Karin Springer

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in Vienna, Austria



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In 2017 Karin Springer teamed up with her younger daughter Raphi to create a graphic novel around Sumerian mythology. The first volume of the Esemtu series was published in June 2019.

Born 1969 in Vienna, Austria and a book lover from an early age onwards she studied German and English language and literature at the university of Vienna to become a teacher and an author.

As life goes, when she had to bring up her two daughters on her own these aspirations were set aside and Karin worked as a finance expert in Austria, Romania and Germany.

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Published on August 16, 2019 23:44
Average rating: 4.5 · 10 ratings · 8 reviews · 1 distinct work
Esemtu Vol. 1

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Karin and 10 other people liked Marian Woodward's review of Esemtu Vol. 1:
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"This graphic novel starts with atraditional crime plot but then produces more and more fantastic elements which are based on Sumerian mythology. The mythological context is well researched and lots of additional information can be found on their w..." Read more of this review »
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Karin and 9 other people liked Reni Hawle's review of Esemtu Vol. 1:
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"I loved Esemtu Vol. 1. It has classical detective elements of a murder hunt as well as the start of a promising fantasy plot based on Sumerian mythology.
Raph's art style is as great as always - I've been a fan of her drawings for years (@rap..." Read more of this review »
Karin and 5 other people liked Pandaduh's review of Esemtu Vol. 1:
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"This was a really delightful graphic novel and a great way to learn about Sumerian gods. I've read the Epic of Gilgamesh in the past, but have not necessarily understood the pantheon of gods mentioned. This story made me want to learn more and dre..." Read more of this review »
Karin and 3 other people liked Jacob Rundle's review of Esemtu Vol. 1:
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"I absolutely love this graphic novel! The characters were well presented and realistic. Karin did a fantastic job capturing the essence of the story with the emotions in each panel. Now, I have always loved graphic novels and comic books, so this..." Read more of this review »
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The book is well written, the anecdotes are interesting but somehow it failed to hook me. It's one of those books you can lay aside any time and have to remember to pick it up again to avoid leaving it unfinished.
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" Hi all,

We are very excited that our first comic book is now out on the market:
Hi all,

We are very excited that our first comic book is now out on the market:

Esemtu Vol. 1 is a book for young and new adults about three university students who get tangled up in a mystery murder. However, they realize that they’ll have to open their minds to the supernatural to solve this case. Soon, they find themselves dragged into a magic world of fantastic creatures, gods, demons and immortals, that will change their lives forever.

The book and a lot of background information are available on our website

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I hope you'll like it and leave a review. Also watch out for our giveaways!
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