Barbora Klapalová (CZ) - World of Cucumbers


Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM

The comics is inspired by an absurd situation which occured on 11th of July 2018 during the vote on government confidence of the cabinet of the prime minister Andrej Babiš in Czech Republic. While all significant newspapers have informed about this event on their front page, the paper MF Dnes (owned by the prime minister) presented a recipe for pickled cucumbers. The comics shows the naivistic (non)perception of the world in contrast to a scary reality. The aim of the piece is to point the fact that, according to the author of the comics, on the occasion of this essential democratic decision, such article shouldn’t appear on the front page. Barbora Klapalová is a student of architecture and an artist.

For the first time this year, KOMA has announced a Call for Comics or Opencall. We have invited all professionals and amateurs to participate on the festival in its theme of EXTINCTION AND ENDANGERED SPECIES. We have been sent 23 sketched and finished comics from which we chose ten most interesting ones to be exhibited. The pieces present various topics from artificial intelligence to personal stories.