Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hipsters from the Deep

I know, I know – I told you Hipsters was over. But last Saturday, I participated in a 12-hour comic contest and spontaneously decided to draw an all-new 12-page Hipsters comic for it. I hope you like it!

Read the English version on Tapastic

Read the German version on MyComics

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

München

Starting this Thursday, I'll be at Comicfestival München 2015, this year's biggest German comics convention. Here's some info about my presence at the festival:

Firstly, you'll be able to buy many of my comics at the JAZAM! table. This includes the brand-new JAZAM! Vol. X, the fairly new "Love & Monsters" (German & English editions), last year's "Hipsters" book, the second printing of "48 Stunden Angst", and many more (like older issues of JAZAM!). You can find us at booth 70 on the top floor (map).

Here's a photo of some of those newer comics:


I also contributed to an indie comic sticker album, which you'll be able to get at our table or from Comic Solidarity.

Then, there are the exhibitions. First, there's a JAZAM! exhibition at Café Kosmos, which I curated (I'm not showing any of my own stuff, though). On Thursday, there will be a big release party.
Then, there's a webcomics exhibition at Alte Kongresshalle (I think), which will include some Hipsters stuff.

Lastly, there are some comic readings. The first one's "Bitstorm - Worst of Weißworst" on Friday night, which is a "worst of" reading where I'll read a fun/bad German superhero comic I drew over ten years ago!
And finally, there's a big JAZAM! reading on Saturday around noon: "Best of JAZAM!". I'll be reading several comics there, including all of "Hipsters in Hell".

Come over and say hi!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

JAZAM! Vol. X

A few days ago, the new volume of German indie comics anthology extraordinaire JAZAM! came out. As usual, I'm one of the editors and publishers and did all of the editorial design and a short comic for it. Not so usual: as this is our tenth(!) volume, the entire book is in color! And it has this amazing cover by Sascha Wüstefeld:


You can have a peek inside the book over at MyComics.de

Here's the first page of my own four-page comic contribution:


And here's where you can buy it: Kwimbi | JAZAM! Shop

At Kwimbi, you can also order my new mini comic book "Love & Monsters" in German & in English!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hipsters vs. Lesung (Berlin edition)

If you missed last month's reading in Dresden and happen to be in Berlin next week, you get another chance to see Katja, Tim, and me doing a live Hipsters reading.



The reading will be on Tuesday, April 14, at 8:00 pm, at Buchhandlung Montag in Prenzlauer Berg.

Here's the Facebook event.

And the trailer (for the Dresden reading):


The reading is part of the COMICINVASIONBERLIN 2015 satellite program. JAZAM! will have a table at the CIB main event on April 18/19. Come and visit us!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Love & Monsters

After a long, silent gestation period, suddenly a lot of my projects are ready to hatch.

You may remember that last year, I published a 24-hour comic called "Offline Dating". You may also remember that I mentioned a sequel to said comic, which came into being during the most recent 24-Hour Comic Day in Leipzig in September of 2014. Well, now I'm finally done coloring the sequel and am about to put out a little book containing both parts of "Offline Dating". The book will be called "Love and Monsters", and this is the cover:



As you can see, there will be both a German and an English edition.

You'll be able to get these at various comic conventions and, presumably, at Kwimbi. But first, I have to wait for the printer to actually deliver them. With any luck, they'll be ready in time for the Leipzig book fair in March.

Here's a work-in-progress/sketch version of the cover:


And here's the first page of "Offline Dating 2":

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hipsters vs. Lesung

Have I mentioned that there will be a big Hipsters reading in Dresden next month? It's on March 8 at "Sabotage" Dresden at 6:00 pm. Have a look at the Facebook event for more details.
If you can't make it to Dresden, there's a good chance there will be another reading in Berlin in April or so!

To promote the reading, Katja, Tim, and I shot a live-action trailer! The weather was much shittier than expected and we kind of froze our asses off, but I think it still turned out pretty well! Watch it here:



Some behind-the-scenes photos:





Saturday, February 14, 2015

HIPSTERS chapter illustrations

I haven’t posted anything in a while, but I haven’t been idle. There’s a lot of stuff coming up!

To sweeten the waiting period, here are two of the chapter illustrations from my HIPSTERS book:



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):