HopePunk was a 2021 created comic drawn by 17 artists.
Everyone did one page. The story was also developed as
an collective effort. It was first introduced to the world
as comic treasure-hunt through berlin, where people
needed to follow hints to find the next location, each one
displaying one page of the comic project as giant poster.
It was mostly locations with a background in comic and or
counter culture. Those who managed to find all pages got
a free copy of the zine at the comic invasion berlin 2021.
There was also a follow up exhibition in an formal squat /
House-project with cafe.If you are lucky you might
still find a copy at the Comic invasion festival
or the Renate Comic library berlin.
Might be reprinted at some point. (?)
Alternative covers for
the hopePunk Zine.
What does "Hope Punk" mean?
It's the utopian answer to the grim CyberPunk fictions,
the characters of this genre fight for positive change in their
communitys. Its not so much about solving problems with
brute force in a dog eats dog society, its about solidarity and
joining the fight together. It's the anger of Punk but without
the whole dessilusioned "no Future" attitude.
Dont get me wrong, its not all sunshine an lollipops, its still
about the radical fight against a broken system.
-There is a lot overlapping with Solarpunk.