November 26, 2013

Thin Ice

Doodle time! Meeting a deadline. (*fist pump*)

The Clairikine Christmas Sale is still going until December 15! My minicomics are all on sale with free stickers with each purchase. Feed me? (Heh.)

[ AFI - A Deep Slow Panic ]

November 19, 2013


I'm all for snow, lights and quiet and cozy nights in with a book or a drawing table, but other than that I mostly just hate what winter does to my brain. That is why I moved to a city where the sun sets at 4PM by mid-November.

November 17, 2013

Weekend Warmup: Well you couldn't get much closer

Pencilled my way through the weekend on a commissioned one-pager due at the end of the month. Warmed up by drawing Noémie, Anaé and a random guy. Noémie is a joy for me because she gives me license to draw a grumpy character, which I always default to out of laziness.

November 12, 2013


[ The Naked and Famous - Waltz ]


Hey, did you know that all my minicomics are currently on sale, and that you can even bundle them with a print or a personalized holiday season greeting card?

Did you know you can also order a personalized greeting card separately until Dec. 1 and that there are only seven of them to go around?

November 8, 2013

A Clairikine Christmas Sale!

UPDATE: I am no longer taking greeting card commissions. The store sale ends December 15!

It's that time of the year again, and in the spirit of Christmas I am selling art and comics at low prices, as well as offering a limited amount of personalized greeting cards (scroll down for details)!

Clairikine Store Sale!

I have a brand-new minicomic called A Clairikine Primer which features select comics from the past two years, including "The Internet Says The Darndest Things". It is on sale for 2€ + shipping, as are the rest of the minicomics in the store.

I've also added four different packs of comics allowing the completist in each of you to get your hands on ALL MY COMICS and save hugely while doing so! They range from "Teeny Tiny Minicomics" to "All The Things, which contains all five minis PLUS a surprise comic PLUS the Hunter S. Thompson print for 10€!

All orders come with a free sticker!
Cutoff date is Dec. 15 for everywhere and Germany, bearing in mind that international orders will arrive after New Year's.

ALSO, 5€ extra with the "All The Things Pack" gets you a personalized greeting card! (UPDATE: this option is no longer available!) For more info on these and how to get one separately -- LOOK DOWN. (This neither!)

Limited Edition Personalized Season's Greetings Cards!

I am selling SEVEN* personalized greeting cards drawn in black, white and red on DIN A5-sized 250g art board, featuring a character of your choice wearing a Santa hat. Like myself and Peter Capaldi up there.

Cards are 8€ each + 0,75€ shipping, payable to the Donate button on the right. 

*Does not include cards made for orders in the store.

IMPORTANT: order cutoff dates for cards are Dec. 1 for everywhere, including Germany.
ALSO IMPORTANT: pickups are possible in Berlin until Dec. 20, as well as in Stockholm on Dec. 23 (negotiable, but not between julafton and annandag jul!).

As Malcolm Tucker might have it:

November 5, 2013


It's been a year of many goodbyes (or should I say - "hello again in a considerably long time"s).

November 1, 2013

Friday Festivities: Bridal Mix + Doodles

I was invited to Eni and Anselm's smashing good wedding in Berlin-Tegel at the beginning of September. As is my wont, I made them a small mix and illustrated the cover. They are both musicians and in fact sang during their own wedding ceremony, which is just a general proof of awesomeness (and something I'd like to one-up someday, being me).

Some doodles from the last couple weeks, including a couple people who happened to walk by my table at Zinefest.

Also, tiny update at the Noémie blog for the Franco-Germanically inclined! You can also like the project on Facebook and follow it on Twitter [FR/DE].

See you Tuesday!

October 29, 2013

FML Comic + Zinefest report!

In case you missed the announcements on various networks, my comic for went live this weekend!

As a born (sort of) and raised Frenchperson, I've laughed hysterically at many of the stories on the original French site for years and co-opted the acronym VDM for my own personal use. It was therefore a special honor to participate in making a funny for these fine people. After being asked to illustrate a story of my choosing, I perused the site for hours before picking this one, took a few hours during a weekend excursion to thumbnail it and proceeded to pencil and ink it in a total of a week (spread out over other endeavours). 

The site also features an interview in which I confess my longstanding fixation on the Portland comics scene, my preference for cats and my favorite Berlin monument to cycle around.

Trivia time: though the cigarette situation actually happened to an FML contributor, the hug with the hobo was directly inspired by one of Max Dubinsky's blog posts (collected in An Anthology of Madness). Also, the girlfriend in the comic bears a close resemblance to my friend Anne-So of Clairikine Hits Paris fame (but her husband doesn't smoke).


I'm pleased to report that Zinefest Berlin was a smashin' good time. I tabled next to wonderful people (see Heimat Zine and Pink Mince for more), made connections and got (among many fascinating objects) the artbook for Tinet Elmgren's comic Driftwood, which makes the WIP junkie in me just squee forever.

I've been busy with freelance comic and not-comic work of late, but I have a couple new (gut-spilling) comics in the pipeline that I drew and inked over the weekend between visitors and that you will get to see once I force them past my conscience. I'm also working on feeding my neglected twins MOS and Noémie. A cartoonist's work is never done, amirite?

October 18, 2013

Random Friday Sketchdump: The Return!

I know I've been  inactive on here as of late, but I assure you - I have been anything but idle these past few weeks! As life often has it, in contrast to the relatively dead summer of 2013  I've been working on several projects that came up since returning from vacation in August and it's currently very exciting times with a forecast of prolonged excitement. More to come on this here blog as details unfold!

With that said, it's at long last time for another sketchdump. Have some drawings of foxes, hands, backs of heads, birds and random individuals.

I've also begun reading The Less Then Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal and gotten completely hooked.

September 24, 2013

[UPDATED] ANNOUNCING: Comics workshop + Zinefest Berlin!

* "So how do you do the bise, exactly?"
"Uhhhh, I have no idea... Couldn't we just shake hands instead?"

UPDATE [18/10/2013]: Due to illness (the organisers', not mine!), the book fair  and the comics workshop have both been postponed to a date which is TBA.

People of Berlin! This fall is going to be happenin', and it's going to be happenin' big.

First of all, the Info-Café Berlin-Paris is holding a comics and book fair on Saturday, October 19* at Molkenmarkt 1 (behind the Rotes Rathaus on the other side of that massive street, the yellow building with the flags).  I will be tabling there from 11 AM to 12:30PM roughly, with Cardialement #1 and #2, Master of Survival #1 and stickers, and I will be offering small postcard sketches!

During the book fair, from 1PM to 3PM, I will also be hosting my third Franco-German comics workshop. This time the topic is "Franco-German friendship from panel to panel." Participants will be paired up in bilingual teams and walked through the process of creating a comic that fits the topic, start to finish.

Signups for this free workshop are currently open - you can sign up by e-mailing Please note that the workshop will only be in French and German! This kind of workshop can be a great activity for tandem partners.

Secondly, I am insanely excited to be tabling the following weekend at Zinefest Berlin in Kreuzberg on the 26th and 27th of October!

I can only highly recommend this event as I walked in last year with 30€ of cash and walked out with 30€ worth of excellent zines and comics. In addition to the previously mentioned minicomics, stickers and commissions, I will also have a couple surprises. Come on over, say hello, and grab some cake! For there will be cake.

See you there! Clairikine out.