Barbara Yelin, German comic artist, invited by the Goethe-Institut to document the Indo-German Urban Mela will hold a workshop for young people that focuses on city spaces and how to capture them via comics. The workshop will be held on October 28th at 3:30 pm while the Talk/Presentation would take place on November 4th at 5:30 pm.
Sarnath Banerjee will draw Berlin stories in the near future. These two comic artists will talk about their art and about experiences in a new city.
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Barbara Yelin will also draw a diary that will document her discoveries at and around the festival. By meeting and interacting with visitors during the Mela and by exploring the bustling streets of Delhi, she aims to gain impressions of an unfamiliar city and a new culture.
About the artist
Barbara Yelin (born 1977 in Munich) studied illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. She lives and works in Berlin as illustrator and comic book artist. Recent graphic novels include »Le Visiteur« (2004), »Le Retard« (2006), both published by Actes Sud/L’An 2, and »Gift« (2010, with Peer Meter) published by Reprodukt. Since 2005 she has been contributor and co-editor of SPRING, the annual magazine of women illustrators and comic artists. In 2011, she was commissioned to run a series of comic workshops in Cairo on behalf of the Goethe-Institute Cairo. In winter 2011/12, she taught as a visiting professor at the »Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar« in Saarbrücken (Germany), presenting a seminar on Graphic Novels.