Thursday, October 06, 2005

Mecki ( The Decline)

Poor Mecki didn't survive the 70's, and apart from some illfatet attemps to bring him back, he had gone to comicstripheroheaven.

A couple of years back an aspiring young editor decided to bring him back into the TV-Guide in an updated, more trendy version. He asked me, if I would be interested. Well, would I ??????

They didn't pay much, but I felt, I just had to do it. It started as a column in the style of " ASK MECKI ",where they would make up questions from readers and kids for Mecki to answer, then they decided that that wasn't trendy and modern enough , so they had Mecki make cynical remarks about whatever was happening at that time in politics or entertainment, when they found out, that they were somehow always a week behind and their comments were yesterday's snow.

But the responses from readers and fans were good, so they decided to do a whole adventure, oldfashionend style, for the same money, of course. I allowed myself to 2 days for story and artwork, I liked the challange. I quickly got better and faster and because we got successful, the editor was fired and Mecki went with him.
Here are some sketches from my attemps to walk in the footsteps of giants.




G√ľnther Jauch, the German host of " Who wants to be a millionaire ?" Mecki wasted his telephone -joker by ordering a pizza.



Mecki was giving a housewarmingparty and invited the stars of German comicstrip-history as guests.



We got into a big adventure, Indianstyle.

13 comments:

Boris Hiestand said...

One can still find old Mecki dolls/figurines with dust in the hair on flea markets.. I used to have one as a kid, but thought the character looked very scary and sinister, so I barely played with it. Didn't know the name at the time, so mine was just called "Egel"(hedgehog)

Sugartastic_D_Slim said...

Dude, your Mecki totally reminds me of Walt Kelly's Pogo! Great style! I looked at your stuff and had to go grab my Walt Kelly stuff (which I don't look at enough). Good stuff man, good stuff.

dany boom said...

LOVE

THAT

FISH !

dany
danyboom.blogspot.com

HaraldSiepermann said...

Thanks !

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