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Ferocious Ink : A conversation on illustration and cultural identity between Line Hoven and Nora Krug

The Goethe-Institut New York and the MFA Visual Narrative Program of the School of Visual Arts present an evening with authors and illustrators Line Hoven and Nora Krug. Hoven and Krug will present their explorations of German identity in their graphic work and will discuss ways of weaving the personal, cultural, & historical into new forms of storytelling.

Line Hoven, born in 1977, lives and works as a freelance illustrator and comic artist. Her graphic novel »Liebe schaut weg« (Love looks away) has been translated into a number of languages, won the ICOM Independent award and has been awarded with the e.o. Plauen Förderpreis (e.o. Plauen sponsorship award). Together with Jochen Schmidt her books Dudenbrooks and Schmythologie were recently published. Her scratchboard works are regularly featured in a number of different magazines and newspapers such as Strapazin, Le Monde diplomatique and in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Line Hoven is currently the Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College, U.S.A.. Line Hoven is the beautiful sister Robert Crumb always wished for. - Teresa Präauer, aspekte award winning author and visiting professor at Grinnell College on the work of Line Hoven. http://www.linehoven.de/

Nora Krug is an author and artist whose drawings and visual narratives have appeared in periodicals including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian and le Monde Diplomatique, and in anthologies published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon and Schuster and Chronicle Books. Krug has won fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Maurice Sendak Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Fulbright Program. Her visual narratives won three gold medals from the Society of Illustrators, a silver cube from the Art Directors Club, and were chosen for Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics and Best American Non-Required Reading. Her animations were shown at the Sundance Film Festival, and her books are included in the Library of Congress, the Sundance Collection at UCLA, and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University. Krug is an associate professor at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. http://nora-krug.com/


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