Off to Erlangen

Preparing the last bits and pieces for the Comicsalon Erlangen. Digging out records for my dj set for the party on saturday and integrating the animations of the FH Flensburg into the keynote for my live-reading. Make sure not to miss this. There will be also signing sessions at the tables of Carlsen. See you in Erlangen.

All dates:

Friday, 1.6. Live reading 17:00 E-Werk

Signing sessions at Carlsen booth  Messe Halle A, Schloßplatz.

Friday, 1.6. 10:00 - 11:00 Uhr
Saturday, 2.6. 14:00 - 15:00 Uhr
Sunday 3.6. 13:00 - 14:00 Uhr.

Also I will be spinning some records at the closing party at the E-werk on saturday from 22:30.

Mods And Rockers

Before I'm heading off to Erlangen I want to announce or first Dutch Official Releaseparty of Fietsmod. It's taking place on the 6th of July at Db's in Utrecht, the place where this whole Dutch adventure started. I will read from my book in the smoker's lounge at 8 pm, afterwards there will be the great Messer Chups from Russia on stage, and after that there will be a mod nighter taking place to dance away the night. Of course I will sell and sign my books there. Pleas drop by and bring your friends. And get your tickets here.

The great flyer is done by grandmaster Yves Vaillant (Yves of Construction) from Utrecht. With artwork from yours truly. Definitely a keeper.

Stripdagen Haarlem

We presented the Dutch version of my graphic novel to the public at the Stripdagen Haarlem for the first time, and it really went well. Lots of interested visitors, good sales, and I had to sign a lot of books. Big up to René who even took the opportunity to ride his bike from Utrecht to Haarlem, 70km. Thanks to everyone who dropped by and also for the kind words, I’m truly happy that you like the Dutch version as much as I do. Also thanks to my publisher Subq for all the good care. Beside some nice encounters with my dear readers and signing their books I had some time to check out some exhibitions. And take part in celebrtating the membership of honour for Joost Swarte in the BNO, the dutch Design organisation, that I am now also a member of.
Thanks to Tonio and Natasja and the rest of the organization for the immense ammount of work that this festival contains. Next destination is Erlangen. Hope to see you there!

 

Fietsmod! Hij is er!

Hooray! What a joy to find this present on my doorstep. The Dutch version of my graphic novel "Fietsmod" has arrived.  And it looks great! My dear publisher SubQ has done a great job. Thanks guys. Tomorrow is the releaseday. I'm so very excited about how it will be received. Get your copy here!

Kinderkram

Lately I put together some work that I did especially for children in a detailed portfolio. You can dowload the PDF here. If you like what you see, write to me or give me a ring.

A Direction For Action

Pictures from the recording session for the cd ‚A Direction for Action‘ by The Smalltown Mods at Tim Knol‘s studio, MI5 at Hoorn. The cd serves as a kind of soundtrack for my book and will be released on 23rd of may in the Netherlands.

Fietsmod

Dear friends, finally I can share the good news. Good things come to those who wait, but you don't have to wait not much longer. If all goes well, the Dutch version of my book will hit the shelves on 23rd of may, a little more than two weeks, right on time for the Stripdagen in Haarlem where I will present the book at the table of the fine people of my publishing house SubQ. So hit that preorder button of your favourite internetshop, or even better, run to your local book or comicstore and order it there. Of course I would love to meet you in person in Haarlem and sign your book there.
And there's more: along with the book comes in cooperation with Excelsior Recordings a CD with 20 songs and fragments from the book, played by the all-new band "The Smalltown Mods", recorded at the studio of Tim Knol. It's a rough, edgy record that will remind you of the Modpunk bands of the eighties, Sweet memories included. The CD also contains an exclusive song called "Smalltown Mod", written by the legendary Ronald Visser and performed by his band "The Comedown Reunion". The legacy of that band should ring a bell with those who witnessed the modscene in the eighties.
Please help spread the word and tell your friends, your mod, skinhead and soulmates and any other music- or comiclover who chose to walk a different path. I'm sure they will recognize a lot in these pages.

Die Form der Schönheit

Author Frank Berzbach wrote about my book "Fahrradmod" in his great and also beautiful book "Die Form der Schönheit". I fell very flattered. Thanks, Frank.

All new website.

Did you notice? I have a new website. And you're already on it. You'll find loads of illustrations, full comics, some info about myself plus a detailed archive about all the madness that has happened in the last few years. 

But I also installed a section with all my scene-related artwork, artwork that I did for flyers, posters or just for the fun of it. Be very welcome and let me know what you think. And if you like what you see, feel free to share it with your mates.

Polle

Good news for those of you who have kids who love comics. There will be an all new comic mag with comics for kids from great german artists. It‘s called POLLE, and will debut on the comic salon in Erlangen. To help them I did this illustration for their promotional activities, the original was available as a reward for their crowdfunding. Sorry, it's gone already. But you can still back them via startnext.com/polle, make sure you get yourself a copy of this gem of a mag.

 

Abenteuer 1 x 1

Did another game design for Haba. This was great fun to do and I like the outcome a lot. You can get in toyshops or order your copy here.

Comic Talk

I was invited to Hella van Sinnen's Comic Talk at the Bürgerhaus Stollwerck in Cologne, along with Eko Fresh and comic expert Volker Robrahn. Talking about comics is something I really like to do, so this was a pleasure.

If you want to watch the whole show go to Massengeschmack.tv

Pictures by Carsten Meißner.

 

THIS IS SKA 2018

Proud to announce that I did the design and illustrations for this year’s This Is Ska-Festivals posters and tshirts. It’s one of the best and biggest German ska-festivals so this was an honour to do. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Lemgo

Last wednesday I was live-reading my graphic-novel Fahrradmod in Lemgo. The place was packed, many people andeven some well-known faces from the scene came from far, so I want to thank you all. Big up to Sebastian for the organization, the excellent accommodation and the delicious pizza, as well as for the photos. And even all the books have been sold. I even signed the last ones when nobody was there anymore. Thanks a lot everyone.

Edit: There were also two articles about my reading in the local press. Now included in the photo series.

Monoklub

The nice guys of the powerpop band Monoklub from Hamburg asked me for an illustration for their latest 7inch record. It was a pleasure to do. Get your copy here.

Fettes Brot

Famous German Hip Hop Combo "Fettes Brot" recommend "Fahrradmod" in their radioshow "Was Wollen Wissen", along with Barabara Yelin's "Irmina". Thanks guys, it's an honour. (download)

Portfolio of 2017

As every year I did a little review about the jobs and things that happened during the year. You can download it here (5MB).

Musikbonus on WDR 5

Taking part in a feature on music and comics in the radio program „Musikbonus“ on WDR 5 with Sebastian von Haugwitz

Buchmesse Frankfurt

At the Buchmesse Frankfurt, signing and taking part in the German/French Ping Pong project.

Modern Graphics

Live reading at comic-shop Modern Graphics, Berlin