TICHO726 + Martin Šinkovský (CZ) - Historical Comics

Presentation

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 6:00 PM


Exhibitions:
Future in Own Hands (1918)
One hundred years ago, Czechoslovakia gained independence. One hundred years ago, the Great War (later called the 1st World War) ended. One hundred years ago, Spanish flu took Europe. Also in the city of Olomouc.


Awakening to Darkness (1968)
Fifty years ago, people in Czechoslovakia thought they will take a new breath. The communists promised a mild regime, instead they brought the tanks. Also in the city of Olomouc.


Lapis Lucius: A Glimpse of Democracy in Kroměříž (1848)
The year 1848 was in the name of revolutional storms all around Europe. How did it look in Kroměříž? The city was negotiating the roots of democratization of old Austrian monarchy. How does that rhyme with vampires?


Presentation:
The Winners Write the History (But in Comics, It Is the Loosers)
Historical comics have found good ground in the Czech lands. It was generally thought that it is an easy and communicative way to serve significant events to the young and older generation. However, this godly idea is also behind mockery pieces which are more likely to discourage the readers. It is not simple to write and illustrate historical comics. Is it even possible to create a comics about an event which occured 50, 100 or 170 years ago? It’s not! Or…?