PF 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2009!


I’m Not Afraid of the Darkness Any More

Animation: Graceful
Music: BiT

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St. Bartholomew's Gothic Cathedral in Plzen in Les petits riens de Lewis Trondheim...

... and similar view by myself.


Similar 2 - Two Self-portraits

Scandal! Mawil copies Vhrsti's pictures!
Or does Vhrsti copy Mawil? ;-)


Where People Can Meet Me If They Want

November 6 I will welcome one of the most popular comics author Lewis Trondheim in Pilsen. During the week (from November 3 to November 9) I will go to see some KomiksFEST! presentations and on Saturday (November 8) I will present Holidays in Heaven and sign my books and comics in the Prague Club Roxy/NoD. November 22 my fairy tale´s performance will take place in Beckiland in Prague - Zlicin. It will start at 4 p.m. Further, at 3 p.m. I will draw for children and make some games. December 12 my fairy tales will be presented in Nyrany near Pilsen where the second year of Forget-Me-Nots Evening will take place. You are welcome on every of these events.


Lewis Trondheim Will Come to Pilsen

One of the most famous person in the world comics Lewis Trondheim accepted my invitation and will come to Pilsen. On Thursday (November 6) French author and I will speak in the Czech Radio Pilsen (from 11 to 12 a.m.). In the afternoon Lewis Trondheim will have opportunity to see the center of the city including the Museum of Ghosts and Fairy Tales and signing to the memory book of the city. His main presentation - commented drawing - will start at 4 p.m. in the Institute of Art and Design in Pilsen (room UP101). Lewis Trondheim will come to the Czech Republic on the occasion of the 3rd year of the http://www.komiksfest.cz/2008/english


Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Late tribute to Paul Newman...


The Holidays Have Just Begun!

Mlada Fronta Publishing House is coming with new children book named Holidays in Heaven, free continuation of my first book I´m Not Afraid of the Darkness Any More awarded by the Price of Czech Teachers. You can meet little Stephen and his teddy bear Bartholomew again. Readers that read first book in one breath will be surprised by double long story but almost the same thickness of the book. You can looking forward to more dramatic and epic story full of new characters. You can see the first surprise on the book cover - little roguish angel Vitus instead of friend teddy Bartholomew. You can also meet Stephen´s parents, granny and grandpa and schoolmates in the book. But no doubt the most attractive character is stormy dragon.

Holidays in Heaven will be baptizing at 6 p.m. on October 6 in the Czech Radio Pilsen House. Big portion of funny fairy tales is preparing for all spectators. They will know about the life in the highets house in the world, the names of dolphins and the time and reason of first snowfall. Admission free!


Another Itinerant Exhibition with Vhrsti ;-)

After short presentation in Libcice the itinerant exhibition of political caricatures and cartoons In Our Gotham continnues in Kralupy, Czech Republic. Exhibition was opened on September 25 in Small Hall of Cultural and Social Centre "VLTAVA". The Czech Cartoonists' Union arranged this exhibition as well the catalogue with works of the prominent Czech authors.

Illustration Friday: Packed


Cartoon Meeting Point and Joke for FOR

Winners of the seventh annual open competition of graphic humour Joke for FOR were awarded yesterday in Prague. Also exhibition of the best cartoons has opened. In total 149 authors from 35 countries sent over 300 works to this competition. The exhibition where also my picture takes place is located in the Wenceslas Square 29 (ABF Foundation).

Last weekend I went to the European cartoonists´ meeting in Pisek (Czech Republic) named Cartoon Meeting Point 2008. My photos from the meeting is possible to see here and here you are one picture that I draw in Pisek. It´s the oldest well-preserved stone bridge in the central Europe.


Generation Zero on the Comics Saloon 2008 in Bratislava, Slovakia

Exhibition Generation Zero - New Wave of Czech and Slovak Comics will be one of the best attractions of Comics Saloon 2008 in the capital of Slovakia. I present extract from Blur (2004). This comics won the special prize of the jury on comics festival in Beograd, Serbia. After Comics Saloon the best works of the youngest comics generation will be moved to comics festival in Lodz, Poland and next year will be presented in Paris, France and Stockholm, Sweden.


Back to the Public Transport

This time not with my travelling exhibition Endless Tram but with series of comic strips and cartoons. It’s the herald of long-range partnership with PMDP – Pilsener Public Transport Company. Passengers of overy pilsener tram, bus and trolleybus can see cartoons or bus driver comic monologues about vandalism, smoking in vehicles and stops, travelling with large luggage or dogs.


Holidays in Heaven Will Be on September 19

Holidays in Heaven - free continuation of my first book I'm Not Afraid of the Darkness Any More (the Price of Czech Teachers) - will be published on September 19. New story of little Stephen will have 72 pages in length and will bring lots of new characters and gripping events.


I Love Your Blog Award

I was surprised with the second award from one of my favourite artists Kristin Seeland.

Rules of the award are:

1. Display the logo on your blog

2. Link back to the person you received the award from.

3. Nominate 7 other blogs

4. Put links of those blogs on yours

5. Leave a message on their blogs so they know they've been nominated.

And here you are my choice:

Paul Bommer

Juan Carlos Federico

Craig Thompson

Richard Thompson

Ellis Nadler

Frederik Jurk




Big Upadate Vhrsti.cz

There are big changes coming up on my official webpage this holiday. Now you can see plenty of new pictures, sketches, cartoons, comics and illustrations including previews from awaited book Holidays in Heaven, that will be published in September. Galleries are more well arranged and presentable thanks to winnow out some of older pictures now. Moreover brand new Books gallery was created. There also some changes in Downloads too. The page about author was also meaningfully expanded.


Generation Zero Exhibition in Most, Czech Republic

The unique exhibition of new wave of Czech and Slovak comics Generation Zero has moved to Most, Czech Republic. You can see comics from the best domestic authors about 30 years old including my "comics prank" Blur and compilation from my series Endless Tram in Big Hall of Town Library Most. The exhibition will finish on August 8. It was possible to see it in Brno, Prague etc. Exhibitions in the abroad will start soon.



Well, I'm back

I spent wonderful time and met great people in Greece. I tasted many amazing local meals and visited plenty of interesting places.

Sometimes I will post some of my sketches I drew there or more photos.

Illustration Friday: Fierce