Kristina Gehrmann 

About the Artist

Kristina Gehrmann is an illustrator and graphic novelist living and working in Hamburg and Meerbusch, Germany. She explores historical and fantasy subjects in a detailed painterly style. Her preferred tools are a Wacom tablet and Photoshop, and her clients are mostly big and small publishing companies and self-publishers.

Her graphic novel/comic debut Im Eisland tells the story of the lost Franklin Expedition in a trilogy of three comics, the first of which won the German Childrens' Literature Award in 2016.

She was born deaf and can hear somewhat with the help of bilateral Cochlear implants.


artist statement

"Icebound" shows the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror of the doomed Franklin expedition. Sir John Franklin hoped to navigate through the so-called Northwest Passage in the Arctic, but the entire enterprise failed in a most spectacular manner, the surrounding mysteries inspiring many writers and artists, including me.