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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 October 21, 2019 02:55
Average rating: 4.09 · 46 ratings · 32 reviews · 1 distinct workSimilar authors
Esemtu Vol. 1

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Karin and 1 other person liked Laura's review of Esemtu Vol. 1:
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"I don’t really do graphic novels, but glad I gave it a chance. It was a bit dry to start off with, then again its gotta set the story, set the characters. Once it got going, it really explored different aspects of the history involved in the story.

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Karin and 12 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 webs" Read more of this review »
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Karin and 12 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 (@raphodraws )" Read more of this review »
Karin and 6 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 drew o" 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.
However, it offers another great ins
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We are very excited that our first comic book is now out on the market:

Esemtu Vol. 1 is a book for youn
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