Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Madness

A few weeks ago, I was invited to draw a cover illustration for a regional Berlin magazine called Maulbeerblatt. Which is totally unrelated, but fitting to my move to Berlin this past weekend. The issue's theme was "madness," so I drew this:


Here's what it looks like without the title etc.:



Berlin is great so far, by the way!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Comic Collab: Black and White

It's Comic Collab time again, and this month's topic is "Black and White." Fortunately, this also coincides with #inktober, so I made a little something that works for both of these events (because I'm lazy).

It's nothing special, really, just a little ink drawing of two of my Hipsters characters:



Check out all of the cool stuff the other Comic Collab artists made:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Beetlebum guest comic

Superstar webcartoonist Jojo "Beetlebum" Kretzschmar is on vacation in New England for a little bit, and asked some of his lesser known friends to draw guest comics for his blog while he is away. Since I only know New England from Stephen King novels and didn't have much to say about it, I made a comic about autobiographical webcomics instead. Or, more specifically, about why I don't (usually) make them.

I decided to draw the whole thing non-digitally, but kind of chose too small of a format and am not that happy with the results. Anyway, here it is (German version only):


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

24HCD Strikes Again!

A week ago, I once again went to Leipzig to draw a 24 hour comic with some of my dearest cartoonist friends. To mix things up a little, I decided to pre-script the comic this time. I originally thought this would save me some time, but the opposite turned out to be the case: because the script was so long and wordy, I had to fit more panels onto each page and more dialogue into each panel, thus requiring a lot more time and effort.
When it became clear that I couldn't finish it in time, I decided to just finish the lettering and scribbles and leave the pencil inks for later. That way, I at least managed to have 24 pages on the wall, even if many of them weren't quite final. In the week since, I've already finished most of them, but you're gonna have to wait a little while longer to read the comic, because I want to color it and then probably publish it in a little book together with Offline Dating, to which this one is a direct sequel.

Here are some work-in-progress pics you may have already seen on my Instagram or Twitter:






Thursday, September 25, 2014

2015, Fuck Yeah!

Once again, the inimitable Schlogger called upon all German webcartoonists to make another exceptional illustrated calendar. This year, 69 artists participated - one for each week, plus some bonus illus.

I got the last week of July and drew this:


You can already pre-oder the calendar at Kwimbi. (You can see some of the other illus there)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Affection Play's First Album!

I don't have much new comics & illustration stuff to show you right now, but I've got something else: my band's first album! In case you didn't know: I'm the singer & keyboarder, and write most of the lyrics.


We originally recorded these songs two years ago, but the mixing etc. took a little bit longer than expected. Anyway, it's done now, and can be downloaded from Bandcamp (pay what you want!) or listened to at Soundcloud.

I designed the cover art, too.

If you like the music at all, please follow Affection Play on facebook!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Reading in Leipzig

On September 6, I'll be at the Comicgarten Leipzig, selling & signing some comix at the JAZAM!/Mondo table. If all goes well, I should have some copies of the 2nd printing of "48 Stunden Angst" by then.

If the Comicgarten alone isn't a good enough reason for you to come to Leipzig, I will also participate in an awesome comic reading that night. I will be reading "Hipsters in Hell" (probably a bigger chunk of it than in Erlangen) and "C'est Angoulême, bitches!" - almost all of the artists from the latter will be there, each one reading their own part. All of them will also be reading some of their own comics.
I really enjoyed the reading I did in Erlangen and got a ton of positive feedback, so I'm looking forward to doing it again! Let me know if you have any ideas about where I could do more Hipsters readings.

Info about the when & where can be found on this cool Flyer by Hillerkiller:


Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Hipsters book, once again

Wait... you still don't have a copy of "Hipsters Versus..." yet? I'm talking about this beauty:



Here's one of the brand-new chapter illustrations from the book. There are three more like this one in it!


And here's where you can buy it: Kwimbi | JAZAM! | Amazon.de | Hummelcomic

If you have a comic shop, you can get it via PPM. If you are a regular customer at a comic shop, please ask them to order it!

Also: if you want to review it, do an interview, a podcast, an article, a signing, a reading, or whatever, please let me know!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

24h comic: "Offline Dating"

Last April, I went to Leipzig to draw my third-ever 24-hour comic. I blogged about it at the time, but being somewhat busy with JAZAM! vol. 9 and the Hipsters book, I never got around to actually showing you the comic. These last few weeks, though, I had some free time on my hands, and so I scanned and colored it and uploaded the comic to facebook, twitter, and tumblr, one page at a time.

Now that I'm done, you can read it in one piece, all 24 full-color pages, either in German on facebook, or in English by clicking on the following image:


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

#SailorMoon

Yesterday morning, Schlogger and nine other German webcomic and manga artists published this neat Sailor Moon homage art collab pic, inspired by the new Sailor Moon Crystal tv show:


But then, my friend Doppeltim was peeved about not being asked to participate in the project, and posted his own Sailor character on twitter. Not long after, Jojo "Beetlebum" Kretzschmar and myself had joined him, kicking off an avalanche of Sailor Moon-inspired self portraits that were added to the original pic. Here's the three of us:


And here's what it looks like now, approximately one day later:


The meme is still going strong on Twitter right now. Check #smfmp to see more recent ones.


EDIT: Beetlebum is now compiling hi-res versions of all the characters here: