Back from Turtle Island

I haven't been able to update my blog lately because I spent the last days on a little island (with a rather "difficult", so to speak, internet connection), dipping my toes into the sea like the girl on my drawing. Still there was no escape from being reminded of Christmas because many Thai employees were forced ( I wouldn't wear it voluntarily, and I assume they wouldn't either, on the other hand they have a strange humor sometimes, so who knows...) to wear Santa Claus caps while working in front of the background of a turquoise sea filled with rainbow colored fish and invisible sharks and bordered by palm trees and other exotic things. Oh Tannenbaum!

this drawing can be purchased as a print: click here


Should political work be paid?

This drawing I made for the anschlaege magazine issue January, where it will be the illustration for two contradicting articles about whether political work should be paid or not. I don't know yet the articles, but I believe the two authors will be discussing the theme with a focus on honorary offices/volunteering, because 2011 will be the European year of volunteering.
Since I was free to express another dimension of the question, I made my illustration regarding corruption, which I find rather interesting for that matter.
Aside from the work of volunteers, who are assumed to separate their political work and their gainful employment, we have the problem that on the one hand, (too) little payment can cause corruption, but on the other hand (and mostly on a higher level), there is the problem that too much payment (and power, naturally) attracts the wrong people, and, as we can see, the "political interests" of certain politicians become congruent with their very personal interests.


grüne utopien / green utopias

A drawing I made for the newspaper Falter next week for an article about the partially utopian traffic concepts of the green party of Vienna – which is part of the Viennese government for the first time now, so the utopias might come true.


home is where your heart is - it is a postcard now!

i got my wonderfully glossy home is where your heart is - postcards from the printer this week.
you can also find them in my shop, as usual.
i have also made a lot of funny badges of which some are already available in my shop, because now there won't be something new for a long time – i'm flying to asia this weekend and will stay there some time!