Category Archives: people

favourite person on tv: bob mortimer.

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just so you know, i love bob mortimer.

his stories on “would i lie to you” are the best things that happened to tv. ever.

(on the show “would i lie to you” there are two teams telling each other outrageous stories. the other team has to guess whether each story is true or a lie.)

there’s a new video with all of the “mortimerian tales”:

my favourites are these:
00:07 – I once set fire to my house with a box of fireworks.
06:50 – The police once ordered me to leave town because I was frightening the locals.
26:27 – As a teenager, I used to terrorise my neighbourhood with a game I invented called “Theft and Shrubbery”.
45:35 – I can break an apple in half with my bare hands.

drawing in the dark.

sometimes i try drawing in the dark. for example in theatre plays. if you’ve seen my blog entry from a couple of weeks ago these two drawings might look familiar (from a stanislaw lem-reading at staatstheater darmstadt):

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most of the time drawings in a theatre look horrible, because it simply is too dark and you don’t see any lines. but it’s fun. plus these costumes were too good not to try (worn by the choir in “marat/sade” by peter weiß at deutsches theater berlin, directed by stefan pucher):p1080965

the same goes for these two styles from august strindberg’s “totentanz” (directed by daniel foerster, schauspiel frankfurt):

i also draw imprecisely at concerts sometimes. i didn’t see any lines while drawing the band friends of gas, the coloring was done later. friends of gas were the opening act for the robocop kraus at festsaal kreuzberg (i didn’t draw robocop though, too busy dancing):

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just after christmas.

i can’t believe it’s already thursday! december 26th being a monday, but feeling like a sunday got me all confused. so here comes my wednesday’s blog on a thursday.

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on sunday we visited my new nephew in cologne. welcome to the world, little vi.! very well done, lovely ka. & ch.!

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my sister a. and little k. gave me this sketchbook for christmas which seems to work perfectly with my pentel brushpen…

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here’s our very first christmas tree ever. it’s small and ugly and we love it very much.

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pentel & sketchbook also kind of worked in a moving car. (no straight lines possible? no straight lines needed…) this is c.’s sister v. driving us from darmstadt to cologne.

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the day after c. & i travelled to rostock for a day and the battery on my computer was flat for the last hour of the journey, so i had to stop working. i was able to watch c. reading lessing instead (in the background: mecklenburg vorpommén). no pentel and a different sketchbook, biro (a cheap one) & watercolours.

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on our way back to darmstadt we saw a very cute girl with her parents (her dad is not in the picture, the old man just happened to sit next to them). they had lots of luggage and they all looked content but very tired. they must have been on the way home from some very long journey. the girl fell asleep as soon as the train started moving. arriving at their home station, her parents had to carry her on top of all the luggage.