Quint Buchholz at the Festival of Humor

From July 18 to September 26, 2021, Bernried on Lake Starnberg is hosting the Festival of Humor. The comical art of cartoonists and painters, musicians, cabaret and puppet artists, comedians and authors will be at the center of a host of indoor and outdoor events: There will be readings, plays and performances, cartoon drawing workshops and even a humorous park, the “Laughing Forest” by the lake.

Pictures by Quint Buchholz are featured in several of the festival’s exhibitions: Peter Gaymann’s “Of Chickens and Humans” from June 26 to Oktober 24 at the Buchheim Museum of Imagination, the animal-themed open air exhibition “Tierisch”, and the Gallery of Artists on Bernried’s town square from July 18 to September 26.

More information about the festival, scheduled events and tickets is available online, on the Forum for Humor and Comical Art’s (Forum für Humor und Komische Kunst) and the Buchheim Museum of Imagination’s (Buchheim Museum für Phantasie) websites.

“The World and I” – A celebration of Christian Morgenstern’s 150th birthday

On May 6, 1871, famous humoristic poet, dramatist, translator and aphorist Christian Morgenstern was born in Munich.

To celebrate his 150th birthday, Urbachhaus is publishing an elegant new collection of poems from all phases of Morgenstern’s eventful life and creative work on March 17. On about 140 pages, the poet in all his thematic and atmospheric diversity is accompanied by a selection of Quint Buchholz pictures.

A fine linen-bound anthology for fans of Morgenstern’s and all those interested in literature, for exploring and rediscovering, laughing, feeling and immersing oneself in. With an afterword by David Marc Hoffmann.

Christian Morgenstern / Quint Buchholz
The World and I: Christian Morgenstern’s Life in Poetry (German)
Hardcover 143 pages
€ 16,00 (D)
978-3-8251-5279-6

“… in the world’s most beautiful pictures”: Quint Buchholz on Hanser Rauschen

For “Hanser Rauschen”, a bi-weekly literature podcast produced by publishers of the Hanser Group, editors are currently interviewing people from the world of books, such as writers, readers, other editors and publishers.

Quint Buchholz has created many book covers and illustrated books for Hanser — among them “Sofie’s World” and “Nero Corleone”, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this past fall.

In episode no. 45, he talks with Saskia Heintz, head of Hanser’s children’s and adolescents’ book section, about their longstanding cooperation, about his books and paintings, about inspiration and the importance of taking one’s time every once in a while.

The podcast can be listened to on the Hanser publishers’ website. It is also available on iTunes / Apple Podcast, on Spotify and Deezer as well as all usual podcatchers, Soundcloud and YouTube.

“To Everything There Is a Season” – exhibition in Augsburg

From November 28, 2020 to March 15, 2021 the art gallery run by the Augsburg Bookstore By The Fruit Market is once again showing a selection of limited, signed fine art prints of Quint Buchholz pictures.

Originally, Quint Buchholz was also scheduled to read from his new book “To Everything There Is a Season” (“Alles hat seine Zeit”, published in 2020 by Carl Hanser) on November 27. Unfortunately, the reading had to be cancelled due to the current situation.

Instead, there will now be a book table with autographed Quint Buchholz books.

Location:

Buchhandlung am Obstmarkt
(“Bookstore By The Fruit Market”)
Obstmarkt 11
86152 Augsburg

Opening hours:

Mondays through Fridays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
and on Saturdays before Christmas: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

“Picture Stories”: Workshop in Hanover, 2021

From March 22 to 25, 2021, Quint Buchholz will be teaching a painting class titled “Picture Stories” at the Hanover Art Factory (Kunstfabrik Hannover).

The annual course catalog for 2021 will be released at the end of September and can be ordered or downloaded on the Art Factory’s website. It contains a detailed course description, as well as more information about course fees and registration.

“The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow”: New edition

Since 2015, Luis Sepúlveda’s The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow — a world author’s love declaration for the inconspicuous and the slow — has been seducing readers big and small into deceleration and mindfulness. Recently, these classic topics have yet gained in importance.

On August 26, 2020, half a year after the Chilean author’s premature death, the Fischer/Sauerländer publishing house launched a new pocket edition of the story about a small, inquisitive snail on a big expedition that ponders why she is so slow.

A book for all dreamers and those searching for happiness. Together with its tender colorful illustrations by Quint Buchholz, it invites its readers to pause for a moment — and opens many unknown perspectives.

Luis Sepúlveda / Quint Buchholz
The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow
Hardcover 80 pages
€ 10,00 (D)
978-3-7373-5756-2

Reading for “Blutenburg Summer Stage”

“Blutenburg Summer Stage” is a culture program of the International Youth Library Foundation of Blutenburg Castle that will really make you forget the current restrictions on cultural life.

From July 12 to September 6, 2020 a large number of different open air events will take place in the castle courtyard (or at Jella Lepman Hall in case of bad weather) every day and evening. There will be readings, plays and concerts for children, adolescents and adults.

Among many artists like Paul Maar, Erhard Dietl, and the TangoBravo group, Quint Buchholz will also be participating. Accompanied by live music by Juli Linden (violin) and Anna Rehker (cello), he will be reading a “Praise of Slowness”: stories and poems by Johann Wolgang Goethe, Mascha Kaléko, Toni Morrison, Theodor Storm, W. C. Williams, and many others.

An evening for calming down and taking the time to fully indulge in summer’s pleasures. More information about the event (in German) as well as a registration link can be found on the International Youth Library’s website.

Time and location:

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
8 p.m.
Admission: 7 €

International Youth Library
Blutenburg Castle
Seldweg 15
81247 Munich

Online reading for World Book Day

The German Academy for Children’s and Adolescent’s Literature of the St. Michael’s Association celebrated World Book Day (April 2020) with an online reading series .

On May 4, Quint Buchholz was invited to the show and recited from his Sleep Well, Little Bear (Hanser, 2011). The reading (in German) can still be watched online, here on our website or on Youtube.