Discussion and Reading with Comics Author Tobi Dahmen

"Discussion and Reading with Comics Author Tobi Dahmen" Event Poster, with an orange textbox that reads "FREE ENTRY" in bold next to a comic strip by Tobi Dahmen, next to a headshot of Tobi Dahmen

The German Consulate General in Vancouver and the Survivor-Centred Visual Narratives Project are delighted to host German illustrator and comics artist Tobi Dahmen, for a discussion and reading of his latest graphic novel, Columbusstrasse: Eine Familiengeschichte 1935-1945 (2024). Based on old family letters discovered after his father’s death, this family saga from World War II uses moving accounts to reconstruct the German war years, reflecting on the nation’s past and exploring political and personal responsibility.

During the event, Dahmen will discuss the inspiration and process behind the book and read selected passages while presenting the illustrations.

There will be a light reception at the event.

About Tobi Dahmen:

Tobi Dahmen, born in 1971 in Frankfurt/Main, is a German illustrator and comic artist. He has published several comic books, including Fahrradmod (2015). Dahmen has received numerous awards for his work and is currently working on a new graphic novel with a Syrian survivor as part of the Survivor-Centred Visual Narratives Project.

The graphic novel Columbusstrasse: Eine Familiengeschichte 1935-1945, will be released on May 29, 2024, and is available for pre-order online here.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Reserve your spot today:

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Due to limited capacity, the event organizers kindly ask that if you have registered but are unable to attend, please cancel your registration on Eventbrite. This will allow them to allocate your spot to someone on the waiting list. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

By participating in this event, all participants agree that they may be photographed and that these photos may be used by the event organizers for promotional purposes.

Please note that access to the event room is via a relatively steep and narrow staircase and is not barrier-free.