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27.08.2015 Fidel Castro in the U.S.A.!!!

"As America moves toward normalizing relations with Cuba, this gripping, vivid graphic novel reveals the life and times of Fidel Castro, one of the 20th century's most intriguing, charismatic, and divisive figures. The book is narrated by a German journalist named Karl Mertens, who is plunged into the searing heat of pre-revolutionary Cuba in the mid-1950s. He first meets with Castro while the latter is hiding in the mountains, then follows him through the dramatic revolution and his ascent to the presidency that, despite the Bay of Pigs confrontation and decades of international trade blockades, lasts for nearly 50 years. We also witness Castro's involvement in bloody skirmishes, failed missions, and brutal crackdowns, as well as his interactions with and on behalf of the Cuban people, which reveal as much about his fallible human qualities as they do his legend.

Castro is the work of acclaimed German graphic novelist Reinhard Kleist, who visited Cuba in 2008. Bristling with energy and alive with the spirit of Cuba, Castro has much to offer about the complex politics of one of the most enduring and controversial figures in modern history.

Includes a foreword by Castro scholar Volker Skierka, updated to include references to renewed relations beween Cuba and the US."

PUBLISHER ARSENAL PULP

REVIEW

 

autor: Reinhard
22.08.2015 Vietnam

In the Travel Sketches section you can find some sketches from my trip to Vietnam in May:

 

VIETNAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard
20.08.2015 Live drawing in Vietnam

In the section for Live drawing you can find some pictures from an event at Cà phê thứ Bảy in Ho Chi Minh City, where I was having a ball drawing pictures of Johnny Cash to the music of the band TOFU:


Live-drawing-Vietnam

 

 


11.08.2015 Milano Calibro 9

New from Arrow Films UK: Milano Calibro 9 from Fernando Di Leo with fantastic actors like Mario Adorf and Gastone Moschin. And I did the cover artwork.


ARROW FILMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard
15.07.2015 Two new Cash pictures

There are two new Cash pictures in the gallery section:

 

ARTWORK GALLERY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard
14.06.2015

"The Boxer" is now out in Spain:

NORMA

 

and in the Czech Republic:

ARGO 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard
25.03.2015 News from the Nick Cave Comic Blog

 

News from the Cave Comic Blog: A sketch from Rowland S. Howard, an illustration with Nick as the stranger from "When I first came to town" and a scene from a "Birthday Party" concert. Plus: You can subscribe to the blog now as well. 


www.nickcave-comic.com

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard
05.03.2015 Nick Cave Comic

 

Since some time I am working on a new and quite big project, a comic book about one of the greatest musicians and artists of our times, Nick Cave. To keep you all informed about the ongoing of the book, me and my dear friend Johnny Häusler made a website where I will post sketches, illustrations and news from and around the book.

Have a look:

 

www.nickcave-comic.com

 

 

autor: Reinhard
03.02.2015 Il Pugile

 

 Just came back from Italy where I presented the Italian edition of "The Boxer". "Il Pugile" is brought to you by my new fabulous editor Bao Publishing. 

 

BAO PUBLISHING

 

 

 

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard
03.02.2015 Der Traum von Olympia

 

 Now available in Germanys bookstores is my new book about the Somali sprinter Samia Yusuf Omar, who competed in the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 and died unfortunately in 2012 while crossing the mediterrenean sea to reach Europe.

 

CARLSEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard
05.01.2015 The Jewish museum Berlin

 


The Jewish Museum Berlin wrote very good article about my book about the boxer Hertzko Haft:




Jewish Museum


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

autor: Reinhard
29.12.2014 Reviews of

 

 A very well written review by Vinicio Chacón about my book "The Boxer" from my English publishing house Selfmadehero. Although he hates me! Sorry for the tears. 

TEA AFTER TWELVE

Deutsche Welle placed "The Boxer" under the must read top ten books of the year 2014:

DEUTSCHE WELLE

 

autor: Reinhard
19.12.2014 Castro & the Boxer

 

 My book about the boxer Harry Haft is now available in Bulgaria...


BOXER



… and in Macedonia.



And in a very nice fities like edition in Italy: The book about Fidel Castro. In a row with artists like Marianne Satrapi, Guy Delisle, David B. and others. Viva Italia!


CASTRO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard
21.11.2014 Ubud

 

My friend Summa wrote a piece about my amazing stay at the Ubud Readers and Writers festival in Bali:

 

 

UBUD FESTIVAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard
11.11.2014 Chuck Berry Box

 

The incredible CD Box from Chuck Berry, brought to you by Bear Family Records. Bound in linen, four color silkscreen print, two picture books and tons of music. If you want to spend a bit more, it comes in a guitar case as well.

 

CHUCK BERRY BOX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard
29.09.2014 Indonesia!!!

 

Now I am a star in Indonesia. First page of the Jakarta Post culture section for the announcement of my appereance at the Ubud Writers Festival in Bali:

JAKARTA POST

 

 

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard
01.09.2014 Brute Force

 

 The classic movie from Jules Dassin with an extremely good looking young Burt Lancaster in one of his best roles in a new edition.

And I did new artwork for the reversible sleeve design.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
autor: Reinhard
20.08.2014 Ignatz awards nomination

 

Nominated for the renowned Ignatz award as outstanding graphic novel in the USA! Keep your fingers crossed. The public voting will be possible at the SPX2014 on September 13th.

 

IGNATZ AWARDS

 

 


29.06.2014 1000 best Graphic Novels

 

 I'm in it! "Cash" is in the list of the 1000 best Graphic Novels of all times! Thank youuuuuu! See the complete (!) list is here:

COMICSJUICE

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard
25.06.2014 Live drawing

 

 At the festival Lyon BD: On the last day I held a live drawing performance at the Theatre Odeon with the two fabolous musicians Julien Limonne (drums and keyboard) and Valentin (singer and guitarist) with music from Johnny Cash.

You can see the pictures here:

 

Live drawing in Lyon

 

 

 

autor: Reinhard