The Day Disaster Struck.

© Ralf Zeigermann

© Ralf Zeigermann

Due to a server error my whole website was wiped off the face of this planet. While the homepage itself was easy to restore, The Cartoonist is not that easy to get back up and running again. My thanks go to the technicians over at Server Centre – without their help  the SQL database would have never been sorted.

Over the weekend I will slowly restore single posts to the weblog, but I’m afraid quite a few will be lost forever. Mostly because I simply can’t be bothered uploading all the images again and then assign them to each single post. Anyway, most of the stuff is up and running now. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Nebenbei bemerkt.

Meine Bücher Das Ratinger Hof Buch und Die Werkzeuge des Graphikers sind immer noch direkt vom Robert Wiegner Verlag zu beziehen oder in jeder Buchhandlung bestellbar. Und die Antarktisexpedition gibt es auch noch bei Amazon.

Ich schreibe das deshalb, weil irgendwelche Spinner die beim Wiegner Verlag veröffentlichten Bücher zu weitaus überhöhten Preisen bei Amazon anbieten. Dabei war ich immer der Meinung, in Deutschland gäbe es bei lieferbaren Büchern so etwas wie Buchpreisbindung. Seltsam.

Also: Robert Wiegner Verlag.


Das Ratinger-Hof-Buch in der Blechkiste.


A week ago I installed Mac OS 10.9, “Mavericks”. Since then I experienced several kernel panics on a daily basis, Time Machine refusing to work and Spotlight crashing and being caught in an endless loop.

Last night I had enough. I erased my hard drive and did a fresh install of Mavericks. Absolutely no problems anymore, everything is now working as it’s supposed to do.

Don’t install Mavericks over the old system. Start from new. It’s definitely inconvenient getting the old data across and installing all the apps again, but I think I’ve learned my lesson.

The paper torsos of Horst Kiechle

Yes, this may be old news, but perhaps a few of my readers won’t know about this. Horst Kiechle sculpts anatomical models from paper and you can download the templates, print them out and stick them together. Have fun. In fact I may have a go at this too.

Kiechle Paper Torso

Horst Kiechle’s paper torso on Flickr.

Here’s a YouTube Video of ‘how to load the torso’. Enjoy: