Ongoing collection of hand lettered work from various projects.
Killing For Laughs
I've spent half a year in the dark corners of New York City's comedy clubs with a sketch pad and a one-liner—drawing, observing, laughing, crying, drinking, cringing, and doing impressions of an actual artist. My incentive was to portray the unique atmosphere of the local comedy scene by capturing the performances as well as the crowd, lighting, architecture and overall scenery. A 'tough kraut' with my notoriously humorless German heritage, I soon became a regular at comedy clubs from Midtown to the Village. Back in the studio, these sketches were then turned into coherent compositions, using the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
The result is a 48-page hand-drawn and self-published book, 6.7″x9.4″, 170 g/m² paper stock, with a raised spot gloss, handnumbered and limited to 200 copies.
"Byrtle" is a collection of location drawings in my neighborhood in Brooklyn (Myrtle Ave. & Broadway). The illustrations were published in a 16-page zine and distributed through shops, bars and bodegas in Bushwick.
“Das Deutschbag Dictionary” is a collection of illustrated poems inspired by German loanwords from ‘Angst’ to ‘Zeitgeist’. A tribute to classic 20th-century German children’s books and folklore — fueled with weltschmerz and a questionable moral. Basically a modern-day Struwwelpeter with stories that are guaranteed to traumatize your children for good.