EVA BOOK

Here it is – the 240 page luxury hardcover book collecting all the hard boiled short stories about Eva’s everyday work and leisure in the black glass streets of her city, drenched with blood and washed with rain. Many of them never before published in English, or only in very crappy English.

The book contains all the Eva stories so far:

  • Asphalt Mirrors, Lead Lips, Odd Tuesday, Glass Rain, Flashback! Postman Blues, She’s a Killing Machine, Asbestos Hearts, Electric Tsunamis

… and many sketches and illustrations!

Get your copy in my gumroad store!

There was plenty of drama with the printing of this book. At first I received a full edition of books with misprinted covers – I’d ordered shiny varnish for parts of the front cover, but the printers had printed the varnish as colour (100% magenta lol).

It turned out they had changed their printing process just when I placed my order, and don’t offer varnish on hardcover books with round spines anymore. That partly explains the misprint, though they should have noticed. They took responsibility for the error and printed a full edition of corrected books free of charge, without arguing, which was very nice of them.

HOWEVER, it means that now I have a huge amount of boxes full of books that I don’t actually have storage space for!

I live in a tiny apartment with no basement or anything. I’d calculated carefully how many books I could fit in the storage I have under my bed (2 cubic meters already almost full of books and zines) and ordered accordingly. But now I have twice the amount! (I also have claustrophobia, lmao, so it stresses me a bit more than the average person to have boxes all over the place …)

So please help me lol and buy lots of books from me!!! T^T
(Especially Eva books and Driftwood books, which take up the most space in my storage and will look absolutely stunning in your book shelf ^^)
I’m selling the misprinted Eva copies for extra cheap/”choose your own price”.

The two versions only have different covers. It’s kind of difficult to capture in photos, but the magenta colour on the cover really is smash bang full on 100% magenta, partly overlaid on red and black.

Also, the text on the back cover of the misprinted book is not centered (I was able to fix that thanks to the misprint!).

I’m donating copies to libraries across Germany, and also putting some in “free cupboards”/”free libraries” in select locations (eastern Germany only – unless you live somewhere else and would like me to send you a few books to give away? let me know!).

I’m aware that there are used book peddlers grabbing books from some of these locations. So if you should find one of these misprinted copies sold for money by someone other than me or a comics store, you’ll know where it probably came from, but also those guys are just trying to make a living in this harsh world.

In any case, the books are really beautiful. I’m very happy with the round spine hard covers and the nice thick creamy paper inside ♥

DOG ISLAND CHAPTER 1 ZINE

The first chapter of Dog Island is done, and collected in a beautiful printed zine!

I had a six years long hiatus in the middle of drawing it, but returned to it last year thanks to corona and the overwhelming feeling that nothing matters anymore, so I might as well do whatever the hell I want to do.

You can get a copy here in my gumroad store.

HOURLY COMICS DAY 2021

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Shila’s haiku

Shilas-Haiku

INKTOBER 2020

As usual I didn’t make it to the end, but I stuck with it longer than before :3
I chose themes from a whole bunch of different prompt lists.

Inktober day 1: Fish! One of the most interesting fish, sunfish :3
Only too late did I realise I’d forgotten to draw its side fin …

#wildoctoberart day 2: Symbiosis
In some parts of the world, wolfsbane can only be successfully pollinated by bumblebees! Their relationship is an example of mutualist symbiosis – a symbiosis that both parties benefit from. :3
(Pigment liners and watercolours – this motif would have been interesting also just black and white, but I wanted to paint the lovely blue colour of the wolfsbane.)

#hauntober day 3: Tea. Cozy piggy V^(oo)^V

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Skerry


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As a small child I used to draw a picture of an island – or rather skerry – with a tree on it over and over, many times. Probably inspired by the Finnish archipelago that I watched from the ferry to Finland every summer when we went to visit the grandparents. Maybe it was the same thing that Arnold Böcklin had with his Isle of the Dead.
I was curious to see how I would draw it today.

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