“Kleist” Pitch Results

This is the outcome of the 70 hour KLEIST pitch. The subject was HEINRICH VON KLEIST, a popular yet mysterious writer and poet of the Romanticism age who died 200 years ago.

Around 40 cartoons were uploaded within the 70 hours, mostly new artworks in very different styles, mostly caricatures or portraits, but also funny cartoons and collages.
Juror Günther Emig, director of the Kleist Archives Sembdner in Heilbronn was very busy searching for his favorites and appreciated how many artists tried to “visualize” this one man, Heinrich von Kleist, the one who occupies Mr. Emig for years.

He couldn’t decide for 3 Kleist cartoons, so here are 6 picks with his comments (in random order):

"One of my favorites. Big eyes, the hair combed into the face, historical outfit. And a distinct style – even if I didn't recognize Heinrich at once."

"Very nice artwork. Unfortunately in those times, mail coaches were convertibles, and when they went uphill, you had to leave the coach or even push it. Heinrich would have liked it this way."

"One of my favorite illustrations, even if maybe arisen from a 1900's youth book. Yes, superb!"

"I like it. Heinrich with a folder under his arm – no, it's a book – on his way to school. Brave guy."

"Lovely. I'd like to hug him."

"Wow! Well, it is an advantage if one worked on a Kleist before. Totally great! Gratulations!"

Please check all submissions in this collection:

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One Response to ““Kleist” Pitch Results”

  1. BOB BARTO says:

    A truly marvelous accomplishment.

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