Unfreiwillig komischer Beginn einer Serie von Porträts, die mehr oder weniger berühmte Künstler und Künstlerinnen von mir irgendwann mal angefertigt haben. Durch meinen Hintergrund im Comicbereich hat sich da im Keller so einiges an wunderlichen Dingen angefunden, die diesem Blog fortan nicht länger vorenthalten werden sollten.
ENGLISH: For some reason I have quite a few portraits of myself which were drawn by famous or not so famous artists. I also found a lot of original comic art by Peter Bagge, Dan Clowes, Gilbert Shelton, The Hernandez Brothers and some other folks under my bed.
I might as well scan all that stuff and share it before the house is on fire and everything gets lost.
Let’s start with this one. I was very flattered to be included in the book “PEOP(le)S”#3 by New York artist Fly. She did this quick portrait when I went to see her in Manhattan in 2004. John Zorn lived in the squat across and said hallo while we were chatting about Revolution Yoga, Milchschaum makers from Ikea, George W. Bush and other important things.
The portrait is part of an addition to the big book of PEOP(le)S published by Softskull.
Fly talks to the people while she is sketching them. There are no audio-recordings. No tricks! It’s all done on the spot until the page is full (which creates an interesting situation if you talk as much as I do when someone asks you for it….)