RALF KÖNIG, born in 1960 in Soest, studied graphic design. His stories were first published in gay men’s magazines. His breakthrough came with Maybe ... Maybe Not (Der bewegte Mann, 1987), which was hugely successful both as a graphic novel and as a feature film. He has received many awards. His comics have been translated into 18 languages. His work has also been presented in countless art exhibitions. He received the 2014 Max und Moritz Prize for his life’s work.
SANTA CLAUS JR
Christmas hasn’t even arrived yet and Ute is already out of festive cheer. This year she wants nothing to do with all the stress, kitsch and commercialism of the Christmas season, and is dead set on staying alone at home and doing absolutely nothing. Then she suddenly hears a loud bang from her balcony – it looks like Christmas is coming to Ute, whether she wants it or not. For who should be dropping by but a snowman, a handsome Saint Nick – and Baby Jesus!
Although things get turbulent in Ute’s flat, and peace and good will seem in short supply, she gets some presents in the end after all…