‘Reading Panels‘ - Comic Reading of "War of the Worlds" in Dresden

 View from our flat at the Projekttheater Dresden, where the reading was

View from my room into the backyard 

An art nouveau balcony in Dresden-Neustadt

Limestone elephants on parade

The poster of our reading on the front of the Dresdner Comicladen (Dresden Comicshop) 

Um... a door. A beautiful door!

Dresden (view onto the castle and its church on the far right)

The Frauenkirche with a soap bubble flying in

Set up begins

Katja and Adrian busily networking for our show


Tim waits

‘Over there!‘ - ‘No, better here...‘ 

That‘ll work

Testing the roll of pictures

The Reading Panels-Logo leads over for the start ...


The cast (from the back to the foreground): György De Val (sounds), Tim Gaedke (various parts), Adrian Vom Baur (various parts), Katja Klengel (various parts / Emma / Helen / Miss Elphinstone), Thilo Krapp (narrator / Robert)

Some impressions from the Reading Panels-comicbook-reading on October 22 at the Projekttheater Dresden from my graphic novel adaption of "War of the Worlds". To all guests, the theatre, and the whole cast of the Reading Panels-staff : A huge thank you! We had a helluva good time! 


‘Reading Panels‘: Live Reading of the ‘War of the Worlds‘ Graphic Novel

Lovely October is here with its busy event schedules! For instance our ‘Reading Panels' live reading of my ‘War of the Worlds‘ graphic novel at Projekttheater Dresden on the 22nd at 8 pm 
(tickets: www.reservix.de)!

This will be huge fun when four comic book artists, amongst them me, will do a reading of my comic live on stage, with sound effects and all! Whoever wanted to hear and see a scenic presentation of the story and science fiction in comic books in general can‘t miss :-).

So come all! Here‘s to the facts:

Sunday Oct. 22nd, 8 pm

Projekttheater Dresden, Louisenstraße 47

01099 Dresden

With fellow comic artists Katja Klengel, Adrian Vom Baur, Tim Gaedke and me :-).

See you there!


‘War of the Worlds‘ at the German Comic Con Berlin on September 30 and October 1 / Book Signing Schedule!

On September 30 and October 1st, the German Comic Con in Berlin will be held at the Messe Berlin at the Berlin fair, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin (halls 1.2 and 3.2.). For this year‘s fair, I was asked to do the ‘official artwork’ for the con. Since my ‘War of the Worlds‘ graphic novel came out this year by Egmont, it was my first choice to do something related to that.
I was happy to use the opportunity to illustrate a scene that could have happened throughout the novel, in fact, H.G. Wells himself gives it a thought in his book: The martians going on a rampage in victorian (or, in this case, wilheminian) Berlin. The author lets his main character (in my graphic novel adaption: Robert) think about what might happen to other capitals in the world at a point of the story where ‘all seems lost‘.
A thrilling idea for the illustrator :). So I prepped this martian war machine up for a marauding tour through one of Berlins most exclusive ‘shopping districts‘ of the late 19th century: Leipziger Straße. Here big and beautiful department stores had been built, the most famous one the Wertheim store (the ‘Mall of Berlin‘ is standing on its spot today). The building‘s design set new standards for warehouse architecture, with its long vertical columns and festive ornamental style by architect Alfred Messel. On the final illustration seen above, the martian war machine seems to have just destroyed the main part of the building.
In the background on the left, there was also place for a still-standing Brandenburg Gate.
I will sign the ‘War of the Worlds‘ graphic novel on the con at the Egmont booth (hall 3.2, A7). Here‘s the schedule:

Saturday, September 30:

12 am - 2 pm

from quarter to 3 pm to half past 3 pm there‘s a panel with me about my work and supposedly some live drawing

4 pm - 5 pm

Sunday, October 1:

12 am - 2 pm

3 pm - half past 4 pm

See you there! :)


Watch out for ’The War of the Worlds’ Presentation on June 29th!

I will present my ’War of the Worlds’ graphic novel on June 29, 2017 at the 

Kulturzentrum Pelmke
Pelmkestraße 14
 in 58098 Hagen (Northrhine-Westfalia)

at 8 pm. The entrance is free!

I will show you how I came to this wonderful classic, how I researched for years and how I worked on it. Afterwards you can ask me anything and I will sign the book for you!


’The War of the Worlds’ at Comicfestival Munich

’The War of the Worlds’ graphic novel (and me ;-) will be in Munich next week for the Comicfestival. For those who want a drawing, here's my signing schedule at the Egmont booth at Alte Kongresshalle (subway: U4 and U5 Schwanthaler Höhe):

Friday May 26 from 10-12 am and 4-6 pm

Saturday May 27 from 10-12 am, 1-2 pm and 5-6 pm

Sunday May 28 from 1-3 pm

Glad to see you there :-) Cheers!


Book Signing at Comicinvasion Berlin

Hello there! I will be signing on the Comicinvasion Berlin next Saturday! The Comicinvasion is taking place on the Urban Spree (RAW) lot near Warschauer Straße at Berlin-Friedrichshain. I would be glad to see you there! Bring your ’War of the Worlds’ copy or whatever you like to the Modern Graphics booth, where I will wait and draw stuff like martians, tripods and beautiful dames in period costumes for you.

Radio Interview Live Recording

Earlier this year I was a guest on the radio show ’Souterrain’ hosted by Guido Fahrendholz on Radio Alex berlin. We had a 45-minute talk about my graphic novel adaption of ’The War of the Worlds’ by H.G. Wells (Egmont Graphic Novel), life, growing up in North Rhine-Westphalia and the importance of studying original english window locks. We had a lot of fun! If you’re interested how I sound on a live radio show, and want to listen to german folks at all, you can do that by clicking the link below. Unfortunately it’s without the nice music we had for intermissions, but that’s because of GEMA and copy rights, of course. But I think it’s still enjoyable! Have fun!