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Hi everyone!
I haven't been around in a while, and thanks a million to all those who are still visiting. Believe me, I'm doing my best to make these visits worthwhile again, even if I still can't seem to get anything done at more than ultra-slow snail pace in slowmotion. All I can say is I'm still struggling to sort it out and that it gets on my nerves no end that it all takes so long. But then, feeling too slow is practically the default mode of any artist worth their salt.  I've got loads and loads of ideas eager to get out, and as a matter of fact I did quite a lot these last few weeks. Now that I finally finished the Christmas season in my comic blog I'm fairly sure I'll get a considerable amount of new material online soon (or this spring at least).

I think I totally forgot to tell anyone, as I hadn't really been at leisure to write journal entries up to now, that I was interviewed about the Plattdütsch version of my comic for the Weser Kurier (Bremen's local newspaper, which has a run of about 150,000 copies daily or something). This happened as far back as last December, but I still feel kind of proud. It was a very welcome motivational push in these pretty hard times. For those whocan read German, here's the online article they did: www.weser-kurier.de/deutschlan…
It's about webcomics in general, but the author quotes me a couple of times. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to translate it - there's probably some copyright thing in the way.

Anyway, there will be new comics to come, you can count on that. I've been through worse crises than the immense university workload I'm facing at the moment.

In addition, I think I mentioned somewhere I might have one or two surprises for you, so now is the perfect time to reveal to you what I took to calling...

The VSOP Project

(Tah-dah! :) )

These Christmas holidays I dug out all the old photos from long long ago when I was quite active in analogue photography, sometimes even artistically. Since I'm allergic to dust, I had a few glasses of cognac to accompany my rummaging, and the later it got the more photos I found that I still think are actually rather good. ;)
That's why I'm going to post them under the header of VSOP, which here stands for "Very Special Old Photos". ;) They are to me at any rate.
Seeing how many presentable photos I've still got, I opted not to post them all at once, but every time I post a new drawing. This way, I'll not only up my posting rate, but also have some extra excuse to be around more and more regularly, plus it won't eat up any of my scarce drawing time.
All of it will be 100% analogue and possibly handmade, too. Back then, I tried to do everything myself, or at least as much as in any way possible. Digital cameras were just on the brink of evolving from expensive toys with doubtful practical value and little future (or science fiction, depending on who you asked) to something exiting that you might even take seriously one day. However, having been as stubborn then as I am now, I thought it was anyway a lot more fun to dabble with mechanical cameras that were widely considered antediluvian even then.

I'm already curious what you'll say about what's about to be unearthed by and by. Camera :)
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc
  • Reading: no comment (Grmpf!)
  • Watching: nothing: TV sucks anyway!
  • Playing: artist
  • Eating: Knipp
  • Drinking: the small amount of Cognac left over from Xmas

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PaulEberhardt
Paul-Eberhardt Schernich
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Germany
That's me, Paul Eberhardt.
It's a pen-name, has been for years. In fact, these are my given names with the last name removed. Just call me Paul.

And now I think I should write about everything you never wanted to know about me:

I'm a Northern German student of English and Geography. Formerly I've been studying Forestry for some years, until I found out that there are some less demanding ways of screwing up my life.

I'm fluent at German, Plattdütsch and English. I've also got reasonable skills in French and Latin.

As far as my artistic efforts are concerned, I write, draw and play the electric guitar.
My poems, song lyrics and stories are almost exclusively in German. Maybe I'll translate some of them when I find the time. As for drawing it's mainly comics cartoons and related stuff. My most important influences are vintage European (especially Belgian) comics from the 1950s to the 70s, as well as the works of e.g. Wilhelm Busch or Quentin Blake. I like to experiment with different styles every now and then, though.

All my art is completely hand-made. This is partly because I'm constantly at war with computers of any kind. For the same reason I've never really been able to get a grasp on internet slang like "lmfao" or ";-p" etc. Apologies in advance.
But I somehow like it that way, too.

If you're interested in my music, check out Gummi Arabikum's Myspace-blog at www.myspace.com/gummiarabikum

Current Residence: Göttingen, Germany
Favourite genre of music: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Blues, Punkrock
Favourite style of art: classic European comics & cartoons, but not limited to that
Favourite cartoon character: Gaston Lagaffe
Personal Quote: Never post anything you did when drunk before having had a look at it when sober!
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Thanks! :)
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Np! :)
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SoReit Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the fav! :3
I really apreciate it!
Feel free to watch me for more draws! 
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Thanks for the :+fav:! :D
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dark-she-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the amazing fave! c:
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Thank you so much for the :+fav:! :)
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