IF: Wrinkles // Intermission

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(Trust me - it sucks at this size)

"Racing at top speed will get your
suit all wrinkled and sweaty."


I am a bit sad to say that this will be the
last post for the next few weeks as I am working on
my first book that is going to be self- published with
other books by a small group of like-minded people.

The working title
is "Velo City" and it´s a no-text, 16 pages story
roughly about high-speed racing, full of exaggeration
and stylization. I am still not sure how it will turn out
or what exactly will happen, I´ll rather let the
ideas grow while developing scenery and
characters for it.

These two samples are a little peek of what
it MIGHT look like in the end; I´m quite
satisfied with the stylistic approach - still pretty
rough and sometimes wonky lines, but overall
a bit slicker and more details than usual.

By the way, all of the sponsor companies are
made up, and it´s highly unlikely you´ll get
every one of my little references ;)

Anyways, so long for now, maybe I´ll throw in
some little progress shots, but don´t expect anything
big in the next few weeks. Yeah, I know, millions
of devoted hardcore readers crying out all at once.


Colorful theft

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IF:Fail // Bologna Fiere 2008

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"I will never fail."

This is a character I plan on using in a small
book I am working on, it´s going to be self-published
as part of the edition Poste Aérienne that
my fellow artist buddy Boris is starting together
with a friend of him. It´s going to be a roughly
half-letter sized booklet, with a the only
colour being bright blue on the outside.
I am not 100% sure yet but I plan on making
a series of drawings roughly centering around the
topic "Velocity". I´ll keep you updated on
the progress!


I also just retured from the Bologna Childrens
Book Fair in Italy. Huge fun, a great group, haven´t
been on the actual fair not even nearly enough
to call this a "business trip", but had a lot
of fun with all these great people and made
some new friends along the way.


Also, please check out the work of
Julia Gruner. Aside from making great
paintings and even better photography she´s
a lovely person and usually supported me when it
came to sleeping on park benches in various
italian cities. It´s nice to have vacation buddies
that are equally lazy as me.

BONUS: An arrow made of cold cuts.

...and the mandatory "Dear god,
how can this place be so beautiful" photo.