Freitag, 28. August 2009

Frank Trenton shot faster!

When I was a boy in the age of 10 years, I read secretly the Western pulps
of my Dad. One title was always remained in my memory and when I have
a problem in my life I remember at Frank Trenton that has shot faster!
And now I have find the Cover on Google...

Mittwoch, 26. August 2009


One of my older oilpaintings from 1980...
In the store they have sold this very fine portrait canvas
for artists, and now? Tempi pasati!...

It's me, "illo."

I have ordered the new isue of "illo." No. 2 and find it great.
It is a new art magazine that shows works of very talented
artists and illustrators and is published with love.
"illo." No. 2 includes an interview with the Dinotopia creator
James Gurney!!
For more information about "illo."

Sonntag, 23. August 2009

EXODUS - German Science Fiction Magzine

Out now the new isue of EXODUS, an german SF Fanzine on high level.
For more information about Exodus, here.

Samstag, 22. August 2009

The world of Christoph Roos

Since 30 years I hold some Comicbooks from Christoph Roos in honours!
At that time nowbody knows about internet and no Photoshop was around.
When I was look some comic panels from Christoph I have ask me how they
are with colors. I think they shows very nice.
Anyway: Once day, on a early morning in autumn, Christoph and his bicycle
where missing in a magic fog in Basel. Since this day nowbody have see him
again. I think he lifes now in the Shayawaya-Land! Visit Christoph Roos!

Dienstag, 18. August 2009

The Charles Darwin Year 2009

Whe are in the Charles Darwin year 2009!
Months ago I have published in the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung"
my version of Charles Darwin. The Darwin Year Link.

Montag, 17. August 2009

The explosive comic panel from Roos & Boog

Here a other example of the never finished comic
with Christoph Roos. Not badly, he?
The pencil work is from Christoph and the ink work
from me. Visit Christoph Roos!

Freitag, 14. August 2009

Inside, outside...

The impression of warmth can also mediate the winter outside.
And last winter I have shot a photo from the window of my studio:
The orange colors of the road lamps...
And inside, in an angle behind the door, the candles for the holy
ones, where my wife Tina has imported from the caribian
(colour prints behind window glasses). The candles burn also
in the summer!

Donnerstag, 13. August 2009

David Boller's "Tell"-Poster

Yesterday Tell, this day Tell! An example of the work from David Boller,
a swiss illustrator and great comic artist. He has work for Marvel.
Visit his website!

Mittwoch, 12. August 2009

Wilhelm Tell and post stamps...

As a boy I have like many other collected stamps. A fascinating pictureworld in small format. These Tell stamp (until 1910)I find very beautiful in his simple color and design. And in these daysI work again straight on trhee new stamps for the Swiss Post.The apple falls not far from the trunk (ore from the head of Tells son?).

Sonntag, 9. August 2009

As I was a beginner...

Like I have wrote in my introduction to this Blog I will show
sometimes older works of mine from the time when I was just
an Fanzine-Illustrator. Finally everybody begins somewhere..
Ink on paper, 1975

Freitag, 7. August 2009

"Antoine de Saint-Exupéry"

Here is the illustration that I have make for the article over
Saint-Exupéry this month in the new isue of "Folio", the magazine
of the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung". And here you can read it in english!

Montag, 3. August 2009

Toothpicks, Plastilin and "Belemnites"

Tootpicks are an genious invention! Also the good old "Plastilin" from Kindergarden!
Then an good dozen photos from my model and finish is my fish swarm of "Belemnites" that I make in Photoshop (which I needs for an Ichthyosaurus-Illustration).
All in all it cost me not more than 3 Dollars and an afternoon of fun!
More about "Belemnites" here.

Samstag, 1. August 2009

The Ladies in blue, Knossos Crete

Years ago, in Heraklion on Crete, I photographed these poster walls.
For someone like me that not can read the greek language are this signs
not more than pure ornamental art. The repetitions whe find again in
the minoan art like "The Ladies in blue" from Knossos on Crete.