Thilo Krapp – War of the Worlds
Thilo Krapp was born in Herdecke in 1975 and grew up in Hagen. At the age of five, he drew ducks driving over a bridge in the Grand Canyon on a Wild West locomotive. Ducks occupy him a lot, they will from now on invent the telephone in their own stories, experience the sinking of the Titanic or live in ghost houses. After school, community service (at AIDS-Hilfe Hagen), then with a friend on a short trip to New York to see the big wide world again before studying communication design at the University of Wuppertal. During his studies, he worked with comics, animated film, children’s book illustration, non-fiction book illustration and magazine illustration.
Thilo works analogue and digital in the “classical” style. He likes to combine old with new, making use of the entire spectrum of art and design history. This creates a field of tension that is typical for him: his works appear in a garment that appears familiar and new at the same time, because it dances on the line between modern and nostalgic.
In 2017 he won the Rudolph Dirks Award in the category Best Literary Adaptation for his graphic novel adaptation of H.G. Wells classic “The War of the Worlds”.
Signing times at “Sammlerecke” booth at CCON | COMIC CON GERMANY in Stuttgart: