Friday, April 18, 2014

C'est Angoulême, bitches!


When a group of my friends and I went to the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême in January, we spent a lot of our time there drawing an epic comic jam chronicling our experiences, enhanced by some fictional elements (massive monster cats, magical baguettes, the like). Because we really liked how the comic turned out, we reworked it a little bit, drew a nifty cover illustration, and made it into a cool little pamphlet, which we will be selling at ComicInvasionBerlin next weekend.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

24h Comic Day 2014.1

Yesterday and today, I participated in my third 24h Comic Day event in Leipzig, once again producing 24 comic pages in less than 24 hours. (21h, to be precise.) I'll scan the story and clean it up once I'm done with JAZAM! and Hipsters, but here's a preview of the original pages:


A closer look at the first three pages:


And this is me after drawing for 20+ hours:

(photo by Dimitar Stoykow)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Super Realtor



My work on JAZAM! is probably going to keep me too busy to do a new Hipsters strip this week. But while you wait, you can have a look at the first page of my JAZAM! comic. It’s a 5-page superhero comic set in the exciting world of real estate! (the title translates to “Super Realtor”)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Back from Angoulême

I'm back from Angoulême and can happily report that it was pretty amazing. The festival is enormous - much bigger than any of the ones we have in Germany - and there were tons of cool exhibitions and parties. Even cooler, perhaps, was the group of webcartoonists I was travelling with.


We had a lot of fun drawing epic comicjams and drinking more canned beer than anyone ever should. Most of said comicjam can be found on the JAZAM! tumblr (click on the image):

http://jazamcomics.tumblr.com/tagged/angoul%C3%AAme

More (mostly drunk) comicjams can be found on my twitter stream.

When we weren't drinking our beer out of cans, we were paying for it with our Netzbildergeschichtenkünstlerpräsentationsheft-booklets, as Hillerkiller documented in this comic:

http://hillerkiller.com/blog/?p=1516

The way the French value comics is pretty amazing - especially if you're used to Germany, where few people take them seriously, and even the ones that do oftentimes don't actually read them. As I wrote on twitter:


Here's me with a childhood hero of mine:

The others also made some blog posts about our trip - most of them with cool mini-comics:

Hillerkiller (1)
Hillerkiller (2)
JARoo (1)
JARoo (2)
Spinken 
Yinfinity

(I'll add more links when & if they come up.)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Angoulême

In a few days, I'll be visiting the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême, Europe's biggest comics convention, for the first time. I'll be travelling with a group of my comic-drawing friends, and we decided to make a little something we could show to our French peers, who aren't likely able to understand any of our German-language print publications. Each of us translated a short comic or several comic strips into French, which we collected as a 24-page pamphlet with the catchy name "Netzbildergeschichtenkünstlerpräsentationsheft" (cahier de présentation des artistes de BD en ligne) and this splendid collab cover:

includes the following artists: Jeff Chi, Tim Gaedke, Hillerkiller, JARoo, Yinfinity

If you, too, happen to be in Angoulême this week and want one of these comic books, just tweet at me - I'm sure we can figure out a way to meet up!