Some ink sketches of Ada, one of the main characters of devabo.de.
This is a remake from a previous sketch. It’s a present for my sister
You probably know that I am publishing a webcomic called DevAbo.de – or I at least I thought it’s a webcomic, since from now on I am not really sure, for the first three updates got printed!
The magazine is part of a german Network-Movement called Republic of Culture with the local ambassador being FAZIT-DESIGN. At it’s heart it is a project defending a high quality approach to production against the disgusting low-price movement that came with the neoliberal disease our global economy is suffering from.
I am proud to be featured on page 70 and 71:
Have you ever asked yourself if the girl by your side really loves you? Yes? A lot of Germans did so, too – that’s why it’s part of the German legal system. Yes, we are so thorough that we even made laws to test love!
The parts concerning the test are all interwoven into the laws of marriage in Germany. As you might expect this is – like anything concerning German law – ridiculously, mind-numbingly complicated (though not as complicated as the German tax system, which is a role model for the seven circles of hell). In a nutshell it’s like this:
If you are a man and you couldn’t avoid the blunder to get married in Germany, the law effectively turns you into a slave of your wife. Because, if you would ever dare to get divorced, you would have to pay for her until the end of time (we call this financial romanticism).
Now, put yourself in the female perspective and imagine your partner proposes to become your property. Given that you are aware of the implications and actually do own a conscience – and given also that there is a true bond of love between the two of you: what would be your answer?
Well, of course, your answer would be a clear and happy “No!”.
And that’s why every denied proposal of marriage is indeed a very happy event in Germany.
[This might be satirical]
I started toying around with screencapturing via Quitcktime – here is a double speed screencast of me drawing a comic girl:
The result looks like this:
As some of you might already know I am participating in the “The Future of Storytelling”-MOOC.
This is the video corresponding to the task of part 4:
First printed part of “Westend Galaxy” is out now – a comic strip I am co-creating with Michael Musal. It has been published in the local newspaper “Mensch!Westend” (digital Version: http://www.mensch-westend.de/) .
Thanks to Erdal Aslan for the opportunity to see my work printed!
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