Werkstatt für Comics, Dirk Schwieger

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The Werkstatt für Comics was founded in 2018 by Elke R. Steiner and Dirk Schwieger and is linked to the Gilberto Bosques-Volkshochschule in Kreuzberg.

While Elke makes it easier for participants to take their first steps or refresh their knowledge in her basic course, Dirk offers project mentoring for more advanced illustrators who want to implement their own ideas.

For two years we have traditionally published a new comic booklet in time for Comic Invasion, which we sign and sell together with zines and postcards of the participants at our own stand.

The comics on our virtual table can be ordered from the respective artists and the workshop anthologies from Dirk Schwieger (prices are listed without postage).

Dirk Schwieger

Elke R. Steiner



Anthology of the Werkstatt für Comics 2020

Created in the midst of times of lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation, “Wanderlust” explores all the strange and unusual places that await us out there: abandoned hospitals, children’s prisons and dilapidated giant rings.

With behind the scenes footage from Caspar David Friedrich’s Sea of Fog shoot!

  • 56 Pages, black and white, four-colour cover, 14.8 x 21 cm, paperback
  • EUR 4,-
Alea Lacta Est

Alea iacta est

Anthology of the Werkstatt für Comics 2019

No Romans were tormented in the production of this comic, but many a dice were thrown: All stories contain four motifs – Hand, torch, stick and theatre masks – which were previously thrown at random using so-called “story cubes”.

Sometimes central to the plot, sometimes quite inconspicuous in the background, these objects appear in autobiographical childhood memories, burglaries, UFO landings and burlesque dances – if you can discover them.

  • 40 Pages, black and white, 14,8 x 21 cm, paperback
  • EUR 3,-

Mäuschen – Eine Nacht im November

Frau WieWasWo

A minicomic about an experience of the fall of the Berlin Wall – from a childlike West Berlin view.

  • 12 pages, black and white, 10,5 x 10 cm, stitched
  • EUR 1,50
Diese Momente

Diese Momente


A zine for self-help.

  • 20 Pages, black and white, 8,5 x 8,5 cm, paperback
  • EUR 2,-
A Winter of Hastings

A Winter on Hastings

Zora Sauerteig

A snapshot in time of a student’s life in the city district of Gastown in

Vancouver, BC, Canada during the winter of 2014/2015.

  • In english language
  • 20 Pages, black and white, colour cover, 21 x 29,7 cm stitched
  • EUR 9,-


A collective zine by Zora Sauerteig & Noémie Fantôme (eds.)

One topic, a thousand ways to deal with it: LOVE. Love when it’s falling apart, Love as a burning fire, Love as an act of courage, Love as a fascinating subject for the sciences, Love among different species, Love as a sensual experiment.

  • Three issues in english language
  • Each black and white, 21 x 29,7 cm, stapled
  • Each EUR 5,-
  • All three issues EUR 12,-

The Werkstatt für Comics 2020 are: