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Comics and the INC. (Initiative Comic-Art)

The INC. (Initiative Comic-Art) was founded 1990 in Hamburg, Germany. During the haydaysthey had up to 150 members. Everybody was working professionally in the graphic business as a comic-artist, illustrator, commercial artist, graphic designer, author, publisher, system operators and whatever these jobs are called. Their mission was to show the world, just how great and different comics are! The INC. is inactive today. Instead I took over, together with Kai Hirdt, the small publishing house Alligator Farm in Spring 2008. We're publishing the licence Perry Rhodan-comic Perry - unser Mann im All / our man in space. That's right, it a continuation of the legendary SF-comic of the 70s, but with an updated, modern approache.

Under this link you find my comic-party Heftich3 report, which was published in Hit Comics #27, July 2001 (in German only).

Also the next year saw another comic-party Heftich4. This report was published in the online comic magazine Comicgate, November 2002 (in German only).

2001 the Inc. was honored with the ICOM special-price for outstanding archivements. For that reason, the Inc. was featured in the Comic! yearbook 2001 with an in-depth article I had the honor to write (Sorry! Also only in German).

Impressions of the Comic-Salon! Here are nice pictures of the comic convention in Erlangen and a 6-pager photo comic created by Wittek and myself. That one was published in Hit Comics #33 in July 2002.

When the INC. went into hybernation and after 7 Heftich parties, Sascha Hommer und Haina Fischer organized the 1st Hamburger Comicfestival. With fresh ideas and new concepts they started a new beginning. This is my (German) report about this event for the magazine Comixene. The festival still exists and has evolved into an "artist-indie-students-festival".

The comic stories (not the Piccolo comics), linked on the left side, have been printed in small numbers in my ego-fanzine Systemabsturz / system-crash (April 2000).