Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Merry XMas everybody!
Thanks to everybody who brought a smile to my face the past year. (I hope I didn´t forget anyone.) Anyway have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your time off.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wil´s Alphabet

Last week the download of the pics from the digicam to my Mac did´t work. Today somehow I managed to get the pics on my hard drive.

Here´s Wil´s "Alphabet" moly:
Wilbur´s Moly_x_6 "Alphabet"

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wil's Moleskine

For some reason, my man didn't know who Adam of Adam and the Ants was/is.
Something else that the Frog's don't get.

(so you can get that damn song stuck in your head too)...

Lucinda playing cache-cache (hide and seek)

Wil's Godzilla hanging out with Fatty...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

David's moleskine

Its taken a while to get round to this moleskine. Its was a strange theme (bleed) and I couldn't quite figure what to do, so here it is. Lapin it will be on your way on Monday!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Will Freeborn's ABC moly

I just completed my 4 letters of Wil´s moly: E(mily), I(guana), O(ktoberfest) and T(intin). I pondered a long time about the kind of pictures I could draw. I couldn´t decide between comic characters, typical German pictures or animals, so I mixed them all up.

I´m a huge comic fan, but I have never read any Emily comic. Can you believe that???? I almost can´t. Still I love this little character.

I enjoy drawing reptiles and insects, so this Iguana is one of them. He is watching closely over the fantastic head wound. (I have to admit that for one second I was wondering if anybody would notice, if I cut out that page and keep it for myself. ;) Hey David, in case you ever have some spare time we could exchange a little drawing. It isn´t nice to have your moly art in my hands and having to pass it on without every having the chance of keeping it.)

The Oktoberfest just ended this weekend and suddenly the US tourists have decreased in numbers significantly. Every year there is a special logo which is printed on the Steins, T-Shirts, bags, etc. This is it:

Tintin is my childhood comic hero. We had each and every issue of the comic. When we came back to Germany I noticed that the characters are called "Tim und Struppi" here. Haven´t got used to it yet.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Moly on the depart again

Penguins are back... and my moleskine is about to go to Wil again.
I look forward to seeing what happens.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

kerstin's and lapin's moleskin arrive!

From 09-21-08

Hey folks,
I just got mail from Lapin. They molys look lovely.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Emma´s Babushkas

My addition to Emma´s Moly_x_6
I´m done with Emma´s Moly and will send it off on Friday to her. (Tomorrow is my daughter´s first day of school and I won´t find the time to go to the post office.)
I have always loved Babushkas but never really saw them in Emma´s figures. I always considered them to be "cute little monsters". But when David mentioned it, I wondered why I hadn´t seen the obvious.
Anyway, I´m not quite satisfied with my addition to this wonderful moly. I´ll try better next round.

My addition to Emma´s Moly_x_6
Wohoo! I just realized this is the first one which has completed its round once.

Friday, September 12, 2008

and the first entrie in my moleskine

and by the way, I began my moleskine !!
it's about "collection" - I want to see yours =:)

kerstin's moly will left for David !

here is my contribution to kerstin's moly - I hope you will enjoy it.
wow - it was hard to sketch something in the mood of edward gorey…

Friday, August 29, 2008

Emma Kid's babushkas Moleskine

Penguins and poker for Moleskine_x_6

I really love the penguins from Will and the Babooshka folk from Emma, so I had to draw them too.
This is on it's way to Kerstin in Munich.

Will Freeborn's ABC moleskine exchange

Hh Head Wound for Moleskine_x_6

Ll Leeches for Moleskine_x_6

Mm Math for Moleskine_x_6

Pp Pliable for Moleskine_x_6

Will's moleskine is on it's way to Kertsin. This was really fun. I love the alphabet idea.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Kerstin's moleskine in barcelona

I get it today…

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Taking to the sea

I've just finished my part for Kerstin's Edward Gorey theme. It was great fun to do and a bit of a challenge to do something different to how i normally draw. 

So, Lapin look out it should be in the post to you this week!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vladimir's moly

vlad and I moly x 6
Here it is, late instead of never. Sorry I didn't get this all up earlier. I had a hard time deciding what to do on this collaboration. Vlad, i really like your design and that ink is so beautiful and dark. what brand is that?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Emma's moleskine

I'm a wee bit late with Emma's moleskine but its ready to go now. Your figures kind of reminded me of penguins plotting. I've also added an element from Kerstin's theme.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I am a molskine monster!

I received David's Moleskine yesterday, and something happened yesterday, but I had an extra charged battery or something, but I did tons of work yesterday (that I liked as well!)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

David´s Moly

David´s Moly_x_6

Yes Yes by Charles Bukowski

when God created love he didn't help most
when God created dogs He didn't help dogs
when God created plants that was average
when God created hate we had a standard utility
when God created me He created me
when God created the monkey He was asleep
when He created the giraffe He was drunk
when He created narcotics He was high
and when He created suicide He was low

when He created you lying in bed
He knew what He was doing
He was drunk and He was high
and He created the mountians and the sea and fire at the same time

He made some mistakes
but when He created you lying in bed
He came all over His Blessed Universe.

David´s Moly_x_6

Monday, May 12, 2008

Offf! Finally finished my piece of Kersten's Moleskine

So you can see how my illustration fits with Kersten's and a better scan of the image. Photos blow out the beauty of the paper.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Natura / Contorta

The theme for the book I chose - Nature (Lat. Natura). At these pictures you see stylization of a tree Contorta (Corylus avellana).

Thursday, May 1, 2008


my moleskine is on it's way to you Kerstin. I want everyone to feel completely free to add anything anywhere to it. I'm most excited about the collaboration part of this exchange. the theme for this book is red

to kerstin may 1st

bleed moleskine x 6

bleed moleskine x 6  jam

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Where is my Moleskine?

Here you can check out the current position of your Moleskine:
  • (1) blackvampire: Kerstin, Germany - sent off (1)
  • (2) benconservato: Emma, France - no moly
  • (3) ghostschool: Wilbur, Scotl. - finished (3)
  • (4) Lapin: Julien Fassel, Spain - working on (5) and (2)
  • (5) david bessent: David, USA - ?
Please comment when you send off or receive a Moleskine. You will always have access to this post through the link at the top right corner.

Monday, April 28, 2008

First exchange coming up this week

We have only 3 more days to send off the Moleskines. A lot of us have already posted some scans here and the work has been fantastic and fun to look at.
As it is our first exchange, it would be nice if everybody could comment here, whether you have sent off your moleskine, if you are going to be late or maybe even have left the group ;), etc. That will help the whole group to keep up to date and to organize changes quickly.
  • blackvampire: Kerstin, Germany - on its way to
  • benconservato: Emma, France - sending soon to
  • ghostschool: Wilbur, Scotl. - sending soon to
  • lemez: Vladimir, Czech Rep. - ?
  • david bessent: David, USA - ?
Please also tell us when you receive a moleskine!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

my entry to moly x

My entry is almost ready for posting. The theme I went for is the alphabet. It means my pages aren't consecutive, I hope this is okay.

I've marked each page lightly (in pencil) with each of the letters of the alphabet. I've done G, K, R and W to start of with. 

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ready to leave Munich

Mail Art
A lot of you have already sent off their Moleskines. I´m also ready with the Moleskines for the 3 groups of the Moleskine exchange".

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Reminder: Only 1 more Week!

Hi everybody, we have exactly one week now to send off the Moleskines with our artwork. Will everybody manage to do that? Are there any questions which have to be answered?
So far all the updates with scans of some moleskines have been great. I can´t wait to see your art in real.
Please post your progress here to keep the group updated.

PS: Everybody please accept the invitation to the blog. Otherwise you won´t be able to post your entries here.

Friday, April 18, 2008

I believe I am ready to go too.

I have been working on and off no this all day, and I believe I am done. Ready to go to the next person.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ready to send out

I´m finally done with this one and it is ready to be sent off. As it is my first time, I already did a few mistakes. First of all, I used way to many pages. I didn´t start at the first page, but later I decided to add the title page and a page for the participants in the front. I´ll hold myself back the next time.
And I didn´t know that we were supposed to blend into each others work. So the page is pretty much filled out. But I´m happy with the way it turned out and the next time I will leave enough space for blending.
And I didn´t mean to be discouraging. I´m only done, as I had started with it before I even started this group. So I can relax now.


If there are any questions regarding the exchange just post it in the comments or maybe also write it as an extra post if it is something which may concern everybody. If it is more private, you can also send us an email.
Emma is going to be the second administrator of the blog. We are doing this together to insure that one of us will be online so we can help you out (when needed). Sometimes I´m not online (Saturday, vacation, holidays, etc.) and then it is nice to know that there is someone taking care of any issues. Thanks Emma!

BTW: This Friday afternoon till Monday night I won´t be online. I hope to come back to lots of new images here. (Just kidding!)

Lets show what we are doing!

I have done more work on my Moleskine than this, but I am happier with showing this image than how it looks at the moment. I hope to have a better image tomorrow for you all.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

My First Moleskine Exchange

Just to get some pics in here and to show you the idea of my Moleskine:
Tribute to Gorey
This will be the first Moleskine exchange I´m participating in. My book will have the theme "Tribute to Edward Gorey". I just love his strange, weird art. I´m not done with it yet, I want to fill up the pages a lot more and have less white space.
So I would love black and white drawings added by the other artists, maybe with the addition of red (my fav. color). But I do not care too much about everybody having to do this theme. Feel free to add what you feel comfortable with and use whatever colors or other stuff you want to.
Tribute to Gorey
I think I may have used a few pages too many. I left the first one empty for all the names of the participants and then I used 4 pages for my drawing. And I forgot to leave some white space on the right side of my drawing to let the next artist blend into this pic. Well, I´m learning! :)