A Bear a day … now wouldn’t that be something? That’s exactly what you’re getting when you subscribe to my “Bear Mail”.
One drawing of – and a brief dialogue between – Bear and his friends: the quick-witted Raccoon, who always knows which truck the things Bear needs for his crazy projects fell off from, the French gander Claude who only speaks Quack and loves Escargots à la Bourguignonne, guest stars like Roger The Mole – and occasionally me, their friend and artist. Once per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Each drawing is usually done the traditional way, on paper with pencil, ink and watercolours and created only the day before it gets sent out exclusively to my subscribers. (Although I do reserve the right to switch painting techniques from time to time, for artistical purposes and to keep things interesting.)
I’ve been drawing Bear for 40+ years, almost every day of my life. About 2-3 years ago I decided to share him with the world and in March 2017 I started the “Bear Mail” subscription for my German audience. I’ve since sent out almost a thousand Bear Mails to several hundred subscribers over time, and not missed a single day.
Watch my trailer here (or click play in the header above) and get a taste of what you’re signing up for. You can start and stop anytime, the minimum duration is one month.
I’m an illustration artist and author in Hamburg, Germany. I make a living drawing Bear, who’s been my best friend since, well, forever. My first hardcover book with 96 pages and over 50 illustrations about Bear & I and our childhood days was successfully crowdfunded and published in April 2019. An illustrated cookbook with Bear’s favourite recipes is in the making for 2020.