Another comic for Tante Alma Hangout. This time about specialities from Cologne (which quite oxymoronic).
I have been working for the new hotel chain Tante Alma Hangout (https://tante-alma-hotels.com/). The idea iss that these hostels have a story about being owned by a fictional character called Aunt Alma, who is kind of a female Captain Blaubär, meaning her stories might be made up but who knows. perhaps Tante Alma was the first human on the moon, the inspiration for James Bond, a famous opera singer, racing driver, and the woman who Jimi Hendrix stole his licks from….
It is great fun. This is the first comic strip I made for them. Apologies to Yoko Ono….
These are the sketches:
A test I made from a drawing I did in Stuttgart. I like old fashioned comic styles , so I tried, what that would look like…The main difference is that I omitted the numerous cars. I combined two ink drawings and coloured them digitally. Probably the black and white drawing is better, which is a pity, because the coloured version was quite a lot of work.
Das neue Kinderbuch, dass ich illustriert habe ist nun im Handel erhältlich! Vielen Dank an die Autorin, Silja Luisa Topfstedt, ich hatte großen Spaß mit dem Text und Constanze Steindamm vom Lappan Verlag, sowie Anette Thumser.
Für die ganz Faulen:
The new children´s book, which I have illustrated is now available. Many thanks to author Silja Luisa Topfstedt (I had lots of fun with this story), Constanze Steindamm and Anette Thumser.
Here some older post wioth a little making of:
Yesterday was the premier of Asyl in Deutschland. For which I did the design, direction and most of animation (thanks to Kerstin Unger, Thea Seidler., Meike Teichmann and Daniel Ossio and Fade to Grey). There were lots of people involved, most of them working for free, most notably Philipp Stendebach of Augenschein Film Production whose baby this really was. I am very happy with the result. The film is intended to help asylum seekers to understand the most important part of the whole procedure the personal interview and how to prepare for it. There are versions in 14 different languages.
I guess this is Serbian:
There is a lot of work being done with spreading the news arround. by the way although the whole project was pretty delicate (because of the topic) this was absolutly brilliant because of the enthusiasm and spirit of the people involved.
This is the link to the homepage:
This was a comic strip for Klett and Balmer “die Sprachstarken”. It illustrates a famous quip by Friedrich Dürrenmatt in which he defended his usage of Swiss words, after German critics had accused him of using dialect. Basically the Germans think Swiss is a German dialect and the Swiss think it is a separate language. I don´t want to comment on this. Romulus says Morgenessen instead of Frühstück (breakfast), and yells at his servant when he tries to correct him. I guess the play Romulus der Große is much more popular in Switzerland….
By the way I wish the Germans would spend so much diligence and love on their schoolbooks. They really do an amazing job at Klett and Balmer.
This has been a weird week. I have done an illustration test for a children´s book including horses aimed for girls. It very quickly turned out that the job was already gone, but my agent thought it might be a good idea to finish the samples for my portfolio. Lots of work, I am not yet sure if I managed the balance between a little kitsch and something nice.
Next time I will do football right away.