Thanks for these, Germany is a bit of a black hole in the history of sub and counterculture. Magazines such as Jugend and Simplicimmus are crucial to its history.
These are amazing, Will. Thanks for sharing them. Some--"The Curious Dinosaur"--are so simple and lovely that they could come from a children's book; others would have scared me for months as a child. I particularly love the inventiveness of the ones that are explicitly on stage.
I would love to know if he illustrated any books. It's tempting to write a children's book around these images! (Maybe leaving out a few of scarier ones, but hey, people bring their kids to The Hills Have Eyes these days.)Jan, can you direct me to resources about Jugend and Simplicimmus? Have there been anthologies of these publications? The titles are too general for Google.
You've probably already come across these pages, but in case you haven't: you can download all the Simplicissimus magazines here: http://www.simplicissimus.com/And this is a good start for Jugend:http://www.jugendmagazine.net/
Thanks! (I now feel like I should have known about these long-running publications.)This website devoted to Simplicissimus is very user-friendly.
Thanks for this delicious find! Curious that he wound up in Rosenheim, if I remember correctly it was a bastion of right-wing sympathizers, Hitler's refuge after the Putsch, etc.Keep 'em coming! Heinrich Kley might interest your readers also, a superb draughtsman and wit!
Wow--these are fantastic. Wonder if he was an influence on Edward Gorey?
Where I work we have some posters that you might be interested to see: http://www.bridgeman.co.uk/search/s_results.asp?name=&passwd=&search=Schnackenberg&page=&order=5&view=2&stype=all
How wonderful to see these. They remind me of Mervyn Peake's world.Have I told you how sickeningly addictive your blog is?
When I someday compile the nice things people have said about the blog, your "sickeningly addictive" will go right at the top. Thanks!
those are wonderful
Ditto on the adoration! These really are haunting. I wish this guy was alive and doing comics.
There is no way that the illustrator or illustrators of Pink Floyd's movie The Wall were not influenced by this artist. The images from The Wall could have been directly cribbed from this work & yet no reference I can find on the net. I had never heard of Schnackenberg... until now. You mention that you were surprised at the lack of www info regarding him as well. The web, though it has a lot of junk, can be also be a strangely revealing place.
thanks to you i am now slightly smarter than i was before, because i know what Bad Lauterburg is. A truly great name for a place. Also, now i know who Schnackenberg is. I get the feeling i could get lost in this blog, so many good arts i aint never seent.
Congratulations! You have collected some very nice drawings by Schnackenberg. I love him for a longer time, now. He learned painting by Franz von Stuck (a wellknown Munich painter - one of the bavaraian painter-kings around 1900). After that he went to Paris and saw works from Toulouse Lautrec. You will see the influence by looking at his posters and early works.Best wishes from Munich / GermanyHendrik
That guy is awesome! A little bit like the cool, old stuff of Alfred Kubin.
Very impressive. I agree with jfml. Reminds me A.Kubin´s drawings.
Your blog is a treasure chest. Thank you for rescuing these wonders.