David Böhm

The Silence of the Hippo

Trans. Michał Słomka
Milczenie Hipopotama
Milczenie Hipopotama
Sztuka Komiksu Europy Środkowej – CENTRALA, 2021, 64 pp
Language: Polish
Genre: Comics
ISBN: 9788363892722
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The imagination of the Black Continent unmercifully breaks down our European preconception of what a folktale is supposed to look like.

Poetic, somewhat absurd and in some places dark – such are the short folktales of this book. Most of them come out of traditional African folklore though, in the rendition of children storytellers, with a rather distinctive flavor.

The texts arrived into the hands of the Czech artist David Böhm, in the suitcase of his sister Terezie as a stack of student essays from a small Central African school. The imagination of the Black Continent unmercifully breaks down our European preconception of what a folktale is supposed to look like.

Somewhat shocking to children, it is a singularly refreshing comic strip for adults.

Language: Polish
Title: Milczenie Hipopotama
Publisher: Sztuka Komiksu Europy Środkowej – CENTRALA
Year: 2021
Pages: 64
Genre: Comics
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