Dretzel & Marcel

Background

As a kid, reading comics was pretty much my entire life (alongside, eventually, watching certain old-time comedians such as Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy). This has changed, gradually, to the point where I now (2020s) actually don't read much comics anymore, except for some of my very biggest favorites, mostly old newspaper comics such as Krazy Kat and Thimble Theatre (I don't expect to tire of these particular strips anytime soon).

I also started making comics at an early age. In 2017, I launched the comic strip Dretzel & Marcel online, and made about 70+ strips within the following year, which I then collected into two paperback books. However, the strip did have a different title during these early years; a title which I've later regretted, and now think was quite weak, for various reasons (I just wanted a "catchy letter rhyme" in my title at the time, and didn't think things through).

In the early 2020s, then, I "relaunched" the strip as Dretzel & Marcel, and had the two paperback books republished under that title (I've been unable to remove the product pages to the old versions of the books online, though). Around the same time, I also collected the two books into one more expensive hardcover volume. See the shop section for more info on this. I also began making some new strips, after a more than 3-year long "hiatus", although these have yet to be published anywhere...

If anyone should find any reason to refer to my comic strip, I kindly ask you to use its current name, Dretzel & Marcel. (If anyone's curious; the name Dretzel is "borrowed" from an 18th-century German composer named Cornelius Heinrich Dretzel, whose work I doubt I've ever heard, I was just looking for some obscure name, that's all. Marcel just happens to be a name I like, and I think it fits the character well.)

For examples of the strip, see the comics / art section.

Marcel                                           Dretzel