Welcome to my profile page. Just call me Paul.
I'm not going to post any new art here on DA for the time being. I stated my reasons more fully in my latest journal post below, but the gist is that at least with my computer this site in its Eclipse design has become too slow and impractical for me to bother with it. If this gets fixed some day I'll be happy to resume posting. Also there are one or two people I quite like (you know who you are) and who I want to keep in touch with. For these two reasons I haven't deactivated this account yet, and will continue to read my messages.
For anything else, including new artwork by me, you can find me at the Duck: https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PaulEberhardt/ . It works, you see.
This is my bio:
I'd studied Forestry for some years, which continues to be something of an influence on my life and art, but eventually switched to becoming a teacher of English and Geography.
I'm fluent at German, Plattdütsch and English. I've also got reasonable skills in French and Latin. In this selection, Plattdütsch is special. It's the traditional minority language of my native Northern Germany, that miraculously keeps surviving due to the effort of people who hold it dear. I'm one of them, and that's why I'm the author of (to my knowledge) the only webcomic in Platt*, named Gundula un de Stuventiger: www.stuventiger.de
Since most people around the world of course don't speak Platt, I do an English version as well, known as Master the Tiger, which I post on the Duck: https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Master_the_Tiger/
Apart from drawing comics and cartoons I sometimes write stories and poems and play the electric guitar. In all of it I'm entirely self-taught.
All my art is completely hand-made. This is partly because I'm constantly at war with computers and suchlike, but mostly because that's the way I like it. To me, doing it all the old-fashioned, traditional way with nothing getting in the way between me and what I produce is part of the fun, and even if the result may look a bit less polished, streamlined, whatever than it theoretically could, I wouldn't have it any other way.
* Please note that a number of artists/authors have published print comics in Platt, all of which I can warmly recommend, however I haven't seen any of them online.