Europe gets captured by the pens and pencils of up-and-coming and established comic artists. In partnership with comics collectives such as Comixiade, we are pleased to introduce you to such new talents as: Aneta Bendakova, Dzaizku, Joseph Kaï, Maja Veselinovic, Vladan Nikolic, Guido van Hengel, Canan Marasligil and more...
Osvald is a protagonist who is searching, experiencing, learning and growing older. He is sometimes accompanied on his journeys by a pig named Carmen. Osvald is a journalistic and inquisitive European, and former clarinet player. He is also a daydreamer who keeps waking up in different places. And since he’s not really sure about his identity, each time he tries to connect with others – in order to recollect faces, his story, his heritage and culture. Here you can read his stories told by a variety of artists from all across Europe and beyond. One last series of five comics, ‘The Rise and Fall of Osvald’, will also be published here between May and June 2012.
The Rise and Fall of Osvald
Fragments of Osvald's life have been visualized till now in strips on Comixiade, from Finland to Spain, but who is he and where is he from? The adventures of Osvald get back to the start now. Read the very first story of this series of 5: "The Ovarian Lottery" by Siebe de Boer. After all, he could have come from everywhere, since destinies are set as in a lottery. In the next story, we will follow Osvald's youth in the city of Istanbul...
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