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41 picture plates with 239 illustrations in colour, thread stitching, paper binding with embossing

Publisher Note

With “SPUK" the young Zurich artist Niklaus Rüegg presents a comic book of a special kind. The four picture stories he has created for this publication are unmistakably reminiscent of the well-known Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse comics. In terms of content, however, “SPUK” breaks every convention.
For his picture series, Niklaus Rüegg has depopulated existing stories, so that readers can now see a sequence of interiors and exteriors in which there is no trace of the protagonists: Yet his pictures are completely devoid of people, the stories without any action. Nevertheless, something like a narrative dynamic is created. The furnishing of the rooms and the natural elements become the backdrop for new, imagined stories: The viewers are invited to invent their own narratives.

Artists’ Book


— (Thesen gegen den Frühling)

by Niklaus Rüegg

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2004
Designer: Georg Rutishauser
Artist: Niklaus Rüegg
Printrun 500
ISBN-13: 978-3-906086-74-3
Subform Graphic Novel
Format softcover
Dimensions 23.5 × 28.5 cm
Pages 48
Technique Offset Printing

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