Adam Green (*1981, Mount Kisco, New York) is a singer, songwriter, poet, filmmaker, and artist who lives in New York. He is a great-grandson of Felice Bauer, the financée of Franz Kafka; but above all, he is an artist whose exuberant fantasy and imaginative verve have made their insistent way into almost every medium of artistic expression.
In 2019 together with his friends and colleagues Toby Goodshank and Tom Bayne, Adam Green published the graphic novel “War and Paradise,” a story told in pictures and occurring on various levels. It takes up familiar figures and topoi from comic books and situates them in new contexts even as it quotes the “Vivian Girls” gouaches of Henry Darger and reflects upon the shallows of the internet.
The writer and translator Ann Cotten has now completed a German translation of the graphic novel by Adam Green. In a conversation between Ann Cotten, Adam Green, Toby Goodshank and Tom Bayne, the focus is not only on the background and development of “War and Paradise” but also on phenomena such as beefsteak tornados, flying Dick-Tits, and Jewish Jedi knights.