Friday, October 10, 2014

The jolly pyromaniac

An oldie from the days I was doing my Thank god it's Ugly anthology. The face was drawn by my pal Matthias Giesen. I did the rest after it had been sitting in a drawer for over a decade.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

They hang pigs, don't they? pt 2

... In fact, it's a beautiful day for a hanging!

Continuing colouring my graphic novel on Hieronimus Bosch. I'm in chapter two now. Crowds are an important element and pretty difficult. I don't want them to end up as one brownish slush, but not too brightly coloured either. The bright blue sky I'm also still a bit doubtful about, despite my sardonic opening line. It does not quite fit the colour range I had chosen.

It would be tempting to pick colours from Bosch's paintings directly, but that is a bit weak IMO. And they are quite diverse anyway. The Garden of Earthly Delights is quite fresh-looking -in contrast to the semi-grisaille of The Wayfarer, for instance.

The exectutioner is a detail not to be missed. No black hood or studbelts - that is something out of modern day cartoons. In old images, you won't find any in that stereotypical garb. They were obliged to wear special clothing connected to their dishonourable profession, but this would be local. I could not find out what was the costum in s-Hertogenbosch around 1500, so I picked something yellow-ish. Yellow being the least favoured colour and connected to Judas and the Jews, of course.

Monday, October 06, 2014

new linocut

I recently visited my friend Marc Brunier-Mestas who gave me some good lino, so I'm cutting now everyday... sometimes it's like you're not inspired but at the end it's only a matter of missing good material!

Monday, September 29, 2014


My contribution to the book “Chasing Posada” a tribute to José Guadalupe Posada and his relationship to the city*.

*This was drawn before Islamic State’s started their cowardly and bloody ad campaign.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014


2014 - As a Parallel Program of MANIFESTA 10 - European Biennial of Contemporary Art
St. Petersburg’s Street Art Museum is holding its first exhibition - CASUS PACIS / MOTIVE FOR PEACE.
Especially for the exhibition ZIGENDEMONIC has painted a small room, where you can get if you walk down the stairs.
On the walls are depicted in recognizable decorative manner, terrible events that gripped the country this year - people are dying, spilled blood, broken body everywhere, flames and ashes.  /