After the disappearance of his best friend, a teenager deals with the monotony of his days. His life changes drastically however when a mysterious girl appears and his town is struck by tragedy.

Vakuum is a story about summer, first love and the impending apocalypse.

128 pages, Reprodukt

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Vakuum ist the best graphic novel debut published by a German artist to date.“

Waldemar Kesler, Die Welt

“The narrative momentum that Lukas Jüliger creates through delicate drawings in his coming-of-age-drama Vakuum is as sophisticated as it is surprising.“

Matthias Schmidt, Stern

“With Vakuum, Lukas Jüliger has created a wonderfully dark graphic novel about growing up.“

Amadeus Ulrich, taz

“There will always be coming-of-age-stories. But few have made it clear just how much is still possible within the genre as this darkly delicate outsider love story.“

Michael Brake,

“Vakuum contains an impressive amount of talent and emotion: the book is a confident statement, steering clear of clichés and treaded paths: enigmatic, disquieting, distubring at times and most of all: unique.“

Kai Löffler, Deutschlandradio

“The best German language comic debut in years.“

Christian Möller, Radio 1Live

“Jüliger succeeded in creating a book that is everything but empty space, a vacuum. Despite its main characters‘ crying loneliness, it generates a lot of vigor. A book one devours and definitely won’t forget for quite some time.“

Matthias Heller, NDR Kultur