Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chump & Clump development stuff

Here's some old development material from 2007.
I still like the color key. During the production,
Michael and I had a discussion about applying
a paper cut look to the film instead of cg shading,
because of this small illustration.

Watch Chump and Clump online

If you don't have the chance, to watch the film at a
film festival on the big screen, here's the second best


Chump & Clump upcoming screenings

If you're anywhere near there, go check it out!

KLIK amsterdam animation festival

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

September 2009

International Shortfilm Festival

Capalbio, Italy

October 2009

ANIMA - Córdoba International Animation Festival

Córdoba, Argentina

October 2009


Espinho, Portugal

November 2009


Barcelona, Spain

November 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

A fate worse than dragons

A while ago I painted the cover for the german release of the
comedy/fantasy novel "A fate worse than dragons" by John Moore.
I had a nice e-mail correspondence with the Houston based author.
He told me, that it's the best cover any of his novels has ever had.
Thank you, John! :)

Here is the cover without lettering.
The book is shipping out this november.

Some more fun stuff

A tribute to Wally Wood .

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I call these sketches "nightwalks", because they're inspired
by the moonlit mansions of Babelsberg, the town I lived in
while attending filmschool.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chump & Clump upcoming screenings

Back to my favourite buddies Chump and Clump.
In june and july there're some great opportunities
to see the film. So if you're anywhere near those
cities go check it out.

17th International Festival of Short Films and New Images

Rome, Italy

June 12-18

11/22 - Int. Comedy Short Film Festival

Wien, Austria

June 16-20

IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

Sofia, Bulgaria

June 20-27

FEST - International Film Festival Portugal

Espinho, Portugal

June 21-28

ReelHeART International Film Festival (RHIFF)

Toronto, Canada

June 22-27

Giffoni Film Festival 2009

Giffoni, Italy

July 12-25

ANIMA MUNDI 2009 International Animation Festival of Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brazil

July 10-19 July 22-26

ERA NEW HORIZONS International Film Festival

Wrocław (Breslau), Poland

July 23 - August 02

Michael and I attended a screening yesterday in
Berlin at SHORT SHOTS and the audience really
seemed to like it ( actually they were rolling with
laughter). I'm so happy that the gags and characters
catch on with audiences, since Michael and I spend
two and a half years making this film.
Would have sucked, if the film sucked :)

I'm going to be at the GIFFONI festival from the 23rd
to the 25th and at the ERA New Horizons from the
27th to the 29th to introduce the film in preson.

By the way, the photos are from MAUERSTREIFEN
in Leipzig last winter.

sketchbook stuff

Since this is blog is more a fun thing aimed
at the common man, rather than a platform
to present myself to advertising agencies
and such like, I decided to incorporate stuff
found in my sketchbook.
Therefore here're some unpolished, handpainted
works presenting such major sketchbook themes
And dragons, of course.
Also to keep in mind, that some of the stuff is
already a few years old. Mental note myself:
Start a new sketchbook!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Chump & Clump

In 2008 I made a cg short as a graduation film together with my
great buddy Michael Herm. It's called 'Chump and Clump' and as
you would have guessed, it's about a chump and a clump.
The film does quite well in the festival rally and it was even
nominated for the jury award at Siggraph2008.
So Michael and I went to L.A. and spent the most awesome
week at the Siggraph conference and were able to meet some
of the best in the field.
I'm going to post some photos of the trip later on.
You can also watch a trailer of the film.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The MAZ-Squirrel

What to pick as a first post for my blog.
I decided upon some illus I did for a newspaper campaign this year
and also back in 2008. It's one of my favourite commercial jobs
so far, because the campaign is really fun to do
and the agency is great
(Of course the final ads are with text and proper layout).
So behold the MAZ-Squirrel!