The young version of Tante Alma here as an opera singer. Whoever suspects, that she is a mixture of Bianca Castafiore (her pose is a quote of the cover of Les Bijoux De La Castafiore) and young Shirley MacLaine is on the right track.
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:
Here is the link:
Film for WDR Quarks/ Frank Mai Motiondesign. The characters are designed by me, and I did most of the Animation.
For some inexplicable reason I am still attached to this town and keep coming back to it. I don´t know why.