Adult Picture Book

A new genre of books are emerging. Immerse yourself into a new reading experience. Explore on your own or tell others  stories you discover in the pictures. With only a few sentences leading you through the book, most narratives are found in the pictures.

Titelbild von dem Buch Suvin.
Jobot Universe Series
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The book is available in German as a hardcover and eBook.

SUVIN

A social fiction about a man who loses his job to a machine. The story is told in simple text and with detail-filled artwork..

Suvin - an individual fate in an upheaval of society.

Suvin, the protagonist of the story, loses his job first, then his self-respect and finally his wife. In his despair, he breaks out of social convention and throws himself into an alternative reality of life with his newfound friends.

Doppelseite aus dem Buch SUVIN. Der Rabe tanzt mit dem Einhorn und Suvin den Regentanz.Doppelseite aus dem Buch SUVIN. Suvin liegt in Unterhose auf dem Boden in der Wohnung seiner Mutter. Diese steht im Vordergrund und zeigt unmissverständlich ihre Missachtung.
Reality and fiction intertwine in the story. What is real and what is fiction? What is the basis of faith and how it influences our live? The book SUVIN explores these questions.
Press comment:
"A serious yet funny social fiction story with plenty of room for ones interpretation. In its form, it is best described as a 'picture book for adults', such work is probably quite unique at present and definitely worth a closer look. Uwe Post
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With Suvin, August Mond presents the reader with a quiet yet visually powerful book in which the protagonist's personal crisis is followed by the social crisis caused by automation. Tanja from the Scent of Books and Coffee
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Doppelseite aus dem Buch SUVIN. Suvin und seine Freunde im Regen unter einer dicken, dunklen Wolke.
SUVIN is available as a handmade hardcover book together with a 10-page brochure (fanfold). The fully illustrated fanfold explains more than 80 details and points out hidden connections in the pictures.

SUVIN, the book: Hardcover, open-bound thread stitching, 52 pages, 25 picture plates + 2 individual picture plates for preface and postscript,  book block size 240mm x 317mm. SUVIN's World, the supplement: 10-page fanfold 998 x 264mm.

Hardcover book german version available at € 24 on Amazon. e-book german versio available at Apple iBook-Store at € 8.99.
August Mond-Entwurf für den Titel von Reana.
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The story is available in complete narrative. All pictures are already outlined. The initial painting of the artwork has begun.

REANA

This book is work in progress. All examples seen below are still in drafts.

"Catch me, if you can!" is Reana's favourite game. She plays her game in variations throughout her life. Deep thought provoking story about death, revenge and atonement.

Reana - a life overshadowed by death, loss and sacrifice.

The narration REANA begins with her birth and ends with her tragic death. We go on her journey towards an apparent fate. The story focus on devotion, loss death and hope in the afterlife.

August Mond-Schwarz-weiss-Skizze eines Jungen und einer jungen Frau miteinander in einem Park "Fangen" spielend.August Mond-Schwarz-weiss-Skizze einer handgenähten Monsterpuppe mit ganz rundem Kopf.

Recurring elements of the story are dynamism, agility as well as joie de vivre and despair. Reana's life is influenced by both.

August Mond-Schwarz-weiss-Skizze einer jungen Frau, die mit ihrem Kleinkind "Fangen" spielt.
"The game is called 'Catch me, if you can!" exclaims her son.
August Mond-Schwarz-weiss-Skizze einer jungen Frau neben einem Sarg. Ihre Hand leicht diesen berührend.

One by one, people come and go into her life and accompanies her on each phase of her journey.

August Mond-Schwarz-weiss-Skizze einer jungen Frau in einer nächtlichen Straße. Schüchtern folgt ihr eine junger Mann.
" The Death," says her grandmother, "don't play."

REANA the book (planned): Hardcover open bound thread stitching, 64 pages, 31 pictorial plates + 2 individual pictorial plates for preface and postscript, , book block size 240mm x 317mm. Reana, the supplement is not yet designed.

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August Mond-Entwurf für den Titel von 63-3.
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The story is available in complete narrative. All pictures are already outlined. The initial painting of the artwork has begun.

63-3

This book is work in progress. All examples seen below are still in drafts.

Jobot 63-3 is spontaneously created on his own for special tasks. When the time comes, it faces all forms of responsibility. In this story, salvation of humanity is set against the betrayal of an individual.

63-3 - a life of duty and a life of love.

63-3 is the first Jobot who adopt and raise a child. He accompanies Sigma throughout her life and supports her endeavour to be the best cook in the system. 63-3 is a tragic hero in the story. His real role is revealed by reading through the explanatory notes in which his conversations with his superiors are revealed in his minutes.

August Mond-Farbskizze von 63-3 mit Sigma in einem Museum. Sie stehen vor riesigen Schädeln mit unnatürlich vielen Augenhöhlen.
63-3 never misses an opportunity to teach Sigma.
August Mond-Farbskizze von Sigma einen von ihr gekochten Hai in Erdbeersoße präsentierend.

Sigma works very hard to become a cook. Soon she is well-known and presents her cooking skills throughout the system.

Many pictures focus on their relationship. Colours in the artwork indicate the intensity of the story.

August Mond-Farbskizze von 63-3, der mit Sigma an einer Tankstelle ist. Er reicht Sigma einen "Heißer Hai" genannten Snack.
"Are you talking to a lot of people again?" "I'm talking to more than three hundred thousand. That's a lot of people."
"But I'm the only one you read to at bedtime?" "Yes, you are."
August Mond-Farbskizze von 63-3, der die kleine Sigma in einem Hochbett zur Nachtruhe legt.

63-3 the book (planned): hardcover open bound thread stitching, 64 pages, 31 pictorial plates + 2 individual pictorial plates for preface and postscript, , book block size 240mm x 317mm. 63-3, the supplement is completely texted.

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August Mond-Entwurf für den Title von Darin.
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The story is available in complete narrative. All pictures are already outlined. The initial painting of the artwork has begun. A supplement is planned but not yet conceived.

DARIN

This book is work in progress. All examples seen below are still in drafts.

DARIN the Jobot clown is assigned to investigate a mysterious book. With a suspenseful investigation, this story focusses on a double moral society too.

DARIN - the frivolous adventure of a maverick.

DARIN the Jobot clown is famous for his wit and notoriety of his business dealings. He is supposed to work as an undercover agent to decipher the secret of a picture book. Involving his circus friends and business contacts, he comes closer and closer to solving the mystery…

August Mond-Farbskizze von DARIN, der mit zwei Artisten in einem Nacktclub ist. DARIN steht an der Bar, die Artisten tanzen.
DARIN loves to be among people.  He finds himself in their faults, their weaknesses and their longing for comfort.
August Mond-Farbskizze eines bandagierten Elefantenkopfes.
In the pictures, the line between circus and underworld is blurred. On one hand, humans conforms to societal norms and expectations by being politically ‘over’ correct yet on the other hand, they seek occasions to live out their suppressed emotions and desires.
August Mond-Farbskizze von DARIN, der sich auf den Dompteur stürzt und diesen zu Boden wirft. Im Vordergrund ein kleinwüchsiger Mensch.
"You're doing this! You're watching me!" as DARIN attacks the tamer. "Naa," says the dwarf: "He's not watching you."
August Mond-Farbskizze eines Treffens von DARIN und einem Informanten. Im Vordergrund ein futuristisch vollverhüllter Mann.

Darin - the book (planned): hardcover open bound thread stitching, 64 pages, 31 pictorial plates + 2 individual pictorial plates for preface and postscript, , book block size 240mm x 317mm. Darin, the supplement, is not yet conceived.

If you don't want to miss the release of DARIN let me know.
Thank you very much! You will be informed when DARIN is published.
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