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/// Siberia, 1908 – an enormous explosion sends shivers through the silent taiga, an area the size of the Saarland gets destroyed, 60 million tr… Read More
/// Siberia, 1908 – an enormous explosion sends shivers through the silent taiga, an area the size of the Saarland gets destroyed, 60 million trees get pushed to the ground like leaves of grass that have been folded, but until today we cannnot be sure of what was the cause of this catastrophe. Was it a meteorite? Natural gas escaping the ground? Aliens? Or was it all a scheme of the government? In my comic-strip I take reference to the catastrophe of Tunguska and link its mysteries to the history of a fictional siberian family and the history of the country. The strip is intended as a weekly newspaper strip. So far it consists of 16 episodes and will be continued. 2010/2011 Read Less
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In Siberia each rock is hiding a small secret.
But the big ones rest in Tunguska.

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_ Every year on June 30th, we come together to eat and talk.
_ First we silently eat.
_ Then we talk about what had happened.
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_ We all grew up with secrets here.
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_There are some things one can be certain of about the event.
_The night sky remained bright.
_ Approximately 60 million trees fell down in the shape of a butterfly
_The blast wave of the explosion made the transsiberian railroad tremble on its newly constructed tracks.
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_ Perhaps Nicola Tesla did have something to do with it after all.
_ The newspapers wrote he was a dreamer and impractical inventor.
_ He was building a radio tower in Wardencliff, New York entirely made out of wood.
_ With this he wanted to pursue his theory of free energies.
_ Perhaps they realeased something unexpected on the other side of the world.
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_ The transformers could have prevented it all!
_ Or Godzilla!
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_ When we were younger we thought or grandma was a swan girl.
_ There were legends about swans that turned into girls...
_ as soon as they set foot on the ground.
_ I think grandpa took her wings and she had to stay.
_ She never stopped searching for them.
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_ Natural gas might have escaped its underground bed.
_ It has lots of kinetic energy and is flameable.
_ It approached the sun and formed crystals.
_ And that‘s where it caught fire.
_ Following its own gas trail back it hit the forrest with full force.
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_ Mom used to tell us stories about Genghis Khan and his horde.
_ We too wanted to be wild and free like him. We only wanted to sleep outside from then on.
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_ As a child I lived with my parents in Moscow.
_ They told me one would turn into a blue wolf...
_ if only one did enough somersaults.
_ Later I realized that most boys rather wanted to turn into a воры в законе a „thief in law“.
   You didn‘t need any summersaults for that.
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_ I once had a bad dream as we were sleeping outside.
_ A man came out of Lake Checo and called out for mom.
_ She left for Saint Petersburg the very next morning.
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_ Jelena, Jakow – your mother used to accompany your father on the hunt.
_ They stayed away for several weeks.
_ Fur seems to satisfy a deep desire in us humans.
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_ My mother believed in the old powers.
_ She said the Evenki angered Ogdy, the god of thunder.
_ In order to appease him the gave him sacrifices.
_ Even today his curse is on the land and my mother forbade me to ever set foot on it.
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_ My father used to threaten that the Tschulugdi would come and get  me if I didn‘t behave.
_ The man-eaters.
_ Judging by the way the adults talked about the camps I assumed they had to be the kingdom of the Tschulugdi.
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Second edition printed by Mami Verlag.
_ Not all stones have been turned.
_ The secrets will continue.
 
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