The UBC Comics Studies Cluster (PHH Research Cluster), Survivor-Centred Visual Narratives Project, and German Consulate General in Vancouver invite you to a Discussion and Reading with Comics Author Tobi Dahmen

Join us for a fun evening of chatting and diving into the world of comics with German illustrator and comics artist Tobi Dahmen, where he will present his latest graphic novel, Columbusstrasse: Eine Familiengeschichte 1935-1945 (2024). Based on old family letters discovered after his father’s death, this family saga from World War II uses moving accounts to reconstruct the German war years, reflecting on the nation’s past and exploring political and personal responsibility. During the event, Dahmen will discuss the inspiration and process behind the book and read selected passages while presenting the illustrations. There will be a light reception at the event.

Monday, June 17

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Pacific Time (Doors Open at 5:30 PM)

Friends Quarters, 328 West Hastings Street #Unit 110, Vancouver

Admission is free, but registration is required. Register here: 

Tobi Dahmen, born in 1971 in Frankfurt/Main, is a German illustrator and comic artist. He has published several comic books, including Fahrradmod (2015). Dahmen has received numerous awards for his work and is currently working on a new graphic novel with a Syrian survivor as part of the Survivor-Centred Visual Narratives Project.