Now I am, George Paetsch, so author. You can find out in
short how this came about here. As an economic criminal,
success and greed also awakened my megalomania. Since
something like this does not go well for a long time, I
ended up in prison unexpectedly. Because of my interest and
getting to know the people around me, Don Raffo, Big Eddy
and many other "heroes" came into existence that have always
existed. So far nobody had grasped or described them in
their true nature. I have experienced unique and funny
situations with everyone. I wrote these stories down to
enrich the subject of life in prison with a slightly
different human, humorous and unique perspective.
I became "King George, the kitchen boss"
during my detention in the prison kitchen.
It started by watching my fellow prisoners
closely and becoming aware of a lot of
things. Why these people were in jail and
will always be in part is relatively
unimportant, considering that we all have
rather nasty qualities like greed, violence,
envy, jealousy, selfishness etc. When some
of these wicked qualities awaken and
determine action, life suddenly turns out
completely differently and you end up in
"Don Raffo's World" completely un-expectedly.
Once there, you start to see what
opportunities there are to live well, to
have privileges and to survive. Work is
helpful here, it distracts and you get money
for it. There is the workplace with
completely stupid chord work that can even
be done on the cell to achieve the chord
goal. Working in the laundry isn't really
great either. There are jobs that you can
only hate no matter what "gets around". Good
jobs such as domestic workers, chamber
workers or library workers are usually
filled, almost always with nasty slimes. All
that remains is the kitchen, with a lot of
work but also good food and a lot of
privileges. So I became "King George, the
kitchen boss" there. I secured this status
with my appearance and the background of a
pretty good shotokan karate training.
Back then I told all "heroes"
directly in a jail realitycomic with their
"stage name" and all of our
experiences. Everyone was very
impressed by this idea, only
Ralf didn't really want to be
called "Don Raffo" at first. The
good question may be whether I
regret something, been
resocialized or would do
something different in my life.
Well, I don't regret anything,
I've always been social and in
retrospect you can't do anything
else. I made all of my decisions
in life based on the situation,
and I couldn't or didn't
want to act otherwise. To question this
would be hypocrisy and suits politicians,
church officials, bankers, lobbyists and
similar honks rather than me. Honk = brain
without any noteworthy capacity.
The new "heroes" drawn in marvel style coined the term
"Reality Comic". They pave the way for a new,
extraordinarily exciting, lively and humorous genre in
the German-speaking and international comic scene. The
honest and weird experiences of Don Raffo and the other
likeable slit ears are captivating and fascinating.
Everything is based on real experiences of the author
(King George, the kitchen boss).
Issue number 1, the first season "Full Broadside", will
appear towards the end of 2020. The issue format will be
A4, with about 40 pages in colour. Available in book
trade, mail order and online retail for 6.95 euro.