31 Mar 2010
20 Mar 2010
In 2009 I released two books at BEATCOMIX: »Paralleluniversum 2: Quantenschaum« and »Dave Grigger« (story & pencils: Mamei; ink & lettering: myself) and completed a third: »Daddy, when will we eat a horse sometime?« (unpublished so far):
My current project is a 52-page-comicbook with the title »Rocket Blues«. It will be released at the German Comicfestival Erlangen in june 2010. The Making-Of (scetches, videos, finished pages) of this intergalactic adventure-funny-scifi-roadmovie in the form of a comic can you find at www.rocketblues.de (I'm just inking page 19.)
In the next days I will link here a few of my youtube-inking-clips like this:
13 May 2008
Ivos Paralleluniversum Bd.1: »Urknall«
Ivo Kircheis' Paralleluniversum »Urknall«
BEATCOMIX, 2008, 48 pages, Din A4, sw, softcover, 10 EUR; contains the strips Nr. 001-176 from Ivo's Paralleluniversum
23 Feb 2008
21 Feb 2008
To practice drawing lively faces I found it very effectively to draw from television shows. The best chances to see faces long enough for making at least a few appropriate strokes You'll get in classical talk shows. Ahead you can see my efforts capturing german politicians in the former sunday evening talkshow "Sabine Christiansen". At the top on the right you see the current german chancellor Angela Merkel with her bedroom eyes. Other faces for instance belong to the german Liberal Guido Westerwelle, the former Bavarian Chief Minister Edmund Stoiber and Peter Struck (SPD).
4 Feb 2008
Old living roomHello in 2008! Sorry, that I haven't posted here for weeks, but I really was too busy drawing comic pages and professional illustrations for paying customers...
Today a further spread from my old 100-days-sketchbook: it shows a view inside my old living room during my years of study in Hildesheim. The sketch is from 2001-11-20. The text indicates that this wasn't really a lucky day for me: First I woke up in the morning with sore throat, little later the strap of my new wristwatch broke and finally I stepped with naked foot into a pin that stuck perpendicular in the floor...
13 Dec 2007
8 Dec 2007
The big friday-daydreamSorry for not posting last month, I was very busy making illustrations for an online-game that will starting soon... Today another spread from my 100days-sketchbook: the big friday-daydream. I made this drawing while I was washing my feet in a (very very) small bowl... The man in the bathtub says "Too bad, no yellow pencil near by." In the upper right corner you see the former german Bundeskanzler Schroeder with his right hand Joschka Fischer (former german minister of foreign affairs). It was the day Schroeder had asked for a vote of confidence (he barely came through in due time)... In my sketch Schroeder thanks Fischer and Fischer says "Don't mention it, Helmut."
23 Oct 2007
ElectrocutionHere is for a change a spread from my current sketchbook. These are doodles in preparation for a cartoon about electrocution by solar energy...
22 Oct 2007
This drawing of a DURST condenser enlarger arose in the darkroom of my college (of course by light ;-)). It was the day after a drinking binge (Grenzquell Pilsner!), so the term DURST was a littlebit ambiguously (german: Durst = english: thirst). For that reason DURST was my Word of the day... O-oh...
20 Oct 2007
10 Oct 2007
Grenzquell PilsnerAn innocent empty crate of "Grenzquell Pilsner" - the cause of my disheveled condition on 11/11/2001... Uh, oh... need more ice!
9 Oct 2007
Cooking is fun!At saturday the 10th of november 2001 I awaited guests and motivated by the chopstick experience at the chinese restaurant two days before I tried to cook an Asian dinner myself... It should arise something like chicken with vegetables I guess. The two hens at the left page below scream "Gertrude, look out!" but Gertrude only sighs.
22 Sep 2007
Chocolate girlThis double-page spread was - I believe so today - inspired by the famous painting of Jean-Étienne Liotard "The chocolate girl" from 1744. But in my case it seems that it was a very special cup of cocoa. What do you think?
21 Sep 2007
A lunch at a chinese restaurant inspired me to draw this page. Unfortunately I had to draw with my left hand because I held the chopsticks in the right one...
20 Sep 2007
A day in the printing workshopDuring my studies of graphic design I engaged myself in etching. Here are a few snapshots of the printing press (an original Breisch) and diverse accessories. Funny times... Greetings to my mentor Paul Kunofski at this point!
1 Sep 2007
The next spread of my "100 days book": the day a noise-terrorist in front of the house ( a man who sawed bricks) ended my beauty-sleep early in the saturday-morning. Below and left: bargains I made at the Hildesheim flea market later that day...