Vienna Feature: Jorg VogeltanzIllustration // Thursday, 04 Sep 2014
Jorg Vogeltanz is an Austrian cartoonist whose confident, line-heavy drawings have an insanely awesome grimy feel to them. Originally a stage designer, he switched over to comics and illustration in the early 90s, and founded a small publishing house for Austrian Comics and Graphic Novels in 2001. He is also a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, a Graphic Deinger and a free online journalist. His background in film is apparent in his comic work, as each panel or spread has an innate sense of flow and narrative packed into the composition. Vogeltanz's characters show stylistic influences from comics like Tank Girl, and they often address political issues with a particularly tongue-in-cheek touch. If you're looking to get a sense of some of the best coming out of comics in Austria, Vogeltanz is a good place to start.
Curated by Lauren YS