urtle Tales* is a humorous and
slightly quirky comic strip about a bunch of animals in their toddler years
struggling to understand the world.
What sets Turtle Tales apart
from other strips is their clever scaffolding grounded in philosophy,
literature, music, and art. These aren't your daily funnies drawing from
Typical stories that would be spread
out on one through four panels deal with questions of general life – why are
things the way they are and not different? And how do you cope?
The Turtle Tales style is
whimsical, gently humorous, distinctly humane, and occasionally downright
The Turtle Tales characters are
open-minded towards the world, sharing the belief that happiness can be achieved
only by meeting life's challenges and opportunities.
* Turtle Tales is a
is mirrored by the loose drawing style which I think bears a little more “human
touch” than you will see it many a comic strip these days.
So far, the strip has seen the light
of day in magazines and newspapers as diverse as The Writer magazine, the
New-York-based H.W. Wilson group, the legal ezine, LEGAmedia, Deutsche
Universitäts-Zeitung, Wiener Zeitung, Westermann and Oldenbourg
publishers, and a few others. The strip has also inspired my illustrations for
the Rowohlt Verlag book,
The Little Bestiary of Wonders.