Graphic novels in German or other languages
Hi I'm not sure if this has ever been published in the forms here before, but figured I'd share with the community for those who like graphic novels. The Wormwood Saga is an online graphic novel available for free from the author/artist Daniel Lieske's website. It's cool because you can pull up the original German version or translations to English and other languages.
I remember a couple of years ago (or indeed more than that) I found a beautiful picture on the internet, and I liked it so much that I spent a couple of hours trying to find its source (at the time I still didn't know of tineye.com). After a while I tracked it to that website. I didn't end up reading the material either because it wasn't finished or simply because I've never really read comic books and I just drifted off, but man am I glad to see it again! I completely forgot about its existence and seeing the webpage on my screen just made me ecstatic.
For over a month now I've been drilling at German vocabulary, with a goal of 25 words per day (which I've never failed at since learning (or better yet introducing) 25 words per day isn't really that time-consuming). I've been quite strict about reaching that goal time after time because after ten or so months of learning German I still found I couldn't even begin to read a simple news article. I didn't want to read anything before September (seeing as around the start of it I should reach about 4000 words, hopefully), but just out of curiosty I tried the German version of the comic and to my great surprise I was able to understand every word of the first two boxes I laid my eyes on! I'm still going to wait until September before trying to read it in full, but I just wanted to say that you made my evening a lot better with this! Thank you very much!
Glad to know this helps! I'm a bit selective about comics, but I do enjoy the art from this artist and so have become a bit hooked on it. I have a copy of the 1st Harry Potter Book in German, but I like that I can take things in smaller pieces with the graphic novel. And so I find myself enjoying it much more. I figure Harry can wait until Fall...
That's exactly what's happened to me! Now that I've discovered this one, I'll be on the lookout for more.
I am new to Germany, but I believe that reading in the language, no matter how little I know will help me so much rather than remembering vocabulary only. Been doing it since I learned English and Japanese, didn't get any interesting German related stuff, so thank you!! Vielen danke my friend <3
I definitely think that's true. The Duolingo exercises are great practice, but they can become a bit predictable, so I find it's good to mix things up a bit.
Several years ago I have tried to read a comic book in German. It is for girls and women, and it is titled “Venus in Love” or other. The original book is published in Japan (my mother country) but there have been a bit of a train wreck because I have tried to recognize every correspond word to Japanese. Perhaps it was better trying to read without my mother tongue. This graphic novel is written by a native German, so such a material gives me eyes like a German child's. Thank you! (I’m also learning English on duo slowly. Sorry, if this text includes strange expressions.)