June 21, 2010 Guest Artist - Max Jähling
Since I've been at a stag party last weekend, camping and sleeping drunken in the woods, I'm very happy that Max Jähling made comic for mondy in my place. ^_^
Maybe you don't know Max, but be sure to know the Monsterhunter Conny van Ehlsing, wich is his newest Comic that you can read over at WebcomicsNation.
For the rest I'm so free to just cite his profile:
'Max Vähling (aka Jähling) is a German comics artist and self-publisher. Max has been dubbed "uncrowned king of underground comics" by Comicwerk's Daniel Gramsch, but, being uncrowned, nobody noticed. His first published work was an unreadable thing in a primary school class. That was in about 1978, so you could say he's a veteran with a thirty year publishing history. He has been self-publishing his comics since 2000, including titles like "terrain vague", "Reception Man" and "Conny Van Ehlsing, Monster Hunter" (probably the first printed comic ever to ship with an audio commentary). Of course, that was in German, so if you don't know any of these, he won't hold it against you.'
I've been making demolitionsquad comics for 10 years now and if you've been reading my comics you already know I'm more of
a joke and gag kind of guy than one to be telling witty political tales. There's many reasons for that but mainly I do it
because I think that more often than not the worst joke might give you more than giving you one with the "moral club" if
it is told from the perspective of two totally opposing parties.
And that basically won't change, but...
- Sry, german only -
If you always wanted to buy one of my comics but never did, the time would be now. (Here as well: Sry, german only. This is just a translation of my german blogpost, for wich some of you asked, I'm afraid.)
I donate all the money that comes in via my comics being sold this month to a refugee hostel. Simply put, this money goes to
buying art supplys. So I'm buying pens, crayons, paper etc with this money and go to a refugee hostel to draw with the kids.
Maybe this doesn't help a person in need directly but it can help bring some normality for the kids that escaped their