"Transcendental Police" by Marie Pohl

I came across Marie’s (or Marijpol) work in a German comics anthology called Orang.  I was immediately attracted to her confident, cartoony style and the mysterious symbolism encoded in her work.  On her website I found this funny series of illustrations called ‘Transcendental Police’.  We decided to start with this one because the translation was pretty simple and the humor works even without the translations.  Hopefully we’ll be sharing more from this talented artist in the future.

1.Transcendental Police
2. It’s a dogs’ choice
3. In rank and file – Parade ’93
4. In honour of Hannibal
5. Gunshots to happiness
6. The confession
7. Adam
8. Intuitive paperwork
9. The new Auromat
10. has no title…

I was born in Berlin in 1982, living in Hamburg now. I have published in several comic anthologies like Orang, Spring (Germany) and Canicola (Italy). This year my first book is gonna be published by avant-Verlag(the publisher). Its title is “Trommelfels” (that is a wordgame and aproximately means eardrum but also drum made from stone).

The book is about a frustrated elderly couple.They are archeologists working at a bizarre excavation ground in the desert. They are desperate to find something sensational at the end of their career. Which they wont. But there is somebody else who is stumbling across that sensation just by chance.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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