|Gundi, Tiger & Co. in front of the Old Town Hall and Roland in their (and my) home town Bremen.|
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!