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! | | 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


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:

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!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

HIPSTERS vs. Helmut the Psycho Killer

Wha… another Hipsters comic?!

This one-off strip is actually a guest comic for Christopher Tauber & Ingo Römling’s cool horror parody webcomic Survivor Girl (which you should totally check out), but I think it also works on its own.