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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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22.08.2015 Vietnam

In the Travel Sketches section you can find some sketches from my trip to Vietnam in May:












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20.08.2015 Live drawing in Vietnam

In the section for Live drawing you can find some pictures from an event at Cà phê thứ Bảy in Ho Chi Minh City, where I was having a ball drawing pictures of Johnny Cash to the music of the band TOFU:




11.08.2015 Milano Calibro 9

New from Arrow Films UK: Milano Calibro 9 from Fernando Di Leo with fantastic actors like Mario Adorf and Gastone Moschin. And I did the cover artwork.








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15.07.2015 Two new Cash pictures

There are two new Cash pictures in the gallery section:










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"The Boxer" is now out in Spain:



and in the Czech Republic:









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25.03.2015 News from the Nick Cave Comic Blog


News from the Cave Comic Blog: A sketch from Rowland S. Howard, an illustration with Nick as the stranger from "When I first came to town" and a scene from a "Birthday Party" concert. Plus: You can subscribe to the blog now as well.




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05.03.2015 Nick Cave Comic


Since some time I am working on a new and quite big project, a comic book about one of the greatest musicians and artists of our times, Nick Cave. To keep you all informed about the ongoing of the book, me and my dear friend Johnny Häusler made a website where I will post sketches, illustrations and news from and around the book.

Have a look:



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03.02.2015 Il Pugile


 Just came back from Italy where I presented the Italian edition of "The Boxer". "Il Pugile" is brought to you by my new fabulous editor Bao Publishing. 









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