Toni. Und alles nur wegen Renato Flash
Text and art by Philip Waechter
Beltz & Gelberg, Germany, 2018
What the jury said:
“A mother, a son, and a pair of flashy football boots. Too expensive, says Toni's mother, so Toni has to earn his own money. With his light and stylized drawings, Philip Waechter tells a humorous, subtly ironic story about the daily bickering and misunderstandings between a mother and her son. While Toni fails to earn money by walking dogs or singing in the streets, he learns important lessons about courage, friendship, generosity - and finally finds himself rewarded with the flashy football boots."