Photo credit: Stephan Dinges

Hi, my name is Julia.
I am an illustrator and comic artist.
I live and work in Berlin with my personal assistant Pina Bausch who also happens to be my dog.

 

I graduated from HS Mainz with a Bachelor's

degree in graphic design and a Master's degree

in illustration and editorial design.

 

My clients include The New Yorker, The Nib, Avant Verlag, Ethena, The Lily, Popular Science Magazine and numerous German publishing houses.

 

I taught illustration and comics as guest lecturer at HS Mainz and Freie Kunstakademie Frankfurt and can be booked for workshops.

 

My comic debut "Wie gut, dass wir darüber geredet haben" was published in 2019 by Avant Verlag.


Represented by Agentur Brauer for book

illustration on the German speaking market.

CONTACT

hello@juliabernhard.de

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

instagram:

comics

illustration

 

 



SELECTED CLIENTS

International:
The New Yorker

Ethena

The Lily

The Nib
Popular Science Magazine

Outside Magazine
Narrative Magazine

Goethe-Institut Korea

Dame Products
Topic
Augenblick Studios
Annabelle (CH)
an.schläge Magazin (AT)

Hilti (AT)


Germany:
girocard

stern
Avant Verlag

Klett Verlag
Cornelsen Verlag
Ventil Verlag
Bundesministerium für Familie, Frauen, Senioren und Jugend
Studio Zentral (im Auftrag des ZDF)

Europäische Akademie
Pilecki Institut Berlin
Psychologisches Institut der
Universitätsmedizin Mainz
Slanted
Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
Literaturhaus Stuttgart
Datatrain
Flausen Podcast
Pressesprecher Magazin
Büchergilde Gutenberg
descom
Magazin der Pflegekammer Rheinland-Pfalz
Sensor Magazin

 

PRESS

Awards

2021:
Comicstipendium der Berliner Senatsverwaltung (Comics Scholarship of the Berlin Senate Administration)

2020:
Max und Moritz-Preis 2020
Bestes deutschprachiges Comic Debut

Rudolph Dirks Award 2020, category: Coming of Age


Rudolph Dirks Award 2020, category: Romance, nominee

German Design Award 2021 - Nominee (Newcomer)

 

2019:

ADC Germany, Junior Award (Auszeichnung)


Folio Society Illustration Contest, Shortlist

Comicbuchpreis der Berthold Leibinger Stiftung, Shortlist

 

2018:
Designpreis Rheinland-Pfalz, Design Talent

 

2017:

ADC Germany Junior Award (Auszeichnung)

 

Comic Invasion Berlin, Comic Competition

 

 

Publications

"Greetings from the Wasteland"
The Nib Comics Anthology
The Nib, 2020

"Sie wollen uns erzählen"

Tocotronic Songbook Anthology
Ventil Verlag 2020

"Be Gay, Do Comics"
The Nib Comics Anthology
IDW Publishing, 2019

 

"Wie gut, dass wir darüber geredet haben", Avant Verlag, 2019

 

100 Frauen, Verlag Jacoby Stuart, herausgegeben von Sabine Kranz und Annegret Ritter, 2018

 

The Nib Magazine, Issue I, The Death Issue
                  Issue IV,The Scams Issue

                  Issue V, The Animal Issue

 

 

Scholarships

2021         Comics Scholarship of the Berlin

             Senate Administration

 

2019 - 2020  Mary-Somerville scholarship for

             women in teaching professions

 

2015 - 2018  Friederich-Ebert-Stiftung,

             scholarship for gifted students

 

 

Teaching

Guest lecturer

HS Mainz

Illustration for advanced students

March 2019 - August 2020

 

Freie Kunstakademie Frankfurt

February 2019 - March 2020


Workshops

HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd (recurring)
Frauenzentrum Mainz
Diakonie Hessen

Talks

"Visual Storytelling"
BarCamp On/Off, Buchmesse Frankfurt in cooperation with the Interantional Book Arsenal Fair Kyiv

ExhibitiOns

09/21
Unveröffentlicht - Die Comicszene packt aus!
group show
Ludwiggalerie im Schloss Oberhausen
10/20
Graphic Novel, group show
Wilhelm Wagenfeld Stiftung Bremen

10/20
Die besten deutschen Comics -
Max und Moritz-Preisträger 2020, group show
Erika-Fuchs-Haus, Schwarzenbach a.d. Saale

10/19
Seitenweise Kunst III, group show
Wissenschaftliche Stadtbibliothek Mainz

07-08/19
COMICJUJU Zine Ausstellung, group show
Rathaus, Stuttgart

05-06/19
Kunst im Café, solo show
Scholz&Volkmer, Wiesbaden

04-05/19
Im Spannungsfeld, group show
Offspace Landsberg

11-12/18
Bücherei Weisenheim am Berg
.
11/18
100 Frauen, group show
Ministry of Justice, Berlin

10/18
100 Frauen, group show
Galerie Hübner & Hübner, Frankfurt am Main

07-10/18
Funny Ladies at the New Yorker: Cartoonists Then and Now, group show curated by Liza Donnelly, The Society of Illustrators, New York

 

08/18

BAMA, group show

Die Kulturei, Mainz

 

04-05/17

#CIB17 - Comics als Brücken, group show

Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin

 

07/16

Place your work here, Bachelor exhibition

HS Mainz

 

05-08/14

Printing Matters,group show

Galerie der Stadt Backnang