If you find yourself near the beautiful French city of Montpellier this April, I would like to invite you to visit En trait libres for a chance to see a caboodle of Millborough-related items. Aside from pages from my comics, the exhibition will not only present my Sassafras County diorama, but also a selection of very recent and never publicly exhibited paintings and sculptures. It should be a wonderful opportunity to visit Millborough’s peculiar world and I would be veryRead more
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The Ludwiggalerie Schloss Oberhausen is currently showing a sample of unpublished work from comic artists throughout Germany. UNVERÖFFENTLICHT – Die deutsche Comicszene packt aus! (Unpublished – the comic scene unpacks!) features works by over 50 artists from Wilhelm Busch to contemporaries like Ulli Lust, Ralf König and, well, me. I have contributed a selection of Millborough strips that for one reason or another were rejected by the editors at Journal SPIROU over the last years. The journal’s readership is mainlyRead more
Possessed by Paul James.
I recently had the big pleasure of creating artwork for one of my favourite musicians: Possessed by Paul James. This is the third poster I have created for him since 2012 and the fourth time I put him on a poster in total (the first one being the poster for the 2008 film The Folk Singer). The artwork’s center piece—a drawing of Konrad (a.k.a. Possessed by Paul James) on stage—is based on a photograph by George L. Blosser, who generouslyRead more
The Mighty Millborough – Verhalen van een man met smaak.
My first Millborough book has just been published in Dutch and I couldn’t be happier. The production is fantastic and I really like the slightly smaller size vs. the original French edition. It adds a surprising amount of charm. It’s also the very first of my books that I can actually read. On a glance the cover might seem similar to the 2013 French edition, but upon closer inspection one will notice that it has in fact been completely redrawn.Read more
Bon Voyage exhibition.
Back in October (what feels like an eternity ago), shortly before Germany embarked on a long shut down, I spent a week at the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst to put one of my larger works on one of the museums hallowed walls. The mural-comic is part of YOUR WAY, an homage-installation that celebrates the conceptual artist Stanley Brouwn and which aims to encourage visitors to participate in one of Brouwn’s works. My humble contribution is of course only oneRead more
(Update) Matters Of Mind extended until 16 May 2021.
Some good news: My exhibition at the Ludwig Forum in Aachen, Germany is finally able to welcome visitors again. The museum’s doors are open to the public once more and visits can be booked via THIS LINK. In addition the exhibition has been extended until 16 May 2021. Ludwig Forum für Internationale KunstJülicher Str. 97-10952070 AachenGermanywww.ludwigforum.deRead more
Mineshaft Magazine 39.
The new issue of Mineshaft Magazine is here! This time some of my contributions include a very personal “2020” cover-drawing and my story “On A Morning Stroll With Aline & Robert“, featuring the grand dame of underground comix Aline Kominsky-Crumb giving me my very first yoga experience and her husband Robert, with whom I ponder underwear of the 1800s and sowing on buttons. As always this issue is jam packed with wonderful work by artists like R. Crumb, Billy Childish,Read more
Matters of Mind guided tour dates.
I will be giving a German-language tour of my Matters of Mind exhibition at the Ludwig Forum Aachen on:Sunday 1 November, 15:00 If you are interested you can book the tour by writing to email@example.com or call +49 241 432-4998. Due to Covid-19 precautions the number of participants has been limited to five. Ludwig Forum für Internationale KunstJülicher Str. 97-10952070 AachenGermanyRead more
Matters Of Mind in the media.
My exhibition Matters Of Mind at the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst has been well-received it seems. Here are a couple of the press reactions it has generated. WDR 3 Mosaik by Holger WeistWDR 5 Skala by Berit HempelBelgian public television station BRFAachener Nachrichten by Christian Rein Movie by Markus Jansen And I had the pleasure to talk in depth about my work with Claudia Linzel for her podcast:Die Leichtigkeit Der Kunst PodcastRead more
Matters of Mind exhibition (extended).
Announcing The Mighty Millborough’s very first appearance in a legitimate art museum: Selected original artwork from the last decade—including my recent cover for The New Yorker and pages from my latest book The Mighty Millborough – Les choses de la vie—will be on display as part of Christoph Mueller – Matters of Mind at the Ludwig Forum in Aachen, Germany. The exhibition will also offer a rare chance to see my Sassafras County diorama—a miniature version of Millborough’s fictional neighborhood,Read more
Shelter In Place.
This is my cover artwork for the May 11th issue of The New Yorker. More info here.Read more
Vive la bande dessinée! Es lebe der Comic! Exhibition.
Due to the current coronavirus crisis the exhibition has been cancelled. I am very sorry, but I am sure you will all agree that containing the virus is much more important at this time. As soon as information on a possible new date is available I will publish them here. Stay safe everyone! Announcing The Mighty Millborough’s very first appearance in a legitimate art museum: During the month of April original artwork from my latest book The Mighty Millborough –Read more