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.
The daily drawings are part of a story arc that usually runs over a few days up to a month. All story arcs are loosely connected. Don’t worry about joining mid-story, you will be up to speed pretty quickly and Bear, Raccoon, Roger and Claude will become part of your life.
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. In November 2016 I decided to share him with the world for the first time and in March 2017 I started the “Bear Mail” subscription for my German audience. I’ve since sent out well over 1,500 Bear Mails to several hundred subscribers over time, and not missed one 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 was published in October 2021.
You’ll get one drawing and dialogue of the story each day (via mail)