We would like to introduce you to Heiner Lünstedt, Auctionata expert in Film Memorabilia, Comics as well as Animated Films.
After completing a degree in civil engineering in his hometown of Hamburg, Heiner Lünstedt was drawn to Munich in 1987. There, too, he continued reading comics and regularly went to comic book events, such as the San Diego Comic Con, the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême, France, and Viñetas Desde O Atlántico in A Coruña, Spain.
Mr. Lünstedt works as a freelance writer and specialised journalist. He writes for newspapers, including the Süddeutsche Zeitung, and numerous publications with a focus on comics, such as the Viennese magazine Die Sprechblase [The speech bubble]. Since 2000, he has run the website www.highlightzone.de, publishing weekly updates on new comics, films, DVDs, books and CDs. These write-ups and film reviews also appear in various print media. For example, each year he provides an overview of current animated films in Comic!,the annual publication by the interest group ICOM.
But Mr. Lünstedt is not merely an observer of culture: he also creates his own works. He authored the comedy Teilweise mit gemütlicher Dachschräge [Partially with Cozy Pitched Roofs], produced the comic strip Der lustige Berber [The Merry Tramp] and also wrote the series Die Weltenbummler [The Globetrotters], which was released by the leading comic publishing house Carlsen. He is currently working on a comic biography of Willy Brandt, due for publication by Knesebeck at the end of 2013, in time for Brandt’s 100th birthday.
Mr. Lünstedt also regularly organises the film and presentation series Comic Café at Munich’s Werkstatt Cinema. He is also co-leader of the Munich Comic Festival, the second-largest comic-book event in Germany.
Heiner Lünstedt lives and works in Munich.