Horseworld Poster

fun, illustration, record sleeve, Uncategorized

 

horseworld_VI

Poster for my band. Here is the original sketch plus some work in progress

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Landtag Revisited

Animation, comic, film, fun

BadenWuerttembergComicWappen

 

LandtagEntwurf

I am revising my Comissioned Film section. I started with one of my favorite projects, which I did for the parliament for the federal state of Baden Württemberg. I found lots of drawings like the one above I had forgotten about. Have a look if you like

Landtag

Christmas is still Coming….

comic, fun, illustration, sketch

…. yes it is, although looking outside my window (in Cologne) suggests it is already spring. Last week I finally made my own Christmas Cards. This is basically the result of taking the term Christmas Card literally. This was so much work I am saving the rest of this card for another post, but here are the sketches and the orignal drawing.

weihnachtskarte_2014_03li

…. yes it is, although looking outside my window (in Cologne) suggests it is already spring. Last week I finally made my own Christmas Cards. This is basically the result of taking the term Christmas Card literally. This was so much work I am saving the rest of this card for another post, but here are the sketches and the orignal drawing.

Christmas is Coming

comic, fun, illustration

Today I am working on my Christmas card. Christmas cards are always hard because contriving something new is really hard. This not my card, but something I did for Heipha (a pharmaceutical company belonging to Merck) in summer. the absurd thing about Christmas cards is that you get these jobs in august. I should have made my personal card back then, too…..

New Book. Tierisch Verliebt

comic, fun, illustration, Uncategorized

My new book which will be published in january 2015 but Amazon already shows it. It is full of stupid German puns, which can´t be translated properly I am afraid. It is about cute animals in love (moles, lions, goats, sheep, wolves, everything!)

 

http://www.amazon.de/Tierisch-verliebt-Derek-Roczen/dp/3845807563/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1409296497&sr=8-5&keywords=derek+roczen

Pirates Comic

comic, fun, illustration, Uncategorized

“Pirat voraus, Käptn Klaus” has finally appeared:

http://www.amazon.de/Pirat-voraus-K%C3%A4pten-Klaus-St%C3%B6rtebeker/dp/3401600168/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1407684500&sr=8-4&keywords=derek+roczen

I take this as an opportunity to show one more page and the sketches I did beforehand. Those are an exception because I did the initial sketch digitally, which is because the layout was rather complicated. Normally I prefer ordinary pencil sketches.

 

Captain Bligh Sketches

Animation, comic, film, fun, illustration, television

These are preliminary sketches for my short film Captain Bligh from 2003. There a lots of small ideas that had to be left out of the film (…what a pity). The drawings were exhibited at the Filmakademie for quite some time.

New Book, Pirat voraus Käptn Klaus….

comic, fun, illustration, science

Piraten_cover_13

A new book I have illustrated about pirates will be available in august. I have just found the announcement on the Arena homepage. Work on this project proved to be more difficult than I thought, because the more I read about pirates the less I liked them. The thing is that you start realizing that our image of pirates is 3oies Hollywood Kitsch.

http://www.arena-verlag.de/artikel/pirat-voraus-kaepten-klaus-978-3-401-60016-1

But on the other hand I had fun. I love drawing ships and reading Patrick O´Brian novels is one of my great guilty pleasures ever since I have finished my animated short Captain Bligh in 2003. (For those who haven´t seen that: