Cartoonmuseum Basel Presents a Comprehensive Overview of Ralf Konig’s Work


BASEL.- Ralf König (born 1960 in Germany) has written and drawn stories about the relationships among adults for 30 years. Mostly, they focus on men, but increasingly, they deal with love between men and women. And recently, König even analyzes the relationship between men and God.Today, Ralf König’s stories are translated into many different languages. His success story started in the 1980s, when König published his first stories about life and love in the gay subculture. His lovingly stylized characters all have the same bulbous nose. Only erotic fantasies are depicted in a bluntly naturalistic manner. In 1987, Ralf König published the comic novel «Der bewegte Mann», that reached an audience far beyond the gay scene. Since then, his stories have become more and more popular. With his wonderful sense of humour and an obvious pleasure in the