Most people believe that the telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell, when in fact it was not. Emil tells the story of how it really went down. The result is part of a series of comics commissioned by the Deutsche Museum Munich for an exhibition on the topic of Anthropocene.
As a student at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Emil was assigned to illustrate the story of the invention of the telephone. As he got the assignment he was surprised by the fact that the German Johann Philipp Reis had invented the telephone and not Alexander G. Bell as many people tend to believe. This discovery was the starting point for Emil’s comic, which addresses the full story of how the telephone was actually invented. The comic was drawn in Pencil
The full title of the book "Anthropocene - 30 milestones on the way to a new era - A comic anthology" (Anthropozän 30 Meilensteine auf dem weg in ein neues Erdzeitalter eine comic-anthologie). It was edited by A. Hamann, R. Leinfelder, H. Trischler, H. Wagenbreth and published by Deutsches Museum in cooperation with H. Wagenbreths illustration class of winter semester 2013/14 at the University of Arts Berlin.
In the form of narrative comic strips, the book Anthropocene tells the stories of the 30 revolutionary milestones invented by man through the past two hundred years.