Tag Archives: Rotopol Press

SCHAPPI

Written and Illustrated by Anna Haifisch

It’s such a thing with diplomacy in the animal kingdom! You often have different views, but generally try not to step on anyone’s paws or claws too much. But what if the mouse is a racist? And the weasel looks so damn delicious?

Rights sold: French, English and Swedish

Hardback / 200 x 255 mm / 92 pages / Rotopol Press

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SOLA

Written and Illustrated by Malwine Stauss

“Sola” begins with the narration of a dream in luminous shapes and colours – a utopian place of refuge. But like in a moment of awakening, the harmonious ideal breaks against a reality that offers neither security nor confidence. It is a reality in which crises like climate change threaten the fragile balance of the environment and call the certainties of our everyday lives into question.

Hardback / 170 x 240 mm / 44 pages / Rotopol Press

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SANDRO

Written and Illustrated by Alice Socal

SANDRO is a late coming-of-age story of 26-year-old Pallas, who cannot free himself from the embrace of his childhood friend, Sandro. Undeterred, Sandro penetrates all stages and events of growing up with his tenderness and enormous love, confronting the protagonist with a seemingly insurmountable problem: how can he progress in his life without losing the magic and spontaneity that have distinguished his childhood games and dreams?

Rights sold: Italian

Paperback / 175 x 240 mm / 32 pages / Rotopol Press

HOW MUCH LONGER

Written and Illustrated by Alice Socal

Loosely and yet meaningfully, Alice Socal describes the experiences of her pregnancies in an interplay of irony and perplexity. Combining text and image, she organises her doubts, fears, expectations and wonders of this special time. In the leading roles: a cat as alter ego, a dog as boyfriend and a seal as the pregnancy itself.

Paperback / 165 x 195 mm / 124 pages / Rotopol Press

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NIKA, LOTTE, MANGOLD – THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING

Written and Illustrated by Thomas Wellman

Time never stands still in Dackeltal and there is a lot to explore and to experience – in twelve new episodes: the friends find themselves in an epic snowball fight. Lotte is not happy with the idea of celebrating Christmas with her dad’s new girlfriend. Nika, Lotte and Mangold with an underestimated challenge: child sitting. And much more…

Hardback / 165 x 195 mm / 84 pages / Rotopol Press

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FÜRCHTETAL

Written and Illustrated by Markus Färber and Christine Färber

After the sudden suicide of their father, two siblings begin a silent correspondence: she writes to him, he sends drawings back. Each filled page makes visible what words often lack. The dialogue opens a world full of enchanted memories, riddles and feelings that, as intimate as they may be, bring to light something universal: a catastrophe.

Paperback / 195 x 270 mm / 116 pages/ Rotopol Press

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NIKA, LOTTE, MANGOLD GO ON!

Written and Illustrated by Thomas Wellman

Nika, Lotte and Mangold have grown up, but they are still the same. When they are together, the world always becomes bigger than their small town. Mangold struggles with her chaotic parents, Lotte counts bugs, and everything revolves around Nika’s music.

Hardback / 165 x 195 mm / 84 pages / Rotopol Press

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NIKA, LOTTE, MANGOLD!

Written and Illustrated by Thomas Wellman

Nika is into metal, video games, and action. Lotte is super athletic, super accurate, and super smart. Mangold likes to drag around stuff, has the best taste in clothes, and makes the best cannonballs. The three friends live in Dackeltal, where nothing much ever happens. Luckily, they are never short of imagination when it comes to finding fun things to do.

Rights sold: French, Catalan, Galician and English

Hardback / 165 x 195 mm / 84 pages / Rotopol Press

TO BE A BRAVE SCOUT

Written and Illustrated by Julia Klugge

Ready for a trip into the wilderness? Julia Kluge invites the readers to marvelous adventures in nature – from hiking at sunrise and picking delicious berries to camping under the stars. The dreamy and expressive illustrations make familiar flora and fauna seem excitingly new.

Rights sold: English

Paperback / 120 x 170 mm / 32 pages / Rotopol Press

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IN WINTER

Written and Illustrated by Rita Fürstenau

It is winter and in a nameless forest in the north, the paths of a cat and a hawk cross. This brief encounter will be fateful for both, as death, who roams silently through the cold night, joins them. IN WINTER is reminiscent of a classic animal fable, but this time the atmospheric tale focuses on the inner lives of the characters and their inevitable relationship.

Rights sold: English

Hardback / 145 x 195 mm / 32 pages / Rotopol Press