About

I am a freelance illustrator and comic artist, living in Hamburg.
Contact me: sashommer(at)gmail.com or +49 175 889 4412

Biography

Born in 1979
2002—2008 Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg under Prof. Anke Feuchtenberger
2003—2013 Editor of comic anthology “Orang”
2006—now Operations for Comicfestival Hamburg
2016—now Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg

Bibliography

Germany
Insekt“, Reprodukt, Berlin 2006/2008
Im Museum 1: Die Treppe zum Himmel“, Reprodukt, Berlin 2008
Vier Augen“, Reprodukt, Berlin 2009
Im Museum 2: Archive des Zerfalls“, Reprodukt, Berlin 2010
Dri Chinisin“, Reprodukt, Berlin 2011
In China“, Reprodukt, Berlin 2016

International
Insekt“, Kultura Gniewu, Poland 2007
Insekt“, Edition Sarbacane, France 2007
“Insekt”, Sins Entido, Spain 2008
“Cuatro Ojos”, Sins Entido, Spain 2010
W cztery oczy“, Kultura Gniewu, Poland 2010
Quatre Yeux“, Atrabile, Switzerland 2012
Dri Chinisin“, L’Association, France 2013
Frontier #3“, Youth in Decline, USA 2014
…en Chine“, Atrabile, Switzerland 2017
Au Musée“, Delcourt, France 2017

Teaching
2019
  • Comic seminar “Bootcamp
    Comicfestival Hamburg 2019″
    Department Design, HAW Hamburg
  • Workshop “Comicwerkstatt”
    Bücherpiraten e.V., Lübeck
  • Comic seminar “Figuren mit tausend Gesichtern – Comicfestival Hamburg 2019”
    Department Design, HAW Hamburg
2018
  • Workshop “Comicfiguren zeichnen”
    “Kinder lieben Comics”, Comicfestival Hamburg e.V
  • Workshop “Propaganda: Civic Education”
    Together with Elisabeth Desta, Federal agency for civic education (bpb) and Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin
  • Comic seminar “Figuren mit tausend Gesichtern – Comicfestival Hamburg 2019”
    Department Design, HAW Hamburg
  • Workshop “Zeich(n)en der Zeit – Comicjournalismus”
    Together with Lilian Pithan, Erlanger Poetenfest
  • Workshop “Comicfiguren im Urwald”
    Comicsalon Erlangen
  • Workshop “Redrawing Stories from the past 2”
    Together with Dr. Ole Frahm (workshop conducted in Naples, Italy and Leipzig), MitOst e.V.
  • Comic seminar “Logbuch – Comicfestival Hamburg 2018”
    Department Design, HAW Hamburg
  • Workshop “Comicjournalismus in Bonn”
    Together with Lilian Pithan, Federal agency for civic education (bpb)
  • Workshop “Comic-Werkstatt”
    Bücherpiraten e.V., Lübeck
2017
  • Workshop “Comics zeichnen”
    Gymnasium Bondenwald, Hamburg
  • Comic seminar “My favourite toy”
    Department Design, HAW Hamburg
  • Workshop “A Brief History of Meteorite Falls”
    The Animation Workshop, VIA University College, Viborg
  • Comic seminar “Comicfestival Hamburg 2017”
    Department Design, HAW Hamburg
  • Workshop “Alphabet des Ankommens”
    Together with Lilian Pithan, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
  • Workshop “Zickige Zebras zeichnen”
    Together with Jul Gordon, Buchhandlung im Schanzenviertel, Hamburg
  • Workshop “Comic Gruppe”
    Together with Jul Gordon, GWA St. Pauli e.V., Hamburg
2016
  • Workshop “Zickige Zebras zeichnen”
    Together with Jul Gordon, Galerie Dorothea Schlüter, Hamburg
  • Workshop “Zickige Zebras zeichnen”
    Together with Jul Gordon, Modern Graphics, Berlin
  • Workshop “Manga, Comic & Graphic Novel” Bücherpiraten e.V., Lübeck
  • Workshop “(Un)folding Time & Space” Projektwoche Bühnen- und Kostümbild
    Together with Jul Gordon, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
  • Workshop “Zickige Zebras zeichnen”
    Comicfestival Hamburg
  • Comic seminar “Genre vs. Comic”
    Department Design, HAW Hamburg
  • Workshop “Grenzgeschichten”
    Bayrischer Rundfunk/Stiftung Zuhören, München
  • Workshop “Little red riding hood as a comic!”
    Together with Jul Gordon, The Berlin Art Book Fair 2016
  • Workshop “Comic-Figuren zeichnen”
    17th International Comicsalon Erlangen
  • Comic seminar “Adaption, Übertragung, künstlerische Geiselnahme”
    Department Design, HAW Hamburg
  • Workshop “Comic Gruppe”
    Together with Jul Gordon, GWA St. Pauli e.V., Hamburg
2015
  • Workshop “Comic Gruppe”
    Together with Jul Gordon, GWA St. Pauli e.V., Hamburg
  • Workshop “Comics and Graphic Novels in Germany”
    Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Lecture “Comics and Graphic Novels in Germany”
    Abu Dhabi International Bookfair, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Workshop “Redrawing Stories from the past”
    Together with Dr. Ole Frahm (workshop conducted in Pančevo, Serbia and Chemnitz), MitOst e.V.
  • Workshop “Manga, Comic & Graphic Novel”
    Bücherpiraten e.V., Lübeck
  • Workshop “Chrashkurs Graphic Novels (2)”
    Bücherpiraten e.V., Lübeck
  • Workshop “Character design & storytelling”
    Boomfest, St. Petersburg
  • Workshop “Comicwerkstatt”
    Ganztagsschule St. Pauli, Hamburg
  • Comicworkshop at Lesefest am Heidberg
    Stadtteilschule Am Heidberg, Hamburg
2014
  • Lecture “Form and Content”
    Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Berlin
  • Workshop “Colonial Soldiers / History Campus” together with Dr. Ole Frahm
    Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Berlin
  • Lecture “Graphic Novels in Germany”
    Shenkar College/Goethe Institute, Tel Aviv
  • Workshop “Postcards from life”
    Shenkar College/Goethe Institute, Tel Aviv
  • Workshop “Character Design”
    together with Olivia Vieweg, Respect Project/Goethe Institute, Moscow
  • Workshop “Chrashkurs Graphic Novels”
    Bücherpiraten e.V., Lübeck
  • Lecture “Comic Strips”
    Together with Arne Bellstorf and Jan-Frederik Bandel, HAW Hamburg, Department Design
  • Workshop “St. Pauli Übermorgen”
    Together with Jul Gordon, GWA St. Pauli e.V., Hamburg
2013
  • Lecture “Comics auf dem Weg zur Unlesbarkeit (und wieder zurück)”
    Sommerakademie Leipzig
  • Lecture “Zehn Jahre, zehn Bände”
    Media College of Nanjing University of the Arts/Goethe Institute Beijing/Nanjing
2012
  • Lecture “Dri Chinisin”
    Literaturarchiv Sulzbach-Rosenberg e.V.
  • Workshop “Comics zeichnen”
    Hafencity Universität Hamburg
  • Workshop “Geistergeschichten”
    together with Mawil, Goethe Institute Jakarta
2011
  • Workshop “Comics, Manga &Co.”
    Goethe Institute Tbilisi
  • Lecture “Comicproduktion heute”
    Catawiki Presse-Launch, Hamburg
  • Workshop “Orte in Bukarest”
    Goethe Institute Bucharest
  • Workshop “Character Design”
    Goethe Institute Bucharest
  • Lecture “Comics in Germany”, Comic Workshop
    Goethe Institute Jakarta
2010
  • Lecture “German independent comics”
    SPX 10, Stockholm
  • Workshop “A life on its own”
    Helsingin Sarjakuvafestivaalit/Sarjakuvakeskus, Helsinki
  • Workshop “Small press, big impact”
    Salonul International de Banda Desenata de la Bucuresti, Bucharest
2009
  • Workshop “Incredible machines”
    Sarjakuvakeskus, Helsinki
  • Lecture “Sascha Hommer und Mawil reden über ihre Comics, über Hamburg, Berlin und die Welt”
    Together with Mawil, Buch Wien/Phil, Wien
  • Lecture “Wie Comics entstehen”
    Goethe Institute Saint Petersburg
Comics
2019
  • “Transit” (excerpt)
    Published in: Quart #32, Haymon Verlag, Innsbruck
2017
  • “Parolen aus der Stadt”, Together with Martina Lenzin, published in: Testcard #25, Ventil Verlag, Mainz
2016
  • “Chaos im Kopf”
    Short story for GEOlino Extra Nr. 59, G+J Wissen GmbH, Hamburg
  • “Passage”
    Short story for Kontaktcenter, Hamburg
  • Untitled
    Short story for “Maudite!”, L’Association, Paris
  • “Invasion! Lügenpresse! Bürgerkrieg!”
    Short story, HOHE LUFT Verlag UG & Co. KG, Hamburg
  • “In China”
    Graphic Novel, Reprodukt, Berlin
2015
  • “The boy from Sweden”, Minicomic, Respect/Goethe Institute Russia, St. Petersburg/Moscow
2014
  • “Frontier #3”
    Collection of short stories, Youth in Decline, San Francisco
  • “Wir haben nichts zu verbergen #1”
    Tiny Masters, Leipzig
  • “Parolen aus der Stadt”
    Together with Martina Lenzin, published in: Testcard #24, Ventil Verlag, Mainz
2013
  • “Bericht von der Erde”
    Weekly strip for German edition of New Scientist (with Jan-Frederik Bandel), New Scientist Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg
  • “Cartoline da Muggendorf”
    Short story, published in: Internazionale issue 985, Internazionale srl, Italy
  • “Once upon a time in Hamburg”
    Short stories for CityTales Blog, Goethe Institut Australia
  • “Drifter”
    Short story, published in: “Orang 10”, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “Telekolleg”
    Comic strip, published in Strapazin #112, Herbert Meiler Verlag, München
  • “Parolen aus der Stadt”
    Together with Martina Lenzin, published in: Testcard #23, Ventil Verlag, Mainz
2012
  • “Geschichten aus der Schulzeit”
    Two short stories, published in: Fabrikzeitung Nr. 279 and Nr. 280, IG Rote Fabrik, Zürich
  • “Transit”
    Published in: Quart #19, Haymon Verlag, Innsbruck
  • “Once upon a time in Hamburg”
    Short stories for CityTales Blog, Goethe Institut Australia
  • “Bericht von der Erde”
    Weekly strip for German edition of New Scientist (with Jan-Frederik Bandel), New Scientist Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg
  • “Parolen aus der Stadt”
    Together with Martina Lenzin, published in: Testcard #22, Ventil Verlag, Mainz
2011
  • “Geheul für Chopin”
    Short story, published in: Chopin New Romantic, Kultura Gniewu/Botschaft der Republik Polen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Poland/Germany
  • “Dri Chinisin”
    Literary adaptations, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “The Black Lord”
    Short story for Chojin Club #3, Chojin Club, Tokyo
2010
  • “Im Museum 2 – Archive des Zerfalls”
    Collected strips, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “W. Kaninchen kommt in die Gänge”
    Short story, published in: “19 Empfindlichkeiten – Reaktionen auf Hubert Fichte”, Männerschwarm, Hamburg
  • “Helden, Freaks and Super-Rabbis”
    Webcomic for Jewish Museum Berlin (with Jan-Frederik Bandel and Peter Bäder), Jewish Museum Berlin, Berlin
  • “The Last Emperor”
    Short story, published in: OPAK #05, OPAK, Berlin
  • “Behold”
    Short story, published in: OPAK #06, OPAK, Berlin
  • “Cartolina da Basilea (1918)”
    Short story, published in: Internazionale N.851, Internazionale srl, Italy
  • “Das Spiel ist aus”
    Short story, published in: OPAK #07, OPAK, Berlin
2009
  • “Im Museum”
    Daily strip, published in: Frankfurter Rundschau, Druck- und Verlagshaus Frankfurt am Main GmbH, Frankfurt
  • “Piloten”
    Short story, published in: “Orang 8”, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “Vier Augen”
    Graphic Novel, Reprodukt, Berlin
2008
  • “Im Museum”
    Daily strip, published in: Frankfurter Rundschau, Druck- und Verlagshaus Frankfurt am Main GmbH, Frankfurt
  • “Im Museum”
    Excerpts of the daily strip, published in: “Strapazin 91”, Herbert Meiler Verlag, München
  • “Was sind Graphic Novels?”
    Info-flyer for Avant-Verlag, Carlsen, Edition 52, Fischer, Reprodukt
  • “Im Museum – Die Treppe zum Himmel”
    Collected strips, Reprodukt, Berlin
2007
  • “Gespräch in der Schlucht”
    Short story, published in: “Kultur & Gespenster 3”, Textem Verlag, Hamburg
  • “Geteilte Beute – Comics und Literatur”
    Short story, published in: “Schreibheft 68”, Rigodon Verlag, Essen
  • “Dri Chinisin”
    Short story, published in: “Schreibheft 68”, Rigodon Verlag, Essen
  • “Im Museum”
    Daily strip, published in: Frankfurter Rundschau, Druck- und Verlagshaus Frankfurt am Main GmbH, Frankfurt
2006
  • “Strapazin 82 – Comics aus Hamburg”
    Cover design and advertisements, Edition Moderne, Zürich
  • “Insekt”
    Graphic Novel, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “Ortswechsel”
    Short story, published in: “Kleiner als das Leben, größer als die Realität”, Exhibition catalogue Comicon 2006, Neapel
  • “Helden der Neuzeit”
    Short story, published in: “Kultur & Gespenster 1”, Textem Verlag, Hamburg
  • “Das neue Heim”
    Short story, published in: “Flitter 1”, Avant Verlag, Berlin
  • “Gareth”
    Strips for Zeit online, Zeit online GmbH, Hamburg
  • “Kleine weisse Spinne”
    Short story for Spiegel online, Spiegel online GmbH, Hamburg
  • “Telefon”
    Short story, published in: “Orang 6”, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “Besuch bei den Kunstgalerien”, Strip for zwarwald.de, Köln
Other Works and Projects
2018
  • Kati Rickenbach: “Wirtschaft ist Care”
    Coloring, Schweizer Frauen*synode 2020, Zürich
  • Kati Rickenbach, Kunstprojekt Hotel Basel
    Coloring, Hotel Basel
  • “Comicfestival Hamburg 2018”
    Curation, Comicfestival Hamburg e.V.
  • Stefan Neuhaus, Lars von Törne: “A House United”, Exhibition catalogue International Festival of Comics and Games Łódź, Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH, Frankfurt am Main
2017
  • Peter Kamber, Kati Rickenbach: “Das Gespenst, das Geld regnen liess”
    Coloring, SJW Schweizerisches Jugendschriftenwerk Zürich
  • “Comicfestival Hamburg 2017”
    Curation, Comicfestival Hamburg e.V.
  • Kontaktcenter Curation, Kontaktcenter, Hamburg
  • Kati Rickenbach: Illustrationen für NZZ Folio Nr.308
    Coloring, Verlag NZZ Folio, Zürich
  • Kati Rickenbach: “Let’s talk about gender”
    Coloring, Schweizerischer Katholischer Frauenbund
  • Anna Haifisch: “The Artist 2 – Der Schnabelprinz”
    Editorship for the German version, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • Max Baitinger: “Birgit”, Editorship, Reprodukt, Berlin
2016
  • Comic Karussell auf der Reeperbahn, Curation, GWA St. Pauli, Hamburg
  • Jul Gordon, Sascha Hommer: “ABC” Editorship, GWA St. Pauli, Hamburg
  • Jul Gordon, Sascha Hommer: “Zickige Zebras zeichnen”, Editorship, Kontaktcenter, Hamburg
  • Kontaktcenter Curation, Kontaktcenter, Hamburg
  • Lasse Wandschneider: “Regen”, Editorship together with Aisha Franz, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • Anna Haifisch: “The Artist”, Editorship together with Aisha Franz for the German version, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • Thomas von Steinaecker: “Die Verteidigung des Paradieses”, Illustrations, S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main
2015
  • Kati Rickenbach: “Neuland”, Coloring, Careum Verlag, Zürich
  • Kati Rickenbach: “Der Sommer meines Lebens”, Coloring, Naturfreundejugend Deutschlands, Berlin
  • Alessandro Tota, Caterina Sansone: “Palatschinken”, Handlettering for the German version, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • Jul Gordon, Sascha Hommer: “Karussell” issues 1 and 2, Editorship, GWA St. Pauli, Hamburg
  • “Reprodukt 25” Logo Design, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “Pinguin” Logo Design, Andreas Voss Erben Stiftung, Hamburg
2014
  • Kirrin Island: “Places”, Cassette cover design, Bloodyhands, Hamburg
  • “Comicfestival Hamburg 2014”, Comicfestival Hamburg e.V.
2013
  • “Orang 10” Editorship, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “Gerahmter Diskurs” by Jonas Engelmann, Cover art, Ventil Verlag, Mainz
  • “Schönheit” by Karescoët, Handlettering for the German version, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “Comicfestival Hamburg 2013”, Comicfestival Hamburg e.V.
2012
  • “Goliath” by Tom Gauld, Handlettering for the German version, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “Batman & Robin” by Dirck Linck, Cover art, Textem Verlag, Hamburg
  • “Comicfestival Hamburg 2012”, Curation, Comicfestival Hamburg e.V.
2011
  • “Orang 9” Editorship, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “Insekt”, Character Design for “Kampfkolosse”, Ulama, Berlin
  • “Chengdoo Citylife”, Illustrations for issues 46, 47, 48, 49
2010
  • “Warum sind wir Freunde?”, Exhibition together with Kati Rickenbach, Restaurant Storchen, Luzern
  • “Comicfestival Hamburg 2010”, Organized together with Haina and Kati Schmidt
2009
  • “Orang 8” Editorship, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “Strapazin 96 – Vergessene Orte”, Editorship together with Kati Rickenbach, Herbert Meiler Verlag, München
  • “Comickabinett”, Series of radio shows, together with Dr. Jan-Frederik Bandel, Martin tom Dieck, Dr. Ole Frahm, Markus Huber, Marlene Krause, Isabel Kreitz, Broadcast by FSK (Freies Sender Kombinat)
2008
  • “Orang 7” Editorship, Repodukt, Berlin
  • “Strapazin 91 – Spielkiste”, Editorship together with Kati Rickenbach, Herbert Meiler Verlag, München
  • “Äpfel, Nüsse, Fink und Star – Comicfestival Hamburg”, Organized together with Haina, Arne Bellstorf, Sabine Wittkowski
    Haus 73 and other places in Hamburg
2007
  • Anke Feuchtenberger: “Die Hure H wirft den Handschuh”, Treatment of pictures and layout, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “Schreibheft 68”, Editorship together with Jan-Frederik Bandel, Rigodon Verlag, Essen
  • “Äpfel, Nüsse, Fink und Star – Comicfestival Hamburg”, Organized together with Haina and Arne Bellstorf, Haus 73 and other places in Hamburg
2006
  • “Strapazin 82 – Comics aus Hamburg”
    Editorship together with David Basler, Herbert Meiler Verlag, München
  • “Die Zeit” Juni 2006, Illustrations, Zeit Verlag Gerd Bucerius, Hamburg
  • Moki: “Asleep in a foreign place”, Layout, Kiki Post, Hamburg
  • “Pictoplasma – The Character Encyclopedia”, Illustrations, Pictoplasma publishing, Berlin
  • “Orang 6” Editorship, Reprodukt, Berlin
  • “Äpfel, Nüsse, Fink und Star – Comicfestival Hamburg”, Organized together with Haina, Haus 73, Hamburg
2005
  • “Orang 5”, Editorship, Kiki Post, Hamburg
  • Anke Feuchtenberger: “Wenn mein Hund stirbt mach ich mir eine Jacke”, Treatment of pictures and Layout, Kiki Post, Hamburg
2004
  • “Orang 4”, Editorship, Kiki Post, Hamburg