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On the trail of illustrated stories – A path of comics through Erlangen
Friday, 25 May to Friday, 15 June 2012
various locations, downtown
Opening: Friday, 25 May 2012, noon
Freizeitzentrum Frankenhof, Courtyard (Südliche Stadtmauerstr. 35, 91054 Erlangen)

Since Easter vacation, 188 pupils at different educational institutions in Erlangen have drawn and written enthusiastically in workshops led by well-known comics artists and art educators. Heads spun, ideas flowed, some were discarded, others realized with fervor and perseverance. The focus was on the children’s and adolescents’ living environment and their translation into the language of comics: How do I create a story? How do I develop a character? How do I tell a story in pictures? How do I combine text and images? Part of the 481 individual works will be brought to life in a collective presentation at 15 stops along a path of comics through downtown Erlangen. Downtown Erlangen will turn into a walkable comic strip. A brochure with the individual stops on the path of comics will be available at public institutions from 22 May.

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Organized by the Cultural Projects Office of the City of Erlangen, the Erlangen Cultural Service for Schools and Daycare Centers (KS:ER) and the Erlangen Youth Art School in connection with the 15th Erlangen International Comic Salon 2012.
Participating institutions: Christian-Ernst-Gymnasium, Erich-Kästner-Schule, Ernst-Penzoldt-Mittelschule, Hermann-Hedenus-Mittelschule, Hort Liegnitzer Straße, Jugendkunstschule, Jugendlernstube Bruck, Max-und-Justine-Elsner-Schule, Realschule am Europakanal, Stadtbibliothek Erlangen, Städtische Wirtschaftsschule im Röthelheimpark
Sponsors and supporters: We would like to thank Mauss Bau Erlangen GmbH & Co. KG and the Hermann Gutmann Foundation for their generous support.
We would like to thank the following partners for providing exhibition space and technical support: Bretterbude Skateshop, Der Schallplattenmann, Erlanger Wingolf, Fahrradladen Freilauf GmbH, Freizeitzentrum Frankenhof, Gebäudemanagement der Stadt Erlangen, HAAS Büro-Organisation GmbH, Ohm Apotheke, Stadtbibliothek Erlangen, Städtische Sing- und Musikschule Erlangen, Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen-Nürnberg