AN ECLECTIC ART COMIC BOOK WENDY PFERD TOD MEXICO

Mamka is thrilled, overwhelmed, happy and exhausted. a project of 5 years work is finally finished and will be celebrated and presented on 1.3.23, 19:00 in Literaturehouse Vienna with an Exhibition and Performance of soundcomic with Natascha Gangl & Rdeca Raketa. SAVE THE DATE!

There are so many people involved that i want to thank from all of my heart. Thank you all the artists, who contributed their work to this book: Natascha Gangl, Toño Camuñas, Martin Egger, Birgit Kellner, Matija Schellander and Klaus Wohlgemuth. Thank you Natascha Gangl for shaping together with me the direction of the book artwork. For writing your novel “Wendy fährt nach Mexico”, that was a source for our sound comic, which became an inspiration for artworks, that are collected in this book. What a trip indeed! Thank you dear Christian Fuchs for sharing your amazing print space and profound knowledge on print, some of the prints were made there in 2019. Thank you Michael Haderer for helping on graphics of some of the Stickers. After days of failed tryouts you jumped in, a real photoshop hero and saved our asses. Thank you Mathias Lenz for making an appliance that helped to work a bit faster on folding book spine. you saved us a lot of time with it. So we could loose it somewhere else ha ha. And now, most of all, really, without you this would not be possible, thank you dear Franziska Füchsl for jumping on this crazy train of the book making with me. You never doubted my absurd idea of binding design and if you did, you surely didn’t show it. You never lost your nerves when we realized in a process that we need to jump some pretty high hurdles. You just went, took my hand, and we jumped. It was a big privilege, pleasure, fun and great expedition to design, produce and while producing already repairing this beauty, all 60 times in a row. Dear Matija, a big thanks to you, for feeding us with good food while making a book, for taking over some stamp and other manual work, when i couldn’t manage the time anymore.

While this book making was in last steps, we already started to plan the exhibition and here belongs a space still for more thanks to share. Yup! There are so many people and willing minds needed in order to bring visions of one mind to light. Thank you Literature House Vienna, Robert Huez, Barbara Zwiefelhofer, Daniel Terkl for your fresh and open minded view of the subject, your passionate support all the way through in making the upcoming exhibition. Thank you Leonie Spitzer for designing the space with our art and your big contribution on ideas, how to do, see things differently, your sharp looks and advise in accompanying my art in making. Also big thanks to you Matija Schellander and Dominik Hruza (graphic design), for your ideas, all amazing solutions, fastest plan B solvers next to Leonie, i have ever seen, for your help and realization of my, our art. What a team. Extremely grateful!

What else is there to say? Come and celebrate with us!!! or well buy a book, i mean a box with a book and three singles and little goodies inside and a CD and a bag and…and here another big thank you to few people who believed in this project and pre-ordered the box. you know who you are. because of your trust i kept courage to go on in times where i started to doubt all this overwhelming work in process… BIG VIRTUAL HUG TO YOU ALL!

photos by one and only DANIEL SOSTARIC. here you can admire his work. amazing! check it out!

WENDY PFERD TOD MEXICO
An Art-Comic-Book

Concept and Production: Maja Osojnik,
MAM #05, Mamka Records, 2023.

Inspired by the Soundcomic „Wendy Pferd Tod Mexico“
by Natascha Gangl & RDEČA RAKETA

Based on „Wendy fährt nach Mexiko“,
a Novel by Natascha Gangl, RITTER Verlag 2015.

Artwork: Natascha Gangl and Maja Osojnik,
and Benefactions by Toño Camuñas, Martin Egger, Birgit Kellner, Matija Schellander and Klaus Wohlgemuth.

Book Design, Production & Reparation: Franziska Füchsl and Maja Osojnik.
Binding Design © Maja Osojnik.

CD „WENDY PFERD TOD MEXICO. A soundcomic“
Text: natascha gangl
Music: RDEČA RAKETA (maja osojnik & matija schellander)
Mixing: matija schellander
Mastering: martin leitner
produced 2018

BOX:
MAM#01 / “CHICKEN/DIE TOTEN”, 7″, Natascha Gangl & RDEČA RAKETA, MAMKA RECORDS, 2018.
MAM#02 / “MI CORAZON/Where do the flies go at night?”, 7″, Natascha Gangl & RDEČA RAKETA, MAMKA RECORDS, 2019
MAM#03 / “SUPERANDOME. SUPER RANDOM ME”, 7″, Natascha Gangl & RDEČA RAKETA, MAMKA RECORDS, 2020.
hand printed bag
ART-COMIC-BOOK

friendly supported by
SKE Fonds
BMKOES /music & literature

BIG thanks for all the help on the way to the final book to Christian Fuchs, Michael Haderer, Mathias Lenz,
Our patient families and friends.

WENDY PFERD TOD MEXICO premiered in 2018 on Kunstradio-Radiokunst Ö1 and has so far celebrated over 25 LIVE performances across Europe, including translations into Spanish, English, Slovenian and Polish, and was awarded 1st prize at the Berlin Radio Play Festival, 2018.