"Frankfurt 1848 – Sketches of a Revolution, volume 3. For children age 12 and up; German and English Edition; Editor: Susanne Gesser, Young Museum Frankfurt, drawings: Annelie Wagner, text: Christopher Tauber, hardcover, Zwerchfell-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2021, 56 pp., 12 €, ISBN: 978-3-943547-57-3
"Frankfurt 1918 – Out of the Darkness", volume 2
Parallel to its exhibition “Opposed! Agreed? - Revolution. Making. History", the Young Museum Frankfurt has published a graphic novel titled “1918 - Out of the Darkness ". The comic highlights the life and activism of women in Frankfurt at the time of the 1918 revolution. Narrated from the point of view of four girls, it brings us closer to the lives of women from different social classes. The girls stand up to the male domination of boy gangs in their neighbourhoods. They come into contact with women's rights activists influential to the movement and politics, set up a club, think up slogans and hold something close to a demonstration.
"Frankfurt 1918 – Out of the darkness", volume 2. For children age 8 and up; German and English Edition; Editor: Susanne Gesser, Young Museum Frankfurt, drawings: Annelie Wagner, text: Christopher Tauber, hardcover, Zwerchfell-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2018, 44 pp., 12 €, ISBN number: 978-3-943547-41-2 (D); 978-3-943547-42-9 (S)
"Frankfurt 1742. The World’s Biggest Celebration", volume 1
In October 2017 the first volume of the comic series already appeared: "Frankfurt 1742. The World’s Greatest Celebration ". At the heart of the action in this volume is the coronation of 1742 in Frankfurt. It tells the exciting story of Leo, a Jewish boy who wants to be at the coronation, and of Catharina and Lucia, who with their cunning and courage help him to realize his dream.
For children age 8 and up. German and English Edition; Editor: Susanne Gesser, Young Museum Frankfurt, drawings: Annelie Wagner, text: Christopher Tauber, hardcover, Zwerchfell-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2017, 40 p., 10 €, ISBN number: 978-3-943547-32-0 (D); 978-3-943547-33-7 (S)