Monday, April 13, 2009


As I've written before, I have always been interested in stories about the Second Worldwar. In my comics-collection I have quite a few books about that period. And always when I visit a comics-store and see a book about the war, I take a look. I thought it would be nice if I share some of the titles I have with you.
Kriegspiel1.jpg picture by erikdegraaf
I bought Kriegspiel by Arno and Bocquet at the end of the eighties in Paris. It's not really a comic, but more an illustrated story. I was especially impressed by Arno's beautiful drawings. I think they catch the atmosphere of the war in a very strong and emotional way.
The book tells some witness-stories from the Warsaw-ghetto, but also about after-war gangs in Eastern-Europe.
Not only Arno's artwork is fantastic, but also the graphic design of the book fits very well  to the war-period. The book was published first in 1988 by Alpen Publishers and reprinted in 1992 by La Sirene. I think you can only find it on Ebay nowadays.
Kriegspiel2.jpg picture by erikdegraaf

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