Birgit Weyhe's award-winning graphic novels have been published around the world. The German illustrator grew up in Africa and takes her inspiration from that continent, as well as Europe.
With his graphic novels, author Liu Jing aims to introduce China's history and culture to the world. He told DW about challenges he faced condensing 5,000 years of history — and plans for a fifth volume.
Seen as a second-class art form for decades, comics have now attained cult status in the art world. The Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn has opened an exhibition on the history of the medium, Germany's largest ever comic show.
Germans are very attached to the books they grew up with as children, which is why they often end up reading these classics to their own kids later on. Here are some of the country's most famous authors.
If you think scientists have it bad today, spare a thought for the early philosophers - some even got burnt for heresy. Philosopher Steven Nadler and graphic artist Ben Nadler talk us through their book, "Heretics!"
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