Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

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Last week I did two illustrations for the sunday issue of the FAZ. The images complement an extraordinary text from the 17th century which tells the story of a young man who becomes a soldier in order to avoid a forced marriage. Written by Grimmelshausen (he‘s well known for his novel Simplicius Simplicissimus) and printed in origin, sometimes very strange sounding, words: „dann ich war wegen deß empfangenen Schuß nit allein selbst nichts nutz zum Mausen/ sonder muste andern die damit vmgiengen/ außwarten vnd mich indessen schier auff den Tod verbluten."



  1. I like it a lot, fine graphic quality!

  2. Yes very fine graphic. But what a wonderful text also! Very dadaistic qualities. Funny to make such a serious illustration in concern.