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15.05.2017 Nick Cave - Mercy on me


Release date for the comic book about the life of singer Nick Cave will be end of August. More infos about the book here:











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05.05.2017 The Boxer


Out now in Greece in a beautiful edition by publishing house Elevaton is my comic book "The Boxer" about the life of Harry Haft.











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24.01.2017 Live Drawing concert in Sri Lanka


Fotos from a Live Drawing concert in Sri Lanka with Soul Sounds, all womens choir from Colombo:










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23.01.2017 Travel sketches from Sri Lanka


Some new travel sketches from a trip to Sri Lanka with the Goethe Institute:












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28.12.2016 Live Drawing Konzerte


In the LIVE DRAWING section you will find some new photos from concerts in the Ukraine, Egypt and in Berlin in the famous SO36 club.











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27.10.2016 Cash in the Czech Republic


 For all my friends in the Czech Republic: My book about Johnny Cash is now available in Czech in a wonderfully made edition by my publishing house ARGO. I will present the book with a live drawing concert on the 14th of December in Prague.

















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24.10.2016 Nick Cave blog


The website about my book about the singer Nick Cave is now in English as well:





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14.10.2016 Music & Comics


Erik Kriek and I will talk about our works, Murder ballads and Johnny Cash an I will present first insights in the work on my Nick Cave comic book.


Galerie Heussenstamm

Braubachstrasse 34 ab 20 Uhr.

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07.10.2016 Hych Orkester Live drawing concert


How they party in the Ukraine! A video from the fantastic concert of Hycz-Orchester and me at the Pulverturm in Lwiw.

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20.09.2016 Gustav Heinemann award 2016


Yesterday I had the honor to receive the Gustav Heinemann peace award for childrens books for my book "An Olympic Dream" in Cologne. This is the third prize for this book and I am happy as a "Honigkuchenpferd" (google that!)

"An Olympic Dream" at Selfmadehero




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16.07.2016 Ich bin ein Berliner


On the 13th of August I will have the honor to do a live drawing concert with the fabulous „Lolita Terrorist Sounds“ and their charismatic singer Mauricio. 


„Ich bin ein Berliner“ party at the SO36 in Berlin Kreuzberg, Oranienstrasse 190. Doors open 11pm.




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22.06.2016 52 Pick Up


New poster design for the movie "52 Pick up" with Roy Scheider. Not the best of his his career, I think, but he is as cool as always.








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13.05.2016 Award for ...


... "An Olympic Dream".

What a wonderful award! Just came back from Bamberg where I had the honor to receive the catholic children books award 2016 for my book "An Olympic dream". See a report about it here:

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20.03.2016 New box fight sketches


New sketches from a box fight at Bruno Gehrke Halle in Berlin/Spandau from last saturday:
















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Yesterday at the book fair in Leipzig: „Der Traum von Olympia“, my book about the life of Somalian sprinter Samia Yusuf Omar just won the prestigious „Luchs“ prize for best german Children book. And it is announced, that it also won the catholic children and young readers award, which will be given in May. And it is nominated for the German Children book award. I am extremely proud of this. What a day!







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18.02.2016 Filmposter


You can see some designs for DVD Covers for such films as Stanley Kubricks "The Killing" or "Battles without honor and humanity" under:








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I will be in London for the presentation of my book „An Olympic dream“ together with my lovely colleague Barbara yelling, who will present her book „Irmina“. The event takes place at the Goethe-Institut, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, SW7 2PH on Thursday 3rd March, from 7pm. Hope to see you there.


Can’t make it because you live in the South West? Me and Barbara will be speaking at the Independent Bath Literature Festival the following evening, Friday 4th March, from 8-9pm. Info here.








06.02.2016 Paul Buchanan

"... where the cars go by"

Two new pictures from the fantastic singer of "The Blue Nile", Paul Buchanan, in section of Artwork:





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26.11.2015 Wake up and kill

Directed by Carlo Lizzani (Requiescant), scored by Ennio Morricone, penned by the future screenwriter of Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, and featuring that film’s star, Gian Maria Volonté, in a key supporting role, Wake Up and Kill’s true-crime thrills serve as an enthralling dry run for the poliziotteschi movies that would follow a few years later.

Sleeve design by me!






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24.11.2015 "The Boxer" as a theatre play in Augsburg"

Some pictures from the theatre play, live music performance based on my comic book "The Boxer". Fantastic actor Sebastian Baumgart and the two drummers Walter Bittner and Kilian Bühler take the audience on a trip through Hertzko Hafts odyssey through several concentration camps and his career as a boxer in U.S. My personal Highlight were the wild boxfight scenes between the two drummers and the pictures on the screen.
Directed by Susanne Reng
Visuals by Gerhard Fauser
Fotos by Nik Schölzel


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18.11.2015 Video from Lisbon

Fantastic video from the comics festival in Amadora and my live drawing event with DJane Isabel at the Musicbox in Lisbon to the music of Nick Cave and Johnny Cash:




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13.11.2015 Castro in Turkey

My comic biography about Fidel Castro is now available in Turkey. You can order it here:











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"The Boxer" is now out in Portugal by "Polvo" in a beautiful edition. See here an article with lots of photos:










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The Boxer is now published in Indonesia. Thanks to the Goethe Institute for the translation. I think, that I am the first German comic artist that managed to get his book published in this amazing country! See the website of the publishing house:









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15.10.2015 Travel sketches from Laos

Here you can see some travel sketches that I did while I was in Vientiane, Laos, on invitation from the German embassy and the Institute Francais:









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28.09.2015 Sketches from Boxfights

Sketches from a tournament in Spandau/Berlin in Sptember 2015:












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21.09.2015 Patti Smith

Under the section "Artwork" I put two pictures of the incredible Patti Smith. Saw her concert last month and it was unbelievable. The lady rocks the house.








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18.09.2015 Bokser

Now in Serbia, too:











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02.09.2015 News on the Nick Cave Comic Blog

On my blog about the Nick Cave comic project you can find some new illustrations, two of Warren Ellis, member of the Bad Seeds:





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27.08.2015 Fidel Castro in the U.S.A.!!!

"As America moves toward normalizing relations with Cuba, this gripping, vivid graphic novel reveals the life and times of Fidel Castro, one of the 20th century's most intriguing, charismatic, and divisive figures. The book is narrated by a German journalist named Karl Mertens, who is plunged into the searing heat of pre-revolutionary Cuba in the mid-1950s. He first meets with Castro while the latter is hiding in the mountains, then follows him through the dramatic revolution and his ascent to the presidency that, despite the Bay of Pigs confrontation and decades of international trade blockades, lasts for nearly 50 years. We also witness Castro's involvement in bloody skirmishes, failed missions, and brutal crackdowns, as well as his interactions with and on behalf of the Cuban people, which reveal as much about his fallible human qualities as they do his legend.

Castro is the work of acclaimed German graphic novelist Reinhard Kleist, who visited Cuba in 2008. Bristling with energy and alive with the spirit of Cuba, Castro has much to offer about the complex politics of one of the most enduring and controversial figures in modern history.

Includes a foreword by Castro scholar Volker Skierka, updated to include references to renewed relations beween Cuba and the US."




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