Tender Is the Fright: German Comics Artist Finds Grace in the Grotesque

Artist Marijpol (Marie Pohl) returns to Jerusalem seven years after spending a semester in the capital, which inspired a typically quirky story involving a faux Michael Jackson and bearded women.

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Marijpol (Marie Pohl) is the first to acknowledge that most people don’t get her work, at least not initially. After all, how can stories focused on death and grotesque-looking characters have anything...