frank schmolke

i am a comic book writer/artist and illustrator. grew up in munich and have been a professional illustrator since 1999. my work includes all aspects of illustrations - from magazines and newspapers to book covers and animations. besides that i teach comic book storytelling and regularly conduct comic book workshops.


among my clients are:

windlight pictures / satel film / audi ag  / bmw ag / süddeutsche zeitung / hanser verlag / random house / 3sat / how2 ag / axel springer verlag / constantin film / herb x film / pro7/sat1 ag / ministeck gmbh / kosmos verlag / hypovereinsbank / sparkasse / goethe institut / mc kinsey / intel / adac / siemens / chrismon / hapag lloyd



Trailer for the series "nachts im Paradies" - "Night in Paradise", based on my graphic novel of the same name.                                                                                                        To be seen on Canal+.                                                                                                                                                                                                           the series starts internationally in Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary. a release in Germany is comming soon.                                                                                                                                                                         Directors: Matthias Glasner and Bettina oberli                                                                                                                     Actors: Jürgen Vogel, Birgit Minichmayr, Lea Drinda and many others.                           Producers: Windlight Pictures and Satel Film

world premiere of the series 'NIGHT IN PARADISE'/'nachts im paradies', based on my graphic novel. In the beautiful Metro Cinema in Vienna!

at the set of "nachts im paradies"                                                                                                                      The Graphic novel will be filmed as a series under the direction of Matthias Glasner. Produced by Windlight Pictures and Satel Film. I was able to get to know the great team during the shoot in Brussels. Lighting technicians, sound engineers, set designers, script assistants, make-up artists, producers and of course the brilliant Director of Photography Jakub Bejnarowicz and producer simone ruff, the incredible Jürgen Vogel and many other actors and employees. It was great!

I have the special honor to be able to illustrate a large permanent exhibition for the new archaeological state collection in Munich, which will be reopened in spring  2024 .                   I have been working with the conservators of the house since last summer.                                                                                                                                 Here you can see the first illustration from last summer. 2m high and 1m wide (actual size) which is then placed in a light panel (similar to stained glass in a church window). A battle in Bavaria around 600 AD. They were often families of clans who killed each other.

new screen print "berlin blue"

rudolph dirks award 2019 for "Nachts im paradies"

reading "nachts im paradies" at the literaturhaus munich. july 2019. fotos © pierre jarawan

exhibition and bookrelease "nachts im paradies". kösk munich, june 2019

"the princess" and "valerie". a series of limited edition silkscreen prints for a small exhibition in the literaturhaus munich. there are still a few examples.

artist in residence sponsored by literaturhaus munich at hotel laudinella, sankt moritz, switzerland, summer 2018.

Comicbook prize of the berthold leibinger foundation for the storyboard to "at night in paradise". The book will appear in the edition moderne, probably autumn 2018.

Silver dolphin / Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2016, for Odysseus. With Viviane Vivi Clarin, Lena Hartmann and How2.

liveskribble / bmw group classic / september 2016

trabanten / signing and exhibition färberei munich / february 2013

painted / exhibition at the färberei munich / february 2009