Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Fanzines! (again)

Call for contributions: from fanzines! in Paris. Deadline is June 15, more info here:

Saturday, 9 November 2013

----apply apply No.2!-----

talking of Artist-in-Residencies: 
For everyone who wants to find the right place to apply to, I strongly recommend the website of the Amsterdam-based organisation Transartists. They are great!

--------apply apply!------

Since 2012 the Comic Union of Nothern Europe (CUNE) offers residencies for European artists who are are into drawing and storytelling. The locations are Riga, Malmö, Tallinn, Helsinki, Kiel and Leipzig.
Deadline is the end of the month, so hurry!
More information here.
ps: I'm currently staying happily in Tallinn, invited by CUNE, and hopefully manage to post soon about Estonian drawings.

Monday, 23 September 2013

-------Tony Orrico----

What American artist Tony Orrico does in his Penwald Drawing-Videos is really amazing. 
Here is his website.

thank you Eva for showing me!

Friday, 20 September 2013

---------Space Ducks------

Daniel Johnston, singer, songwriter and artist, is best known for the 2006 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Johnston is mainly famous for his music, but his first aspiration was to become a cartoonist. Now he recently published his first comic book called Space Ducks: An infinite comic book of musical greatness #1.
Here's a review on 

Friday, 19 April 2013

-------Luke Pearson------

Great short story Some People by British cartoonist and illustrator Luke Pearson (which can be read online here:

Monday, 15 April 2013

-----------Kirill Chelushkin-------------

Damn... All these years, and this is the first Russian artist posted on this blog (due to sheer ignorance from my side). I really like the texture of his drawings, wish I knew more about technique and size.
For more, click here.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

---------Funeral Joe Video---------

music video for the song "Funeral Joe" from the Honeyheads, a band from Hamburg,
made by Martina Lenzin, Jul Gordon, Marie Hamm and ...well, me. Enjoy.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

-------------Anders Nilsen------------

Anders Nilsen, American Cartoonist, recently had an exhibition during the annual Swiss Comic Festival Fumetto and I really enjoyed seeing his original drawings.
He's the author of the ongoing comic series Big Questions, which can be seen as a preview here, (from the website of his publisher Drawn&Quaterly).

Friday, 5 April 2013

hello hello, we were obviously kind of busy... sorry. But: we are back!
With a reminder for everyone who happens to be close to Paris:
There is DRAWING NOW #7 from April 11-14.
And for everybody between 20 and 30 who feels a need to travel abroad: There is the great annual competition Bourse Jean-Claude Reynal coming up; deadline for registration is April 10, the application has to be sent in by June.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

--------Charles Rennie Mackintosh----

What I learned in art history class today: Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1929) did not only design really great buildings (like this one) but also made these fantastic botanical drawings.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

----------Marianna Ignataki------------

Marianna Ignataki from Greece has an upcoming solo exhibition in the Outpost in Amsterdam, opening Saturday 14th July.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Monday, 7 May 2012

------Brandon Generator----

Brandon Generator is, uhm... an online interactive animated graphic novel. (And a promotion thingie for the latest version of an internet browser).
The story of the first episode is kind of thin (Spoiler: Brandon has a writer's block and drinks too many espressi), but it's worth checking it out anyways, for the decent graphics and because it's interesting to see a new ad format. The audience can contribute to the story by drawing monsters, recording ideas and become Brandon's friend on Facebook.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

------------Ceri Amphlett---------

Very nice work from British illustrator Ceri Amphlett, found on the website of Heart Agency.

Thursday, 5 April 2012


Drawception is a funny and simple idea for a free online game: it's basically the telephone game/Chinese whispers combined with drawing. (If you want to play, it's helpful to have a solid background knowledge in pop cultural references.)
Thanks to Jacek for the link!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Monday, 2 April 2012

----------------------the bookshelf---------

 "composite sketch"
 "court sketch"
"drawings on prison walls"
 "drawing bought from a homeless person at the train station for 10 marks."
 "drawing made under the influence of LSD"

Treasures from the university library: Between all the shiny art books I found this rather plain looking publication: Zeichnung Heute (Drawing Today), which was published on the occasion of an exhibition with the same name in Vienna in 1971.
The book is full of examples for all different ways drawings are used. The last page is blank and visitors of the exhibition could make their own drawings and participate in the show.

Thursday, 8 March 2012


Diceindustries is one of those people who don't have a website. But I was lucky enough to recently see his great collage work in a small art space called Linda in Hamburg.  
So: try to remember his name and hope you come across one of his books.