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Graphic Lit

from the February 2020 issue

A Seam of Light and Black

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From Eine Naht aus Licht und Schwarz. Published 2018 by Sonderzahl, Vienna. © 2018 by Moussa Kone. Walter Pamminger, and Bastian Schneider. By arrangement with the authors. Translation © 2020 by Verena Aschbacher, All rights reserved.


Moussa Kone

Moussa Kone, born in Austria in 1978, lives and draws in Vienna. He does exhibition activities in Austria and abroad, has published several artist books, and has initiated art projects dealing with the relationship between text and art. He has received various prizes and fellowships, including an artist residency at the ISCP New York, and his works can be found in public collections such as the Albertina in Vienna. He is a member of the Susanne Wenger Foundation.

Walter Pamminger

Walter Pamminger lives in Vienna and is a chemist, book designer, author, and curator. He has received national and international awards for his design concepts, including the State Prize for the most beautiful book in Austria and the silver medal at the competition for the world's most beautiful books of the Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation) in Germany. In his book projects he works closely with visual artists, filmmakers, architects, and writers.

Bastian Schneider

Bastian Schneider has published several volumes of flash fiction and prose poetry, including Der Winterschlaf der Zugvögel (2016), Die Schrift, die Mitte, der Trost (2018), and Paris im Titel (2020). He is the recipient of the Dietrich Wellershoff and Rolf Dieter Brinkmann fellowships, among others, and was nominated for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in 2016. He is a guest lecturer in creative writing at the University of Cologne and lives in Cologne and Vienna.

Photo by Pierre Horn.

Translated from German by Verena Aschbacher

Verena Aschbacher, born in South Tyrol, a German-speaking region in Italy, specializes in German graphic novels and contemporary poetry. After studying in Austria, she taught refugees and secondary school students in Switzerland for five years. She is currently working on her PhD at the University of Connecticut, where she also teaches German.

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