Illustrated books


Here´s a list of all my illustrated English books - published and in process. By clicking on the respective cover, you get more information about the individual work of art.


Published:


The pencils in your drawer

"The Pencils in my Drawer" is a book about grief and life afterwards. The now grown up Leo is an artist and tells about the worst time of his life throught his paintings: when his mother got ill and died. The book is illustrated by Maria Bodewald.

With this 40 pages book, I like to support children in coping with grief and also show adults that the good and the bad times pass. Therefore, the story includes joy and sadness and shows that someones path doesn't have to be straight as well as other subtleties that are a big part of life.

Please click on the cover to get more information about the book.

Being happy with Nevis

The first illustrated book by me and my partner Anna-Theresa Fackler is called "Being happy with Nevis".

The book was published on 6th June.2019 and tells the rhymed story of a butterfly, that has failed to free himself from his cocoon.

He is dead-unhappy about his situation, as his brothers are already flying over the meadows. This way , Nevis learns, that he has to make the best of every moment to finally be happy. After some time, the loner of the class, that never particiated in any school activities, transforms into a happy caterpillar, enjoying life on the ground.

With sufficient patience, the waiting time until his hatching is far less serious. So, in no time, the day of losing his cocoon comes, and he finally becomes a beautiful butterfly.

In process



Orla Octopus

My partner Anna-Theresa Fackler and I are always creating new illustrated books. As a follow-up for Nevis, we decided to transfer the experiences of our next hero into the ocean.

The result is Orla Octopus. She went missing as a baby from the other octopi eggs and grows up alone. Since she lacks the understanding of what she is, she tries to be accepted by countless other marine life. Because of her ability to transform, this seems to work, but it never seems to fit for Orla.

After some time, Orla discovers more of her skills and finds a place, where she can be, as she is.

On the right you can see a first draft for the cover. The book is currently being painted with watercolors.

Painting black

Me and Larry Stevenson work together on an illustrated book, that is telling the story of a lead pencil, that would like to do a book with the crayons. The problem is: The crayons don't like the colorless pencil.

As the lead pencil has an awesome talent for sketches, he tries to trick the crayons into working with him. Still, the only one helping him is black, as he is also seen as colorless by the others. In the world of pencils, of course, there is also an eraser, that constantly wants to etch lines and areas and a ruler, that only likes straight lines as well as a triangle, constantly talking about angles.

The illustrations are done and I'm writing the book at the moment!

Circle and square

Together with Christel Hasse, I am working on an unusal lovestory: What happens, when circle and square fall in love?

This will be an unique book with two beginnings. The story will be told with Christels handicraft work, while using sugar paper.

Circle and Square live in a fantasy world, made of the basic forms and the basic colors. But, I´d like to keep the rest a secret for now.

As soon as the first pages are finished, I will upload them for you to check them out.

Sarya

I found an illustrator to paint Sarya - the story of a girl and her lionesses. Her name is Charlotte Zimmer - stay tuned!

In a secret place in Africa, before mankind knew what time was, a girl was born. As soon as she was wrapped in linen, two young lionesses set foot in her village. They joined the child, whose mother never knew the fear of lions, and stayed day and night protective by the side of the girl, that the village called Sarya.

This book tells the legend of Sarya, a special girl with an extraordinary connection to the animal kingdom. To save her mother from a rare snake fever, she has to walk to the mountains on the horizon and pick a crimson flower for the shaman. During her journey, she gets support by almost all animals in miraculous and unimaginable ways.

As soon as Charlotte has finished a few drawings, I'll upload them for you to check out!

How do dinosaurs sleep?

Nicola Zips wrote me and asked, if I wanted to do "How dinosaur sleep" with her - of course I did! The book will be a bedtime story about a triceratops that keeps the jungle awake at night.

The parents and the other three horns all sleep standing up, but, the lottle one's feet hurt from always standing. So, his mom takes him on a nightly discovery tour to the other sleeping dinosaurs. They watch how other dinosaurs sleep - you would't guess how they rest!

The illustrations are in progress. I will upload the first drafts as soon as they are ready.

Searching for the right artist:


Dog Detectives - reserved

I'm searching for the right artist to illustrate "The Dog Detectives".

The book tells the story of two friends, Tim and Karen. Tim's poodle Bello espaces from the property, when the postman leaves the yard gate open. The two children decide to search for the dog at short notice. They get their detective accessories and start their investigation. A fun story develops that conveys attention to details in a simple way. And, a very special detail I'll keep for myself, till I find the artist.

The story is already written and has 32 pages. If you would like to illustrate the book - write me a message via social media or email! You will find the buttons in the menu on the left-hand side.

The circus tiger

I am currently looking for an illustrator to tell the story of a circus tiger.

The tiger dreams of freedom, but is also pleased that he doesn't have to hunt his food all the time, that he can do tricks and make people smile. However, when the circus goes bankrupt, an unusual journey begins.
The book is intended to bring readers closer to responsible handling of animals and to encourage them to think about their own freedom.

The Tiger is only an idea in my head, that I haven't had the time to write down. If you would like to do this - get in contact and let´s talk! The buttons are located beneath the menu - any social media or E-Mail is fine.

White gets color

I am currently looking for an illustrator who can work with airbrush or graffiti.

In "white gets colors", I describe a world in which everything is monochrome and onyl changed by spray cans. But: This is only an idea right now!
The book is inspired by a video game: The unfinished swan. The story is intended to show readers that the law is not always right and that what the law considers wrong is not always wrong. It is said to stimulate critical thinking, so to speak, packaged in the metaphor of a black and white world that is strongly opposed to new colors.
If you read this and like to work together - write me an email and let's talk! You will find the button for this in the bottom left of the menu, next to my social media channels.

Black and White

There is a reason, why the tab with the illustrated books is not called children's books - I've got ideas for adults, too! This is rather a Comic than a childrens book, with heavy language and heavier, but funny topics.

Black and White tells the sarcastic story of two bears who have had a hard time in life. Due to their background story, the two hate everything except alcohol, drugs and violence. A critical story unfolds, pointing out a few problems in our society and also causes laughing cramps.

I have already written 13 episodes, containing seven to ten illustrations each. You are reading this and want to work together? Write me a message! Either via social media or an email - check the buttons on the left-hand side and let's talk!

Stuffed war

I am currently looking for an artist, who is interested in illustrating the "Stuffed war". As with almost all of my books, the selection of painting utensils is open - you choose what you want to use! The story is not written yet, I only got the following idea in my mind:

An army of stuffed toys fight the shadows that circle "their" girl every day and cause nightmares. The teddy bears fight demons, bad memories and everything else that scares little girls. With the story I like to convey that you should do things because you want to do them without expecting anything in return and that you can do a lot more in the group than alone.

If anyone reads this and thinks, that he / she can or would like to do this - send me a message and let´s figure a way to work together! The buttons are located on the left hand side - either social media or E-Mail is fine.

The Swans

The book tells of a couple of swans who (as swans are) stay together for a lifetime, travel the world and do whatever it takes to live a beautiful swan life.
My goal is to show my readers how nice it can be to take responsibility for each other, to get to know each other properly and to go through thick and thin together. In my opinion, this gets more and more forgotten.


The glassblower

I am currently looking for an illustrator who likes to paint very colorful pictures and bring glass figures to life.

The book tells the story of a lonely glassblower whose figures come alive at night and try to cheer their creator up. They try to couple him with a princess, who only fell in love with his figures - this will be a fairy tale, oldschool style.

This is only an idea right now and needs to be written down. If you like to work together with me, write me an email! You will find the button to the right of the social media buttons, on the left-hand side in the menu.
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