Compulsion

Simone F. Baumann

German, Edition Moderne, Zurich, 2021

With strong images, Simone F. Baumann writes and draws in short episodes about her concerns and her struggles in everyday life. There is no sugarcoating in this book. Her stories are wild and raw and portray the world as chaotic and dreary – but always with a good pinch of black humor. The book provides a deep insight into her emotional and mental world and leaves a lasting impression.

«Birth, death and all the madness in between – In “Zwang”, Swiss comic artist Simone F. Baumann tells of survival in a depressing world – in a highly artful manner and with lots of black humour.» Der Tagesspiegel

«Rarely has such a truthful, direct and humorous book about the everyday struggle with mental illness in an uncomprehending world been published.» Virginia

Title
Zwang
Publisher
Edition Moderne, Zurich
Translation rights
Marie-France Lombardo, lombardo@editionmoderne.ch
Publication date
2021
Pages
344
ISBN
978-3-03731-211-7

Author

Simone F. Baumann

Simone F. Baumann was born in 1997 near Zurich. She graduated from the preliminary course for art and design and publishes her own comic magazine «2067». Compulsion is her debut graphic novel.

Photo: Julie de Halleux