Teacher for a week · Feb. 16, 2010

For the first time the Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Irsee will offer a graphic novel course from the 31st of July until the 8th of August 2010. And I will be the lucky one teaching it! In case of big interest I will also give an little introduction into the scratchboard technique. At the Irsee Art Night Opening, the results of the summer academy will be presented to a broader public with exhibitions, concerts, performances and lectures taking place on the spacious premises of the one-time monastery. For participation requirements and further information please contact me (mail@linehoven.de) or visit the Summer Academies website.
Zum ersten Mal wird in diesem Jahr die Meisterklasse “Bildgeschichten” beim “Schwäbischen Kunstsommer”, der Sommerakademie der Schönen Künste in dem Kloster Irsee im Allgäu angeboten. Vom 31. Juli bis zum 8. August 2010 werde ich nicht nur “Grafisches Erzählen” unterrichten, sondern auch bei Interesse eine Einführung in die Schabkartontechnik geben. Am Ende der Sommerakademie werden in der “Kunstnacht Irsee 2010″ die Ergebnisse der einzelnen Kurse einem breiten Publikum präsentiert: In der weitläufigen Anlage des ehemaligen Klosters finden Ausstellungen, Konzerte, Vorführungen und Lesungen statt. Für weitere Informationen zu Bewerbungsunterlagen und Anmeldung:

Kontrastprogramm. The art of scratching · Feb. 10, 2010

Exhibition from 13.2.2010 – 20.6.2010 in Basel, Switzerland.
The Cartoonmuseum highlights the more than one hundred year history of the scratchboard technique with works that oscillate between classical caricature, topical comic and free art: from the woodcuts by models such as Gustave Dore and Frans Masereel, to works by the contemporary artists Hannes Binder (CH), Raphael Boccanfuso (FR), Brian Gallagher (IE), Matti Hagelberg (FI), Line Hoven (DE), Matthias Lehmann (FR), Thomas Ott (CH) and Mark Summers (USA). Opening, Friday 12 th, 2010, 6 pm.
Welcoming speech and introduction by the curator Anette Gehrig. I will be there. You, too?

Illustrative 2009 · Oct. 19, 2009

At this years Illustrative in Berlin a few of my pictures are shown at the Villa Elisabeth from the 16th of October to the 1st of November. Open daily from 11am - 8pm.

Scratching in Iceland · Oct. 19, 2009

Last week I spent a few days in Reykjavík, Iceland. I was invited by the Goethe Institute to exhibit my work in the Borgarbókasafn Reykjavíkur (Reykjavik City Library) among other German comic artists. Here are some pictures of my two workshops (one at the library and one at the Menntaskólinn við Sund.) where I tought the students how to make scratchboard pictures. Some of them were really talented!

Orang #8 · Jun. 25, 2009

Tomorrow evening (06/26/09) we are going to celebrate the release of the new Orang #8 at the “Vorwerkstift” in Hamburg. Be sure to purchase an issue! You can order it on our publisher’s website: Reprodukt.
There is also going to be a release party in Berlin on the 24th of July. For further information visit our brand new Orang website.