German Authorities Use Comic to Combat Extremism

Van Jensen

Van Jensen is a former crime reporter turned comic book writer. In addition to ComicMix, he contributes to Publishers Weekly and Comic Book Resources. He lives in Atlanta, and his blog can be found at graphicfiction.wordpress.com.

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3 Responses

  1. Russ Rogers says:

    It's interesting to see how comics are being used around the world to not only entertain, but to teach, inform, indoctrinate and misinform.Recently ComicMix published two articles about a South Korean comic that was found to contain several Anti-Semitic passages.https://www.comicmix.com/news/2007/03/15/south-kor…This article details how the publisher and author of a Korean Educational Comic with Anti-Semitic passages met with Rabbi Abraham Cooper from the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The publisher and author not only agreed to alter the current comics and put more research and consideration into future efforts, but also agreed to publish a Korean translation of a comic from the Wiesenthal Center that reveal Anti-Semitic mistruths.https://www.comicmix.com/news/2008/03/17/south-kor…This article details how the same South Korean comic appeared in a report from U.S. State Department.I took a look at "Andi." It seemed interesting, maybe a bit preachy. I can't read German, but the comic has LONG text passages. Since it's being distributed for free in Germany and pdf files of the comic are available on the net … I wonder if ComicMix would be interested in hosting an English translation of "Andi."

  2. Anonymous says:

    You posted the cover of the first Andi comic, which was dealing with right-wing extremism. You can find more information on both comics here: <a href="http://www.andi.nrw.de.” target=”_blank”>www.andi.nrw.de.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Actually it was the Superman radio show, not tv show, that took on the Klan.