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Ralf König

Website: www.ralfkoenig.de

Bio: Ralf König was born in 1960 in Soest, Germany, and studied at the Staatliche Kunstakademie (National Academy of Fine Arts) in Düsseldorf. König published his first comic book (Schwul-Comix I) in 1981 and appeared in many gay papers in the early '80s. In 1987 he began a long-term relationship with Rowohlt Verlag, Germany's largest publisher. There he published Der bewegte Mann, which inspired the largest grossing movie in German history, released in the U.S. as Maybe...Maybe Not.

König has published more than 20 full-length comic books which have sold more than two million copies and been translated into 14 languages.


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Beach Boys. Comics
Beach Boys
Bull's Balls
Coeurs chauds
Conrad et Paul, tome 1 : Couilles de taureau
Conrad et Paul, tome 2 : Tranches de vit
Conrad et Paul, tome 3 : Cuirs et sentiments
Conrad et Paul, tome 4 : Damna internat, si anal
Der bewegte Mann, Pretty Baby. Comic
Fourre a la creme
Gemischte Gefuhle. Ein Lesebuch zur sexuellen Orientierung
Heisse Herzen. Liebeslesebuch
Iago
Killer Condom
Kondom des Grauens. Das Buch zum Film
Konrad und Paul, Bd.1
Le Retour de la capote qui tue
Les Nouveaux Mecs, tome 1
Lysistrata
Marrons glaces
Maybe...Maybe Not Again!
Maybe...Maybe Not
Postcard Set 1
Postcard Set 2
Prall aus dem Leben
Pretty Baby. Comic
Sahneschnittchen und andere Schwulcomix
Silvestertuntenball und andere Schwulcomix
Trau keinem uber Dreibig 30. Die Achtundsechziger 68er
Wie die Karnickel
Zitronenrollchen und andere Schwulcomix
ago. Comic


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FIRST REPORT FROM NYCC 2011!
[News, Posted 10/15/11]
Hey ho, your intrepid Prism flack’s first report from New York Comic-Con 2011. This one’ll be quick because I’m beat! Okay, here’s the convention center: Here’s the dungeon from hell they shoved me in trying to get in (and I had a badge!). Ten switchbacks, almost an hour in there. I was tweeting for gay marines to come and rescue me! Here was the Prism Panel from Friday night – XX: Women in Queer Comics! It was packed! And there was a great chemistry here, with JD Glass…

TRANSLATION OF RALF KöNIG’S DOWN TO THE BONE DEBUTS AT APE ON OCTOBER 1!
[News, Posted 9/25/11]
Internationally acclaimed German cartoonist Ralf König has produced a sequel to his best-selling graphic novel The Killer Condom. The sequel, titled Down to the Bone, will make its English-language debut at San Francisco's Alternative Press Expo (APE) on October 1. Down to the Bone picks up the story three years later and draws hard-boiled gay detective Luigi Macaroni into another bizarre case. This time, someone is killing the gay men of Manhattan, leaving nothing but…

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[News, Posted 7/19/11]
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[News, Posted 7/29/10]
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KILLER CONDOM PENETRATES U.S. MARKET! UNWRAPPING THIS WEEKEND AT APE!
[News, Posted 10/13/09]
San Francisco, CA – Ignite! Entertainment is proud to announce the publication of a revised edition of acclaimed German cartoonist Ralf König’s The Killer Condom, a gay send-up of slasher films that has inspired both a feature film and a long-running live show featuring life-sized puppets. Originally published in 1992 by Catalan Communications, The Killer Condom has long been out of print. Now, gay comics publisher Ignite! Entertainment, which found success with English…


RECENT OFFSITE FEATURES

REVIEW: DOWN TO THE BONE
[Source: The Gay Comics List, Added: 11/12/11]
Two years ago, Ralf Konig’s The Killer Condom was republished in English. I’m very happy to see that its sequel has now also been translated. Down To The Bone (Bis auf die Knochen, 1990, the title...

TURNING 50, CARTOONIST RALF KOENIG EXPLORES NEW GROUND
[Source: Deutsche Welle, Added: 8/8/10]
Ralf Koenig would gladly get rid of his label as a gay cartoonist, but the brand has stuck. He was a huge influence in the gay cultural development of the 1980s and 90s, but has since taken on...

WHY GERMANY ISN'T A METROPOLIS OF SCI-FI AND FANTASY
[Source: Coventry Telegraph, Added: 6/1/08]
"In 1996, the sci-fi situation hadn't much improved when the Germans brought out a fantasy comedy movie called Killer Condom—or, Kondom des Grauens—based on the comic book of the...

SCREEN GEMS TO REMAKE MAYBE… MAYBE NOT
[Source: MovieWeb, Added: 8/9/07]
The foreign film Der Bewegte Mann (Maybe...Maybe Not) is being remade for American Audiences. According to Variety, Screen Gems has acquired the North American rights to the property,...

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