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Ulli Lust

How I Tried To Be A Good Person - Graphic Novel

Ulli Lust

Ulli Lust

Ulli Lust, born in 1967 in Vienna, studied at the Berlin Weissensee School of Art from 1999 to 2004; she lives and draws in Berlin. Her autobiographical graphic novel Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life was published in 2009 and has received numerous prizes and been translated into seven languages.

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Ulli Lust is one of the most important contemporary German-language comic book artists and was recently awarded the »comics Oscar«, the Prix Révelation.

About

When Ulli Lust’s autobiographical comic Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens came out eight years ago, it was celebrated as a masterpiece and awarded numerous international prizes. In her sensational new comic, which picks up directly where its predecessor left off, she recounts the intense story of a ménage à trois, a utopian love affair that becomes possessive and violent, a story of a sexual obsession, gender conflict and self-liberation – her story.

 

Exposed, sensual, powerful – in this autobiographical comic, she recounts how as a young, enthusiastic anarchist, she tried to make her way as an artist in Vienna in the 1990s – and of her love for two men: the ‘perfect companion’ Georg, twenty years older, actor, and the ‘perfect lover’ Kimata, a Nigerian man-about-town. His lack of residence permit prompts the only logical solution: They have to get married. At the same time, Kimata’s jealousy increasingly leads to outbreaks of violence that threaten her life …

Praise

»With her new volume, Ulli Lust definitively takes her place at the international forefront of autobiographical comic writers.« Andreas Platthaus, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

»The way images tell the story of an emancipation is captivating and technically perfect; there is nothing comparable on the German-speaking scene.« Thomas von Steinaecker, Süddeutsche Zeitung

»Extremely subjective, scrupulous and sexually charged, there is nothing quite like it on the German-speaking comic scene.« Frank Meyer, Deutschlandfunk Kultur

»An autobiographical comic that quite rightly bears this label and shows that sincere autobiographies often entail painful reflection.« Marie Schröer, Der Tagesspiegel

»Entertaining, thrilling, vivacious, palatable to read and somehow sad that it ends after 367 pages.« COMICKUNST

Other publications

Flughunde/The Karnau Tapes (2013)

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