SPRING magazine was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 2004 by the same-named collective of women artists. Every year since then, the group has published a new monothematic issue of the anthology, which is an unusual combination of comics, illustration and free drawing, realised using a wide variety of visual narrative techniques.
Eight Indian and eight German female cartoonists tell us about their lives as women in very different cultures. Interestingly, it is less a case of differences than similarities that abound. The stories deal with role models, unanswered questions, pride and conflicts. They address obviously ignored topics and situations, which are commonly described as “The Elephant in the Room”.