Ghostwriter 6/8: Tea Strategy
(hover over the pictures to read the English translation) Tea is the most powerful weapon I’ve found so far, to face and resolve stormy seasons in life. Something about the slow, simple process of preparing and drinking the hot liquid opens up a clear perspective on what actually happened, and what that eventually means on…
Ghostwriter 5/8: The Most Vulnerable Spot
What truly puts your self-chosen career path at stake is your own motivation. I never get it why people would search for “inspiration” online, I’m rather wondering how you manage NOT to be inspired in this urban, complex world we live in. The problem lies on the opposite side of the equation: we are flooded…
Ghostwriter 4/8: Berlin, You Rock!
After you’ve managed to meet an old friend thanks to a most unlikely coincidence, it makes you think about who or what facilitates these kinds of lucky happenings. It also makes you think about what gets in the way. And why certain things take so much time to actually happen. (hover over the pictures to…
Ghostwriter 3/8: Freelancer Blues
Telling an old friend about yourself can be quite refreshing, like a look at your life through the lens of someone else. (hover over the pictures to read the English translation) Knowing each other for so long makes it all the more funny to watch how things have turned out by now – at least,…
Ghostwriter 2/8: Embrace the Unexpected
When someone calls you by your name in a completely unfamiliar setting, your brain might take some time to process what’s actually going on. This is a kind of situation I couldn’t make up, because it’s so improbable that it just wouldn’t cross my mind: A sudden rain on an otherwise sunny day forces you to…
Ghostwriter 1/8: Work In Progress?
So after some real hard work you’ve got a client assignment practically finished, which makes you all ready to go and kick off your own long time wanted project. (hover over the pictures to read the English translation) Moving on feels energizing until a sudden flush of rain and bad news brings your journey to…
Ghostwriter: Slice of a freelancer’s Life
For manga artists who want to bring their self published books to the Leipzig book fair, doing so is pretty much a matter of chance, as you get a stand exclusively through a lottery win. You apply for a stand in the so-called doujinshi area, and you wait whether they draw your lot or not.…
Why I love drawing like a little kid, forgetting everything around and focussing on that piece of paper as if my dear life depended on it? Düsseldorf was great: full of inspiration, drawing, meeting other cool artists like @fruchtdrop. #DoKomi2016 pic.twitter.com/6uWH7GBlzt — Marianna Poppitz (@urbanmanga) May 4, 2016 It reminds me of happy times. Of…
Most answers to our crucial questions dwell somewhere inside, we just need to harvest them. Harvesting thoughts with a pen is rewarding in many ways, because it makes insights rise, shine and last with ease like no other method. To the visual thinking crowd in Berlin: If you’re curious to try out visual harvesting methods…
Remember that you are loved. To all the hidden heroines and heroes, around the corner and beyond: have a nice day! #onepunchman #お絵描き pic.twitter.com/4TC5yJBA0M — Marianna Poppitz (@urbanmanga) December 24, 2015 Today, everyday.