Die 13 1/2 Leben des Käpt'n Blaubär

Welcome back to my blog.
It has been dead for a while now, but it is time to change that! : )

I want to start with "Die 13 1/2 Leben des Käpt'n Blaubär". The fantasy novel by Walter Moers was just re-released as a gorgeous new color-edition. I had the great honour to colorize the inward illustrations.

One highlight of the book is the new map of Zamonia, which is used as endpaper. The drawing by Walter Moers is crazy detailled and I had quite some fun to add the colors.

You can get a extract of the book at amazon.de.

Stay tuned!


The Heroes of the Valley

It has been quite some time since my last post, but today I can show you a very special painting: It is a collaboration with Jakob Eirich and Simon Kopp. One of us just started to paint some abstract shapes, then passed it to the next and after 23 steps we got this piece. It was really fun!

And sorry for the long break. I will show you some new stuff soon.


"Im Bann der Hexer"

"Im Bann der Hexer" was finally released.
A couple of days ago I got my specimen copies and I am very happy with the quality of the print.

I hope you like it!



This is my entry for the CG Challenge "Dreamscape". It has been a great challenge for me indeed, since I
did not paint a detailed image in a long time. But it has also been great fun to to work on it and relive some memories of my school years I spent daydreaming and drawing on paper, books and tables.

You can view some steps of my progress on cgsociety.


Im Bann der Hexer

I am happy to announce that my first comic book "Im Bann der Hexer" will be published as a German hardcover edition in April. The story is based on an original Iroquois legend and was written by Alexander Berger. You can find some pages on my homepage.

As a preview the comic magazine "Comix" publishes the entire story in four parts over the next four issues,
including a small "making of" in the current issue. I took a few pictures of some of the pages:


The Wormworld Saga - Fanart

At the end of 2010 Daniel Lieske released the first chapter of his Online Graphic Novel "The Wormworld Saga". The artwork and storytelling is just great...don´t miss it! My first painting this year is a fanart for his story and shows the main character, Jonas Berg, and the firelord.


See you in 2011

Last post for this year and only some greetings from Mika.
I hope I can show you some new paintings soon!