July 12, 2013

Jaja Verlag

This week I've found some more wonderful books published by Berlin Jaja Verlag in the mailbox and I'm more than happy with them. The first one I want to show you is a novelty by Claus Daniel Herrmann: "In Our Garden". It's his first comic. The format is very unusual, the story is fairly touching and cleverly constructed with flashbacks. It gets along with only a few words (in English) and impresses with beautifully drawn, meaningful pictures.

The second one I've cast an eye at for some time already: "Einfach lecker essen". It's a cook book with nine simple recipes like pumpkin soup or mashed potatoes. The special about it is that every recipe is drawn, there is no descriptive text. And you don't need more words. The pictures speak for themselves. Take a look, it's such a great idea and a very charming book. The author/illustrator is graphic designer Johanna Zabojnik-Ihla. Check out her Doppelgänger blog (together with Michael Jeronski) as well! 

And last but not least the wonderful ABC book "Mit dem ABC durch Berlin" by illustrator Ulrike Jensen and author Elisabeth Wirth. It's an activity book for curious children to explore Berlin: from A like Alex to Z like Zoo. It's really fun and contains some surprises. I love the hand-lettering!

Note: The woman behind Jaja Verlag Annette Köhn has started a Crowdfunding campaign for her comic "LETO - Reise in die Halongbucht". If you want to support her, just click here and join in! It'll be great.

And here you can find the interview with Annette Köhn and Marie Geißler, author/illustrator of another cook book published by Jaja: "Kochen wie fliegen".