Sonntag, 11. August 2013

Apache Gals

To understand the titel you might want to read more about Apache Dance. The name derieved from early 20th century parisian street gangs that were famous for their cruelty but also for their unique style. They appear to have been quite peacock-ish with their outfits.

The famous dance includes a fight between a gangster (or pimp) and a prostitute and became part of the popular culture of the first half of the 20th century. If you do a search on youtube you will find many movies with it ranging from comedies and musicals to crime flics. While I love the style of the costumes and the dance moves I felt uncomfortable with the violence against women thing. I decided to give it a twist and let the women fight back. Their attitude resembles Riot Grrl comics like "Tank Girl" now.

Yes, it still includes violence but if society still blames the victims of sexism if the don't defend themselves... well the guys were "asking for it", right?

Freitag, 9. August 2013


Ahoi dear readers,

long time no see. I have been busy working for agencies and most work for clients doesn't really fit into this blog.  Recently I finished an illustration for a for the "cooking basics" project with Zeixs. I will keep you updated as soon as I know more about the release date.

Zeixs already published a few of my older illustrations ealier this year in their collection "Illustration 2".
You might recognize some of them. Have a look:

Dienstag, 28. Mai 2013

Jazz Age Portraits Part II

Unfortunately the second Jazz Age Portrait session won't take place since the Boheme Sauvage in Wiesbaden was cancelled.

You can find pictures from my last session at the Decadance event in the Sensor Wiesbaden Magazine.

Mittwoch, 13. März 2013

Jazz Age Portraits at the decaDance Ballroom

Next saturday (16th march) I will attend the decaDance Ballroom in Wiesbaden and offer modernist jazz age portraits for the swing crowd. Get them while they are HOT and take home an original illustration.

Mittwoch, 6. März 2013

Swing in Wiesbaden

I love swing music and many of my friends are Lindy Hop dancers. I made illustrations for various swing events.The most current ones are taking place in Wiesbaden this month:
The "decanDance Ballroom" and the "Walhalla Hot Club"

Maybe you have seen the posters or heard about the parties. Feel free to join us to "cut a rug."
Of course I will be there too. :-)

Dienstag, 5. März 2013

Unpublished Illustration: King Kong climbs the Marktkirche

This actually was a version of the Sensor "Cinema" Cover (see the last post) that has not been published.
I quite like it because of the "Old Hollywood" vibes. The border between B-Movies and Blockbusters can be quite thin at times. ;-)

Montag, 4. März 2013

Sensor Wiesbaden Cover "Filmstadt zwischen Hoffnung und Abgesang"

If you live in Wiesbaden chances are high that you have already seen some of my artworks. Reason one is the "SENSOR Magazin" which can be found in almost every bar, store, barber shop and café all over the town. For the february issue I made a cover illustration with a "cinema" theme. My idea was to include the "Maschinenmensch" character from Fritz Langs "Metropolis" since the restorations of the long lost parts where done in Wiesbaden. The Murnau Stiftung has a huge archive of german movies starting at the silent era. To build a bridge to modern trends I made up a 3D version with the typical 3D glasses. I was delighted when I found a picture on their page with the audience in the "Murnau Filmtheater" wearing 3D glasses and holding the magazines with my cover. Thank you, Sensor.

Visit the Sensor Wiesbaden homepage or their facebook page.

Montag, 21. Januar 2013

Unpublished Editorial Illustration

In the last few month I was quite busy with my new job at an Advertising Agency and with my move to a new flat in Wiesbaden. I have some new Illustrations to show you but they will be published next month. In the meantime I will upload some good stuff from the archives.

Alternative version of the Sensor cover from last September: Modestadt Wiesbaden.