Janosch (born as Horst Eckert) (born March 11, 1931) is one of the best-known German children's book authors and illustrators. He was born in Hindenburg (now Zabrze, Poland) in Upper Silesia to a family of mixed German and Polish origin. He said in an interview that he is Silesian of nationality.
After World War II, the family fled to West Germany. In the area of Oldenburg, Janosch worked in a textile mill. In 1953, he went to Munich, where he studied for some terms at the Academy of Arts, but broke off his studies eventually. Afterwards, he worked as a freelance artist. In 1960, his first book for children was published with George Lentz, a friend of his, who also persuaded him to take on the penname Janosch. Within the next 10 years, numerous books for children followed with different publishing houses.
He also published books for adults, in which he deals with his childhood experiences of growing up with an abusive father and a God-fearing mother, constantly recurring topics being friendship, family relationships, and the quest for the meaning of life.
Amongst his most famous figures is the Tigerente that appears in Oh, wie schön ist Panama and the stories around the little tiger and the little bear.
March 11, 1931
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Among others, he has received the following awards:
In German, Janosch published until today about 150 books which in part were translated into 30 languages.
The Tigerente (lit., tiger duck) is a children's book character created by the German artist and author Janosch. It is a little wooden toy duck on wheels, striped black on yellow, that is pulled around on a string by various characters of Janosch's books. It never has a line of dialogue, but still has become by far the most popular figure ever created by the author. The Tigerente has since appeared on a wide range of products including posters, postcards, high school art projects, buttons, mugs, socks, umbrellas, cutlery, and nearly every item of children's furniture imaginable, and has been the namesake and mascot of the German TV show Tigerenten Club, all without ever uttering a single line. In the English translation of the book "The Trip to Panama" the Tigerente is actually referred to as 'tiger duck'.
Events in the year 1931 in Germany.2008 World Sambo Championships
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In 1998 Potuznik founded the Angelika Koehlermann label (which has gone on to release over twenty albums of low-fi pop and wild-style electronic music). Potuznik collaborated with Electronicat, one of the label's first signings, and released a remix album featuring ADULT, The Hacker, Kid606, Dat politics, and Original Hamster.
1999 saw the release of album Submission on DMX Krew's Breakin' Records and Potuznik's artist alias GD Luxxe was born. Widely acclaimed releases followed on renowned indie electronic labels such as Suction, Interdimensional Transmissions, Mego and Detroit's Ersatz Audio. The album Make for Tigerbeat6 was released in 2006 (rereleased in 2007 on Monkey Music).
Besides Pulsinger & Tunakan or Kruder & Dorfmeister, Gerhard Potuznik is one of Austria’s key figures, when it comes to the electro and alternative scenes. Active since the late 80ies, when Acid House changed his life as much as Postpunk did before, Potuznik does it all and works as a musician, remixer, DJ and head of his own label.
To this day, he has released eight solo records as well as countless maxis on legendary labels like Cheap and Mego, Disko 8, Ersatz Audio, Relish orTigerbeat 6. Besides that, Potuznik is also producing acts like Chicks On Speed, Mediengruppe Telekommander, Minisex, Janosch Moldau, Black Palms Orchester or The Magic Ray. And, of course, not to forget, his band project MÄUSE, with Tex Rubinowitz, with whom he has released four records so far.
In the center of all this remains Gerhard Potuznik’s musical alter ego. As GD LUXXE, he began working on cool electronic tracks in the mid-nineties. Ed DMX, aka DMX Krew, brought GD LUXXE’s music to London-based label Breakin’ Records, while Interdimensional Transmissions and Ersatz Audio from Detroit released records as much as Canadian record label Suction Records.
In the midst of the noughties’ electroclash hype, Gerhard re-discovered his guitar, which was the foundation of „Between Zero and Eternity“, the record that was released in 2004 on US cult label Ersatz Audio. Its successor „Make“ (2006) was released by Tigerbeat 6 in the US, continues the path. Minimalistic guitars are the starting pointers, that mutate into unrecognizable sounds on the computer, until templates like „Rock’n’Roll“, „Retro“ or „Electro“ don’t quite work anymore. In the end of 2008, the eight solo record called „Crave“ was released. It showed a more accessible side of Gerhard Potuznik and the song „Believe“ made it to the second place of Austria’s FM4 Charts.
THE HAPPY SUN aka Gerhard Potuznik
After „Crave“, things started to get hectic in Gerhard’s studio. More and more bands and musicians knocked on his doors, looking for a spot to be produced or mixed by him. This led to the establishment of „Phlox“, a dubtechno label on which Gerhard started releasing tracks with Martin „Dibek“ Sovinz. Besides that he also recorded classic indie rock songs, in the beginning without much of a plan, more to just have a compensation to the ever-growing work load with Mäuse, Minisex, Janosch Moldau, Christian Fuchs (Black Palms Orchester) and Christina „Chra“ Nemec. In late 2018, a dozen songs were left from the recorded material, songs that stood for the new style and didn’t have much in common with the electric sounds of the past.
„The Happy Sun“ was born and Gerhard returned to his roots. Music he once recorded on with two cassette decks, cheap electric guitars and even cheaper drum computers – a wild mix of The Cure, Wire, Hüsker Du, Joy Division/New Order and similar bands. A few of these recordings were re-recorded for THE HAPPY SUN, but the majority of the part is made up of completely new songs. Co-producer Bernd Heinrauch describes the music as „psychedelic-shoegaze-seventies-rock“, which is anything but far from the truth.
Through Hans Platzgumer, with whom Gerhard already released music on Disko B, came the connection to Noise Appeal Records and it was decided to work together. The chosen songs were mixed and co-produced by „mixing guru“ Bernd Heinrauch, while Philipp Pluhar provided the drums and Christina Nemec the backing vocals. Playing live, Potuznik is supported by Christoph Baumgartner (bass), Clemens Haipl (guitar) and Josef Zorn (drums).Internet censorship in Germany
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The "Mulert Memorial Award on Mutual Understanding" is granted annually in his honor.Life Is a Miracle (song)
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