Monday, June 23, 2014

Erlangen report 2014

I'm back from Internationaler Comic-Salon Erlangen - tired, but happy. The festival was amazing, even more so than usually! I had a brilliant time with all of the wonderful comics people, sold & signed dozens of Hipsters and JAZAM! books, did a live reading of 'Hipsters in Hell' (with Schlogger), fought an epic art battle (against Schlogger), bought cool comics, rocked my socks off on the dance floor with some of my favorite cartoonists, drank too much, slept too little, and then continued the festival business anyway. In short: I had a blast. Creative batteries fully charged.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Comic-Salon Erlangen 2014

Starting this thursday, I'll be at Comic-Salon Erlangen, Germany's biggest, best, and most important comics event.

Most of the time, you'll be able to find me at the JAZAM!/Mondo booth (no. 42):

Here are some specific dates at which I'll be signing JAZAM!'s and Hipsters books:

at JAZAM! (42): 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at Zwerchfell (97): 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

at JAZAM! (42): 10:00 am - 11:00 am
at Comic Solidarity (80): 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

at JAZAM! (42): 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at Zwerchfell (97): 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

at JAZAM! (42): 11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On Friday night, there will also be a short live reading of part of "Hipsters in Hell," which Schlogger and I are doing at the BITSTORM event at the Dartmoor Inn. As part of this, I will also be involved in some kind of "Comic Battle." Find out more at the BITSTORM website.

If you want to stay informed about everything that's going on while I'm there (likely including drunk tweets and comic jams), you should follow me on Twitter!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Angry Birds Epic and other games

I don't know if I've mentioned this around here before, but my day job consists mainly of drawing/painting/designing stuff for video games. The release of the latest (and, to date, biggest) game I've worked on, Angry Birds Epic, seemed like a good opportunity to point you to some of the other games I have contributed to over the last couple of years. For most of these, I have done a mix of user interface design, characters, backgrounds, and icons/items. In all but one case (Apnoe), the art direction wasn't done by me and I therefore had very little influence on the style and overall look of the games. But since the guy who art-directed most of these games is really good, that's not so bad.

Mobile Games

These are all iTunes links. Most of these are also available for Android and other systems, but I'm too lazy right now to look up the links.

Angry Birds Epic
Demolition Dash
Happy Hills
Happy Hills 2: Bombs Away!
John Woo's BloodStroke
Sara's Cooking Class
Sara's Cooking Class: Vacation
Towers & Dungeons
Word Wonders: The Tower of Babel

Browser Games

Warstory: Europe in Flames
Aktiv mit MS - kognitives Training
Skylancer: Battle for Horizon (offline)
Mission: Genesis (offline)

I'm totally addicted to Angry Birds Epic right now, so I'd absolutely recommend that you at least check that one out - even if you're not a fan of the previous Angry Birds games. I think the Happy Hills games, Bloodstroke, Word Wonders, and Towers & Dungeons are also well worth looking at if you like casual games.

Friday, June 13, 2014

my new comics

Here’s how you can buy my new comics:

JAZAM! vol. 9 - Helden: Kwimbi | JAZAM!
HIPSTERS versus…: Kwimbi | JAZAM! |
C’est Angoulême, bitches!: Kwimbi
cool stickers: only in Erlangen

At Kwimbi, all of the books come with a signature and drawing!

The Hipsters book should also be available in German comic shops soon. Please ask your dealer to order it if they haven't already!