Artist

MCAF

About Reinhard Kleist

Artist

Allemagne

Selfmadehero

Author’s Graphic Novel

I was born in 1970 near Cologne and studied at the school for Graphic and Design in Münster, where I graduated with the silk screen album “Abenteuer eines Weichenstellers” by the author H.C.Artmann. While I was studying, I worked on the two books “Lovecraft” and “Dorian”. Now I live in Prenzlauer Berg/Berlin and work in a studio on Kastanienallee in Prenzlauer Berg. I work as a comic book artist and illustrator for books, Cds, advertisement, magazines and animation. In 2006 the book “Cash – I see a darkness” came out and has since then been translated into fifteen languages. I am doing a lot of workshops in countries like Mexico, Brasil, Jordan, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Canada with the Goethe Institute. In 2013 I had the chance to work with ARTE in a refugee camp in Northern Iraq. The results can be seen here: ARTE Refugees In September 2017 my book “Mercy on me” about the life of singer Nick Cave was released and comes along with an album sized Artbook. More infos about the book here: NICK CAVE COMIC Currently I work on a Graphic Novel about the life of the boxer Emile Griffith and prepare myself for a future work on David Bowie. Awards: Max und Moritz Preis 1996 des Comicsalon Erlangen for best German publication “Lovecraft”. ICOM Award for best realistic German publication 2004 “Scherbenmund”. Munich Comic Award “Peng” Best German comic album 2007 “Cash”. Sondermann comic award 2007 of Frankfurt book fair for best German publication “Cash” . Max und Moritz Award 2008 for “Cash”. ICOM Award 2008 for “The secrets of Coney Island”, best Artwork. Les prix des ados 2009 for “Cash – Une vie”, Literaturefestival Deauville. B.Z. Kulturpreis 2013 for outstanding cultural achievement Munich Comic Award Peng 2013 for best German publication “Der Boxer” Grand Prix 2013 for best Album of the Festival Lyon “Le Boxeur” Jugendliteraturpreis 2013 category of non fiction book “Der Boxer” Luchs Award 2016 of ZEIT and Radio Bremen “Der Traum von Olympia” Catholic Youth and Children literature award “Der Traum von Olympia” Gustav Heinemann Peace Award 2016 “Der Traum von Olympia” Wermelskirchener Children and Youth literature award 2016 “Der Traum von Olympia” Max und Moritz Preis as best German Comic artist Rudolph Dirks Award 2018 “Nick Cave”

Books

Knock Out!

Nick Cave - Mercy on me

An Olympic Dream

The Boxer

Castro

Johnny cash - I see a darkness

Awards

Max und Moritz Preis 1996 des Comicsalon Erlangen for best German publication “Lovecraft”.

ICOM Award for best realistic German publication 2004 “Scherbenmund”.

Munich Comic Award “Peng” Best German comic album 2007 “Cash”.

Sondermann comic award 2007 of Frankfurt book fair for best German publication “Cash” .

Max und Moritz Award 2008 for “Cash”.

ICOM Award 2008 for “The secrets of Coney Island”, best Artwork.

Les prix des ados 2009 for “Cash – Une vie”, Literaturefestival Deauville.

B.Z. Kulturpreis 2013 for outstanding cultural achievement

Munich Comic Award Peng 2013 for best German publication “Der Boxer”

Grand Prix 2013 for best Album of the Festival Lyon “Le Boxeur”

Jugendliteraturpreis 2013 category of non fiction book “Der Boxer”

Luchs Award 2016 of ZEIT and Radio Bremen “Der Traum von Olympia”

Catholic Youth and Children literature award “Der Traum von Olympia”

Gustav Heinemann Peace Award 2016 “Der Traum von Olympia”

Wermelskirchener Children and Youth literature award 2016 “Der Traum von Olympia”

Max und Moritz Preis as best German Comic artist

Rudolph Dirks Award 2018 “Nick Cave”


Activities

Friday, May 22

Guest at the MCAF in

2020