5.8.14

Coming up: CHICKS ON COMICS in Musaraña

SUBURBS AND ANIMALS!
That is the theme of the Chicks on Comics exhibition opening the 30th of August in the spaces of the wonderful Musaraña in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Musaraña opened its doors in Casa Florida in the area of Vicente Lopez in 2012. The book store provides in comics, independent literature and culture and exhibitions. Now it's us! Apart from showing the works we made for our show in Galerie Futura (remember??) there will tons of new stuff.


In one section of the exhibition we explain the particulars of animal gender, because you thought you knew. But did you really?


And how could we pass? This time again, the Chicks on Comics conspired in a silent conversation. Without knowing more than just the panel before her, each one of us drew the obvious next picture. The story tells itself and we bundled it into a zine for you. Mine is the concluding image. The one that seeps into your dreams, if you're reading before bed. So are you coming?





23.7.14

The summer isn't over till the cowboy sings.

There are just two more weeks left to see the exhibition Rhapsodize  in the spaces of Other Nature in Berlin.

Read a reminder of the work I made there, "Lavender Cowboy" in a previous blog post here. Two more reasons to get your butt over there now, are the works of my studio mates Sabine Rollnik and Sandra Haselsteiner.

29.6.14

10-jarig bestaan Nederlands Stripmuseum

Van mij zullen er ook twee posters te koop zijn! De opbrengst komt ten goede aan stichting Het Nederlands Stripmuseum. Meer informatie op hun website hier.


24.6.14

The making of Six Conversations about Bland

Here's a little 'making of' sequel of my comic "Six Conversations about Bland". It was made for the Comic Seminar, a yearly workshop that runs up to the Comic Salon Erlangen. This year was led by Barbara Yelin, Mawil and Lukas Jüliger and the theme we were set to work on was "memory lapse". My story plays in a reality-tv house situation. Bland has been voted out of the house the night before and over the course of six conversations he is gradually forgotten.

My very rough plan and a picture of five people piled on top of each other in  swimming trunks and a great dane on top...
...gained a bit more credibility when I worked out a few panel 'shots' and character portraits. Most detail went into a written scenario and then I went on to designing the storyboard...
...the pages growing exponentially dirtier after each eraser correction and repeated cowboy coffee staining...
...yet rendered spotless at the light box by inking on a new clean sheet of bristol paper....
...and slap on some lettering and greytones...
...give your baby a name...
...and finally, here it is on exhibit at the Comic Salon!