“Any real-life event can be the cause for comics.”
Ulli Lust is a cartoonist and the author of several award-winning graphic novels. Her published work also includes comic journalism featuring observations on contemporary life. Her most celebrated graphic novel, Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, is an autobiographical work which revisits the trials and tribulations of her rebellious 17-year-old self on a hitchhiking trip through Italy some 25 years later. The novel was translated into ten languages and won several awards, including the 2011 Prix de la revelation at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Her recent autobiographical novel, How I Tried to Be a Good Person, is a memoir of a passionate but ultimately disastrous love triangle between herself as a young artist in Vienna, her older partner, and another man who had recently emigrated from Lagos. The work was shortlisted for the Fauve d’Or at Angoulême in 2018.