57 Years of Broken Promises and Shattered Dreams

A lady I saw on the tram the other day. (Click to enlarge)

Desolate piggies in melancholy landscapes

Some piggies I doodled while tabling at Zinefest Berlin last weekend:

Style Challenge

Ainur just did an awesomepants style homage, with Goldenbird heroine Mayann drawn in different artists’ styles, and I just had to do one too!

(And I just found out through newwavefeminism that it’s a thing – #stylechallenge was originally started by Autumn @beautifulness87 on Instagram!)


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So I’ve drawn Eva and Willie, trying to imitate the styles of five different artists whose comics have influenced me deeply, three from the US and two from Japan. I think I finally got warmed up by the time I got to the last one …? V^(oo)^;V

Guess which is which! :3 In alphabetical order: Charles Burns, Debbie Drechsler, Jaime Hernandez, Jiro Matsumoto, Ai Yazawa.

Fun facts: I never realised until now that Jaime Hernandez rarely if ever draws earrings on his characters? It’s really interesting what peculiar ways the artists have of drawing certain anatomical details, like ear whorls or hair structure. Debbie Drechsler and Jiro Matsumoto were the most fun to imitate, because their styles are the most different and the most similar to my own, respectively.

KOHLEOFEN

Shot at the Night

I forgot to add a piggy postcard to a recent zine order, so I quickly sketched this to send to Leipzig with the zines.
Soundtrack: The Killers – Shot at the Night V^(oo)^;V

No Zinefest for me …

This weekend it’s Zinefest, but I’m too §$%&ing ill … Today I had to go out a bit, and on the bus home I got one of those conditions when slime drips down your throat, and it makes your eyes water like crazy, but if you cough or breathe too hard you’re going to puke! Yay!
In fact I was able to breathe very flatly and with great focus and keep swallowing desperately for about 10 minutes until the danger was over. But I’m in no state for selling zines …

Sketchdump!

Recently I finished this sketchbook, with its slightly questionable cover:

Here are some previously unpublished sketches from that book! V^(oo)^V

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