Saturday, January 28, 2017

New sketchbook

The cover of sketchbook #61, with the doppelganger effect.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


an exhibition of sound objects and drawings, by Matthias König & Ibrahim R. Ineke,
inspired by Arthur Machen's novella The White People (1904)

Opens Saturday 21st of January 14:00-18:00
Bries Space
Stenenbrug 15
Borgerhout, Antwerpen
open sat & sun until February 12th

"The Scarlet Ceremonies are the best, but there is only one place where they can be performed properly, though there is a very nice imitation which i have done in other places."
-Machen, The White People

Friday, January 13, 2017

The 9th Island book cover

The mock-up of the cover, because you need one in order to propose your book to publishers. The lettering and colouring need more tinkering, but this will have to do for now. It carries the cheerful, optimistic mood of the story as i want it to. A bit surprised about a story so upbeat to come out of my hands, actually. Maybe there was a need for it, in these troubled times.

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Monday, January 02, 2017


Chilling in the pyramid of ancient knowledge at the Cape of Fools. I liked the idea of having several chatty scenes like this one, where nothing happens, in between events. It gives a story more 'air'. 

In general, i have developed a strong dislike for the strict functionality of storylines where every detail is used, as if it were a crossword puzzle (or a tax return form, yuck!) that needs to be filled in completely. Mind you, in the 192 pages of this comic -which nears completion- plenty of stuff happens and many details fall into place. Just not all of them.

Also, it is nice to find room to throw in a scene with a different weather type - it takes place on a tropical island, so as a rule, it's sunny. This idea is similar to having at least one panel per page where feet are shown, to prevent the 'talking heads effect'. That's one of Alex Robinson's rules of drawing comics!

J'aime la vie !

(i love life)