• FUKT #19:The Storylines Issue
  • FUKT #19:The Storylines Issue
  • FUKT #19:The Storylines Issue
  • FUKT #19:The Storylines Issue

FUKT #19:The Storylines Issue

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FUKT Magazine, one of the world's leading contemporary drawing magazines, returns for its 19th edition. This new release, created during the COVID-19 pandemic, looks closely at the art of narration in drawing.

Founded in 1999 by artist Björn Hegardt, FUKT is a Berlin-based annual magazine showcasing artists from around the globe. Each issue features a unique cover by Ariane Spanier, who also co-edits and designs the magazine.

Exploring and illuminating a myriad of stories through illustrations and interviews, this special issue includes contributions from established artists such as Chris Ware, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Brian Rea as well as emerging artists Maria Paz and Xiyu Tomorrow.

On issue #19, Hegardt says: “In times of global threats — from the pandemic to climate change, senseless politics, and periods confined to our homes — we may long for stories more than ever. Stories that let us see the world through the eyes of others and help us to make sense of it all, allowing us to remember and to imagine, to understand the unfamiliar, the strange and unknown.”

The concept of the storyline has been interrogated in a number of ways throughout this edition, taking the reader on a journey from the mythical, through the sequential and the storyboard. For Hegardt, the thread that unites all of the featured artists is that “above all, they are people who create drawings with beautiful, surprising, funny or sad stories. Like always in our magazine, everything revolves around our beloved practice of drawing.”

FUKT has won multiple awards including the D&AD Graphite Pencil 2020 and the D&AD Wood Pencil 2019. It was also awarded Cover of the Year at Stack Awards in 2019. It has previously been featured on It’s Nice That, magCulture and Stack Magazines

Issue #19 features the work of Adéla Marie Jirku, Bjørn Bjarre, Brian Rea, Byun Young Geun, Chris Ware, Colin Matthes, Danielle Morgan, Davor Gromilović, Emma Talbot, Gareth Fuller, Jana Gunstheimer, Johannes Høie, Maria Medem, Maria Paz, Marie-Louise Ekman, Miodrag Manojlović, Océane Moussé, Ori Toor, Sakubei Yamamoto, Shuvinai Ashoona, Toyin Ojih Odutola, WOSHIBAI, Yuichi Yokoyama and Xiyu Tomorrow.


  • Language: English
  • Format: Softcover magazine
  • Size: 165 mm x 230 mm (6 1/2 x 9 in)
  • Pages: 232 pp
  • Designer: Ariane Spanier
  • Year of Publication: 2020