Hi, I'm Raphaela Doğan
In my childhood I discovered the magic and power of day dreaming as a way to escape reality. It brought me to drawing imaginative worlds and writing stories and poems during my youth. But it wasn't until university times that I connected both my writing and drawing.
During my studies at the Arts University Burg Giebichenstein Halle I finished my first graphic novel. It was published in 2015 and won two prizes for graphic literature. 
After my subsequent master studies in illustration at the University of Arts Berlin I started working as a freelance illustrator. I've had the pleasure of working with some lovely clients such as Mildenberger Verlag, Tagesspiegel, Frankfurter Rundschau, the research institute INFAS and Deutsches Theater Berlin.
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Awards
2016: ICOM price, honorable mentioning for the comic book
„Die Wurzeln der Lena Siebert“, Mairisch publishers

2015: Afkat Graphic Novel price for the comic book „Die Wurzeln der Lena Siebert“, Mairisch publishers
PUBLICATIONS (Selection)
2018: ”Tante Hilde & Lotta“, comic for Tagesspiegel newspaper

2018: ”The Great Shake“, comic for Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper
2017: ”Kreislauf stabil“, comic for 030 magazine
2016: ”The Beat That Your Heart Skipped“, comic for Laranja magazine
2016: ”Wie sollen wir so leben?“, comic for U-Comix magazine, no. 195
2016: ”Einfach mal leben“, a monthly comic for the German-Turkish online magazine Maviblau
2015: ”Raubfischen“, Comic, Kabeljau & Dorsch, E-Book-Anthology
2015: ”Die Wurzeln der Lena Siebert“, Comic book, Mairisch publishers
GRANTS/Scholarships
2015: ”Creative Bridges Lab – Graphic Short Stories “, residence grant of the Deutsch-Türkische Jugendbrücke and Goethe Institut, Istanbul

2015: ”The gloomy and the cheerful“ Scholarship of the 3rd international picture book festival, Brandenburg
EXHIBITIONS (Selection)
2019: The Walls We Build/International Festival Of The Arts, group exhibition in Kigali (Ruanda), Hildesheim and Berlin (Germany)

2017: “Design Night“, group exhibition at KAOS Berlin
2016: “1st International Women’s Comic Strip Festival”, group exhibition at Art Base in Brussels
2016: ”Utopien des Alltags“, group exhibition at Comic Salon Erlangen
2015: Solo exhibition with the comic ”Die Wurzeln der Lena Siebert“
at the Fumetto Comic Festival, Luzern

2015: Group exhibition with the comic „Raubfischen“ in
Gelegenheiten e.V. Berlin during the Festival 48 Hours Neukölln
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