Rundgang Klett und Balmer

illustration
Illustration for Swiss magazine Rundgang 2018

Advertisements

Klett und Balmer, Die Sprachstarken 9/ Romulus der Große

comic, Dürrenmatt, illustration, Romulus der Große, School Book Illustration Das Morgenessen

This was a comic strip for Klett and Balmer “die Sprachstarken”. It illustrates a famous quip by Friedrich Dürrenmatt in which he defended his usage of Swiss words, after German critics had accused him of using dialect. Basically the Germans think Swiss is a German dialect and the Swiss think it is a separate language. I don´t want to comment on this. Romulus says Morgenessen instead of Frühstück (breakfast), and yells at his servant when he tries to correct him. I guess the play Romulus der Große is much more popular in Switzerland….

By the way I wish the Germans would spend so much diligence and love on their schoolbooks. They really do an amazing job at Klett and Balmer.

romulus_bw_derekroczen

Books and Curses

comic, illustration, sketch

Bibliothek_09_final

This is an illustration I did for Klett und Balmer, a Swiss school book publisher. Swiss school books are so much cooler than German ones. the motif is an illustration of a curse engraved in a library in a monastery in Barcelona, cursing people who steal books. The curse is quite drastic, as you can guess from the illustration. They chose it to illustrate who valuable books once used to be.

I would like to thank graphic design agency KnowIdea based in Freiburg and Sonja Schäfer for a brilliant cooperation. Unfortunately their homepage is in transition, but anyway:

http://www.know-idea.de/