Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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.
If you don't have the chance, to watch the film at a
film festival on the big screen, here's the second best
If you're anywhere near there, go check it out!
KLIK amsterdam animation festival
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
International Shortfilm Festival
ANIMA - Córdoba International Animation Festival
35th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL FILMETS BADALONA
Monday, September 21, 2009
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.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
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
11/22 - Int. Comedy Short Film Festival
Wien, AustriaJune 16-20
IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival
FEST - International Film Festival Portugal
ReelHeART International Film Festival (RHIFF)
Giffoni Film Festival 2009
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
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.
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
like SUPERHEROINES and VILLAINESSES.
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
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
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!