Work in Progress.

This is the background bit for page 11 of the graphic novel Nebular I’m working on: a small spaceship starting from the underground base located on Triton. Took me 3 days to get that damn moon right.

© Ralf Zeigermann & Thomas Rabenstein

© Ralf Zeigermann & Thomas Rabenstein

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Things I’ve highlighted on my kindle. [4]

© Ralf Zeigermann

© Ralf Zeigermann

Needles & Pins – A Punk Novel (Tom Laimer-Read)
– Your Highlight on page 123 | location 1873-1875 | Added on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:39:51
The instructions on the machine were particularly suggestive, almost certainly intended by the makers for a cheap, smutty laugh. They read, “Insert into slot, turn knob and release.” Kevin was too abashed at the time to notice.

My Word is My Bond: The Autobiography (Moore, Sir Roger)
– Your Highlight on page 76 | location 1494-1495 | Added on Thursday, 6 November 2014 18:16:40
I often sat with the composers who, I noted, had a wonderful mixture of mid-European accents. I wondered where Hollywood might have been had Hitler not forced so much talent to flee Europe.

My Word is My Bond: The Autobiography (Moore, Sir Roger)
– Your Highlight on page 231 | location 4959-4962 | Added on Sunday, 9 November 2014 14:20:06
We had a few drinks and sloped back into the back of the car, when I realized I needed to relieve myself. I asked the driver to stop, stepped out and in the dark tripped over a rock, slashed my shin and became covered in blood. The next night I apologized to the driver for making a mess and for falling over, to which he said, in his broad Irish lilt, ‘Oh, sir, but there was a very strong wind blowing.’ Continue reading

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Busy.

I’m working on something. And plugging Nebular.

© Ralf Zeigermann, © Thomas Rabenstein

© Ralf Zeigermann, © Thomas Rabenstein

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Dead Mountain

Roman von Stefan Barth. In blutigen Happen.

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Die achte Reise zur Blechluft.

Gestern flatterte mir das schmale, aber doch recht dicke Bändchen Blechluft #8 ins Haus. Blechluft wird von Günter Sahler herausgegeben, ist eine “Buchreihe zu Musikkontexten und Kulturaspekten” und gar wunderschön gemacht.

Die hübsche, schmale Blechluft.

Die hübsche, schmale Blechluft.

Da sind die handgedruckten Frontispize, die von Hand eingeklebte Illustration und überhaupt kommt das Büchlein schön illustriert und handgemacht daher.

Der Schwerpunkt dieser Ausgabe liegt, etwas grob dahingesagt, bei frühem Punk Rock in Deutschland, Comics und illustrierten Büchern und Grafik.

Teil des Inhaltes von Blechluft #8

Teil des Inhaltes von Blechluft #8

Da trifft es sich natürlich gut, daß ein Interview mit Sabine Schwabroh enthalten ist, jener Fotografin, die 1978 mich und viele andere einmal im Ratinger Hof für einen Artikel von Alfred Hilsberg in der Sounds ablichtete.

Ich selber habe einen kurzen Text über die Anfänge des Punk Rock in Dortmund und Düsseldorf beigesteuert und lasse mich in einem Interview über meinen Comic “Rattinger Hoff” sowie über Computer im Allgemeinen aus. In einer nachfolgenden, von Günter Sahler erzählten Geschichte, geht es dann herrlich durcheinander zu – Franz Bielratt findet sich im “Home of the Rats” wieder und George im Rattinger Hoff. Was wiederum mit Verena Braun und ihrem Comic “Adamstown” zu tun hat, aber es würde jetzt zu weit führen, das zu erklären.

Zeigermann hinten auf'm Mofa vom Bielmeier drauf. Eine wahre Geschichte. Illustration © Günter Sahler.

Zeigermann hinten auf’m Mofa vom Bielmeier drauf. Eine wahre Geschichte. Illustration © Günter Sahler.

Mit Punk und Comics geht es munter weiter – ein Interview mit dem Zeichner Lee Thacker, gefolgt von Harald Gantzberg, der von seiner Zeit als Punk und seiner Arbeit für Spider-Man berichtet, dann wieder Geschichten, Geschichten, Geschichten und ein Interview mit dem ehemaligen Fanzine- und Kassettenmacher und heutigem Blogger Marcus Kluge.

Rundum zu empfehlen, es macht einen Heidenspaß. Wie auch der Rest der Reihe, also die komplette Blechluft Edition, zu empfehlen ist.

“Fast unsichtbar arbeitet der Geist in den Maschinen der Geistlosen, während Chronist und Alchemist Sahler unbeirrbar Staub zu Gold siebt. Zukünftige Bücher zum Thema werden ihn zitieren oder schlecht (geträumt) sein.”
– Franz Bielmeier

Alles Handarbeit. © Günter Sahler

Alles Handarbeit. © Günter Sahler

Günther Sahler (Herausgeber)
“Achte Reise zur Blechluft” – Edition Blechluft 8
Format 10,5 x 18,5 cm
246 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen
Preis 12,80 Euro
zzgl. Porto/Verpackung

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The Ad-Man’s Desk Book

A few pages from this extraordinary book.

Facts, Figures, Data, Tables, Dimensions, Costs, etc. that are Constantly Needed by all Practical Advertising Men.

One of the interior spreads.

One of the interior spreads.

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SO war das.

Franz Bielmeier hat eine Rezension meines Rattinger Hoff-Comics geschrieben.

© Ralf Zeigermann

© Ralf Zeigermann

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James Joyce’s Ulysses, the Variorum Edition

There’s a new and free e-book out, bundling 5 editions of Ulysses:

THE FIRST:
Shakespeare & Co., Paris 1922.
[source: the facsimile of the 2002 Dover edition]

THE BEST:
The Odyssey Press, Hamburg, Paris, Bologna 1939 (4th impression)
revised by Stuart Gilbert

THE COMMON:
Random House, New York 1961
corrected and reset
[source: the 1961 Vintage Books paperback reprint]

THE NOTORIOUS:
Garland Publishing, Inc., New York & London 1984
A Critical and Synoptic Edition, prepared by Hans Walter Gabler with Wolfhard Steppe and Claus Melchior

THE LAST:
Robotwisdom.com, 2000
by Jorn Barger

Available in the epub format here.

Update (from Tim Finnegan in the comments):
“I chose Barger’s for my new hypermedia edition, currently progressing through episode 9, with songs and podcasts and audiobooks and old pictures and autographs and ebook-links, etc: http://ulyssespages.blogspot.com/ “

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Oh.

My comic book “Rattinger Hoff” is out and can be ordered here.

Rattinger Hoff

Eine Kiste voll Rattinger Hoff

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Things I’ve highlighted on my kindle. [3]

The Pig-tail Murder (Bello) (Durbridge, Francis)
– Your Highlight Location 189-190 | Added on Monday, 17 February 14 12:41:05

The opalescent red Mercedes 250 SE swirled neatly round Sloane Square and took its place in the single line of traffic moving westwards along the King’s Road in Chelsea. At the wheel Mike Hilton tried to master his feeling of impatience.

 

The Pig-tail Murder (Bello) (Durbridge, Francis)
– Your Highlight Location 214-215 | Added on Monday, 17 February 14 12:46:05

She was a little on the portly side but that did not prevent her from wearing a pair of extremely close fitting scarlet stretch-pants. Over her king-size posterior the stretch was extended to its utmost.

 

Rick O’Downe and the Topographic Dream (Basgurboga, Paul)
– Your Highlight Location 572-574 | Added on Wednesday, 19 February 14 12:11:15

When he saw a man pissing on Regents Street in 1930’s London, J.B. Priestley asked himself, “is this the end of civilization as we know it, or is this a man pissing on Regents Street?” That he decided on the latter is a pre-emptive rebuke to any demi-god reading this narrative.

 

Rick O’Downe and the Topographic Dream (Basgurboga, Paul)
– Your Highlight Location 1560-1599 | Added on Saturday, 22 February 14 13:13:23

What a pompous, plagiarizing, pretentious dickhead. What an abbreviated piece of nothing. What an a-hole, airhead, anal retentive, anorak, antwacky, arsehole, arsewipe, as much use as a chocolate fireguard, as much use as a chocolate teapot, as much use as a handbrake on a canoe, an ass, an ass-can, an ass clown, ass-end of space, ass face, ass fook, asshole, ass monkey, ass munch, ass up, ass-wipe, bad-ass, badussy, bagger, bamma, barf, bastard, beast, billy, bint, bitch, bitch ass, bizatch, biznatch, bizo, bizzo, bloatware, bludger, bluehair, bobo, bogus, bollock, bollocks, bollockbrain, bollockcock, bonehead, booey, boojee, boondocks, boot-leg, bottom feeder, bourgee, box of rocks, bozo, brainiac, buckshot, budissy, buff, buffoon, bugaboo, bugger, bugly, bum, Bumblefook, bumfook, bushpig, busted-ass, butt, butter face, butterhead, butters, Butt-fook, butt-head, butt munch, butt plug, butt ugly, camper, candy-ass, Captain Whiskey Dick, cathouse, chach, chank, cheese nug, chicken, chicken head, chicken hoe, chicken-shit, chincy, choad, chochie, chode, chode monster, chooch, choot, chowder head, chronic lag, chucklehead, chump, cock, cock knocker, cock-roach, cocksucker, codger, cooter, Willeyo, crackass, crack baby, crack head, craptain, crapper, craptasm, cray-cray, crazy, creep, creeper, cretin, Criminole, crockadillapig, cronk, crumb bum, crummer, crunchy, crunk, cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, cum dumpster, cunt, cuntosaurus, cuntsicle, date, d-bag, dead rubber, Debbie Downer, derf, desk monkey, devil, dick, dick face, dick lick, dick smack, dick wad, dill hole, dill weed, dim, dimp, dimwit, ding-a-ling, dingbat, ding-head, dingus, dink, dipshit, dipstick, ditz, div, dodgy, doe, dog, doink ,dolt ,do my head, dong, doofus, doorknocker, dope, doper, dork, dork breath, dork slap, dosser, do the pooch, double-bagger, double R, doubly purdy, douche, douche b, douche bag, douche nozzle, doucher, drag, drainer, drongo, dropkick, druggie, duck, Dullsville, dumb-ass, dumb-head, dump, dump truck, durge, dweeb, East Bumblefook, East Butt-fook, East Nowhere, eat a bitch, eat a dick, eat it, eat me, eat my shorts, eat shit, eat shit and die, eejit, egghead, e-tard, e-tarded, fail, fake, false, fanny, farging icehole, fart, fart face, fartknocker, fart-knocker, fecker, fidiot, fish, flid, fluck a duck, focker, fool, freak, fruitcake, fubugly, fuck, fuck-bitch, fuckbunny, fucked up, fucker, fuckhead, fuck nut, fucksqueek, fuck stick, fucktard, fuck up, fuckward, fuckwit, fug, fugly, funk, funky monkey, gang banger, garden tool, geek, geek monster, get bent, get to fuck, git, gobshite, gomer, goober, goon, gotard, granola, griefer, grit, gritter, grizzly chicken, grody, grommet, gronk, grub, grundies, gump ,gutter punk, hack, hairbag, half-ass, has-been, hater, hayseed, headcase, herb, hick, hillbilly, himbo, hodger, hogley, hole digger, Homer, ho-nasty, hooch ,hoochie ,hood, hoopdee, hoover, horse shit, hose beast, hoser, hoss, hotbox, hugly, hump, ID10T, idjet, ijit, insane in the membrane, jabroni, jabronie, jack, jackass, jack hole, jackwagon, jecka, jerk, jerk-ass, jerk-face, jerk-nut, jerkwad, jobber, John, jork, jumpoff, jump the shark, junkie, kife, knob, knobhead, knuckle dragger, knucklehead, knuckle-nuts, kook, kutta, lame-ass, lame-o, lame sauce, larry, lazy dog, leebo, lemon, lencho, like ass, limp dick, llama, looper, lunkhead, mack daddy, madcap, mad hatter, mad whack, mafugly, mahfugly, mank, manster, manwhore, melon, Melv, Melvin, mimbo, monster, moron, mothafooker, mother trucker, mouth breather, mud duck, mudpout, mulehead, mushroom, nappy, nasty, nerd, nerdgasm, newb, newbie, nincompoop, nitwit, noid, numb nut, numb-nuts, nummah, numptie, nut, nut job, nutter, nuttso, old fart, out of hand, out to lunch, over the hill, oxygen thief, pants, pap, paper bag trick, pay lay, Pebbles, pencildick, penis-face, perma-fried, perp, perv, perve, Peter, pid, piece, piece of shit, pieon, pig, pigeon, PIK, piker, pill, pimp, pinhead, pish, piss, piss-ant, pisshead, plonker, Poindexter, poon, poophead, poop on you, poo-poo on you, popper, pop slag, pound sand, prannock, propellerhead, prostitot, psycho, psycho-bitch, puck bunny, pud-whack, pud whacker, pug fugly, puke, pukoid, punk, pussy ,pussy-hole, putz, quack, quart, Quayle, queef, ram, rassclat, rat, redneck, reechy, reject, re-re, retaardvark, retard, rim, ripper, robot, r-tard, rubbish, rug-rat, sack of shit, saddo, Sally, salty, santorum, sausage, sausage jockey, scag, schlong, schmuck, screwy, scrote, scud, scum, scumbag, scum-bucket, scum of the earth, sea donkey, seven thirty, shawty, sheep, sheisty, sherlock, shit, shit-bag, shit fooker, shit stirrer, shmuck, shorty, shovel-face, skank, skeeve, sketell, skid, sko, slack-jaw, slack-jawed lackey, slag, slitch, slob, slore, slub, slump buster, slunt, slut, smacktard , snitch, so-and-so, sod, son of a bum, son of a gun, son of a bitch, sorostitute, spaz, sped, spich, spork, square, stank, stinkie cheese, stoner, stooge, stupid, suck, sucker, suck dick, suck a bag of dicks, suck a fat baby’s dick, swamp donkey, swede, tard, tart, tart monkey, tattle tail, tea bag, technotard, terribad, thanks for nothing, thug, toc, toe, toe up, toilet, toker, tool, tosser, train wreck, tramp, trash, trench coat, troglodyte, troll, twat, tweaker, twinkie, twit ,two-bagger, two-bit, vag, varmint, viper, wain, wally, wank, wanker, wankstain, wanker town, wanksta, wassock, waste, wastoid, wazzock, weenie, weirdo, welch, wet, whackhead, whack job, whatever ,whipper-snapper, white bread, white trash, whore, whorehouse, whoremonkey, wideo, window licker, wise guy, woofer, wuppie, wuss, wuzzer, a yuck and a zan. I think that just about covers it.

 

The Death Ship (B. TRAVEN)
– Your Highlight on Page 127 | Location 1938-1939 | Added on Tuesday, 18 March 14 13:19:41

Rich experience has taught me that whenever somebody says: “Just follow me,” or: “Come along,” it means always: “We shall take good care of you, and keep you here for quite a while. Take it easy and don’t resist.”

 

The Death Ship (B. TRAVEN)
– Your Highlight on Page 128 | Location 1955-1957 | Added on Tuesday, 18 March 14 13:21:09

Once when I was alone in his cabin I had a look at his library. There were only four or five books of such trash as detective or mystery stories. The rest of his books were so carefully selected that ever afterwards I wondered how that man came to be the skipper of a tramp.

 

Gestatten, mein Name ist Cox: Ein Spaßvogel im Kampf mit der Unterwelt (German Edition) (Becker, Rolf A.)
– Your Highlight Location 1663-1663 | Added on Friday, 28 March 14 23:29:58

Und da war es wieder! Das Glühen in ihren Augen, das hintergründige Lächeln und das sanfte Wippen ihrer Knie.

 

Gestatten, mein Name ist Cox: Ein Spaßvogel im Kampf mit der Unterwelt (German Edition) (Becker, Rolf A.)
– Your Highlight Location 1672-1674 | Added on Friday, 28 March 14 23:31:07

Sie lachte wieder und zeigte dabei eine Reihe Zähne, die der teuerste Zahntechniker nicht besser anfertigen könnte. Die Frau war wirklich Klasse.

 

I Murdered My Library (Grant, Linda)
– Your Highlight at location 41-42 | Added on Saturday, 31 May 2014 20:24:52

Here is Proust. Here is Jean Rhys. Here is Milton. Here isn’t Henry James, because I have never been able to remember the beginning of his sentences by the time I get to the end.

 

I Murdered My Library (Grant, Linda)
– Your Highlight at location 306-308 | Added on Sunday, 1 June 2014 12:22:03

As I began to buy more ebooks, I felt a sense of surprise and delight and wonder that I could carry around a library in my pocket. It is a library, arranged alphabetically or, if I like, in order of buying, and nothing shelved in the wrong place. The relationship with my library on a Kindle feels more intimate, like a shelled animal carrying its home on its back. Wherever I am, there is always something to read.

 

Schlump (German Edition) (Grimm, Hans Herbert)
– Your Highlight on page 156 | location 2390-2391 | Added on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 20:45:22

Schabkow hatte unglaubliches Glück bei den Weibern, obwohl er häßlich war wie eine Kröte.

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