Katja Klengel (1988* In Jena) is a freelance screenwriter and comic-strip artist from Berlin.
After her art studies at the HfBK Dresden she studied screenwriting at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb). The screenplay of her serial pilot Vesta was nominated for the FIRST STEPS Award in 2018 and won the Mitteldeutsche Medienstiftung Award at the Academy for Children’s Media.
Since 2017 Katja Klengel has been working on her autobiographical comic column Girlsplaining, which she publishes in the feminist online magazine Broadly. In 2018 Girlsplaining was published as a comic book edition under the same title by the Berlin comic publisher Reprodukt. In the same year her serial comic Als ich so alt war (When I Was So Old) (published 2012 in the F.A.Z) was published by the Franco-Belgian publisher Casterman under the title Quand j’avais ton âge.
In addition, Katja passionately enjoys collecting Sailor Moon merchandise and organizing the scenic comic reading series Reading Panels, together with Thomas Wätzold.
At CCON | COMIC CON STUTTGART you can find her at the booth of “Comic Solidarity”.