Comic strip "Swani & Bert"


Weekly comic strip in the VS, Germany, local part of the "Schwarzwälder Bote" (Black Forest messenger).

In 1996 "Villipo & Swanilia" were published for the first time in the Black Forest messenger. The following strips, made with ink and feather at the time, were published. These are the two heraldic animals of Villingen and Schwenningen, a red eagle and a swan.

Further drawings document the development of the figures.

In 2010 I took up the genius idea of the then editor-in-chief of the Black Forest messenger, Mr. Gramsch, with the two heraldic animals from Villingen-Schwenningen. Today the two are called "Swani & Bert". "Swani" comes from Swanilia, the founder of Schwenningen and "Bert" from Berthold, the founder of Villingen.

The first sketches from 1996 to the current concept for the final comic strip 2010.

Concept Art

Concept Art

Concept Art

Concept Art

Concept Art

Character shape

Character shape

Character shape

Character shape

Character shape

Second character sketch Swanilia

Second character sketch Berthold

First character sketch Swanilia

First character sketch Berthold

Unreleased strip

Unreleased strip

Comic strip from 1996

Comic strip from 1996

Comic strip from 1996

Comic strip from 1996

Comic strip from 1996

Comic strip from 1996

Comic strip from 1996

Comic strip from 1996

Comic strip from 1996

Comic strip from 1996

First published in 1996


Panel Artwork

2019 KW 49 - Swani & Bert read newspaper at breakf

2019-KW40 - re-design of the figures

2019-KW39 - First complete drawing with 3D Ma

Villinger Münster - 2018-KW43

Swani and Bert dance Swan Lake for a good cause in

Schwenningen City Library

The sorcerer's apprentice and his muse

Schwenninger Hansele and Villinger Narro blasting

Schwenninger train station

In the soccer sky

In the Cologne cable car

Handcart on Mother's Day

Swani & Bert clean up the garbage in the center of

Swani & Bert in front of the Schwenningen town hal

Reminiscence of the Schwenninger Bärenbräu (2016)

Roman tower Villingen (2016)

OB Kubon beim Wahrsager (2016)

Narrobrunnen Villingen (2015)

Construction sites in Villingen-Schwenningen (2014

99 balloons (2015)

Garbage in Villingen city center (2015)

Villingen City Hall (2015)

Swani & Bert in Vesperkirche are served by Lord Ma

Swani & Bert park in Villingen-Schwenningen (2015-

Fire department house Schwenningen (2014)

Villingen Autumn Market (2014)

Villingen-Schwenningen is looking for the super ma

Volksbank new building in front of the Riettor Vil

Construction sites in Villingen-Schwenningen (2014

Niederwiesenstrasse Villingen-Schwenningen (2014)

Schwenninger Muslenplatz (2014-KW07)

Preiser House Villingen-Schwenningen (2014)

Schwenningen town hall (2014)

Swani & Bert in the Heliosarena (2014-KW02)

Swani & Bert write the New Year's post (2014-KW01)

Autumn market in Villingen (2014-KW41)

Fire department house Schwenningen (2013)

Fasnet Villingen, Wuescht (2012)

Alice in Wonderland inspiration (2012)

Cold front in Villingen-Schwenningen (2012)

Fire brigade chaos in Villingen-Schwenningen (2011

Mayor Fußhoeller am Meer (2011)

Fire department Villingen-Schwenningen (2011)

Swani & Bert wish you Happy Easter 2010

Election in Villingen-Schwenningen VS election 201

Confidential records (2010)


Comic strips 2019

2019-KW48 - Keine Weihnachtsbeleuchtung in Villing

2019-KW48 - No Christmas lights in Villingen

2019-KW47 - Youth council election

2019-KW46 - Delivery zones in the Villingen pedest

2019-KW45 - potholes

2019-KW44 - City history VS

2019-KW43 - Tree Protection Statute

2019-KW42 - Climate emergency VS

2019-KW41 - BKK Schwenningen

2019-KW40 - Villingen-Schwenningen united

2019-KW39 - trade association of the upper center

2019-KW38 - Youth Cultural Center VS

2019-KW36 - new speed camera in Villingen-Schwenni

2019-KW36 - new speed camera in Villingen-Schwenni

2019-KW35 - Post moves to the Röther fashion park

2019-KW34 - Münsterglocke

2019-KW33 - The trees are limed

2019-KW31 - Refurbishment of the high school on De

2019-KW31 - Refurbishment of the high school on De

2019-KW27 - Art and Culture Night Schwenningen

2019-KW27 - Art and Culture Night Schwenningen

2019-KW27 - Art and Culture Night Schwenningen

2019-KW27 - Art and Culture Night Schwenningen

2019-KW23 - Südwest Messe in Schwenningen

2019-KW23 - Südwest Messe in Schwenningen

2019-KW23 - Südwest Messe in Schwenningen

2019-KW23 - Südwest Messe in Schwenningen

2019-KW22 - Vatertagsgrillen

2019-KW21 - election in Villingen-Schwenningen

2019-KW20 - construction site Riedstraße Villingen

2019-KW18 - Lost property auction - in VS

2019-KW18 - Lost property auction - in VS

2019-KW17 - Nightgroove in Villingen

2019-KW16 - Easter eggs

2019-KW15 - mascot in VS

2019-KW13 - Neckarhalle Schwenningen

2019-KW13 - Neckarhalle Schwenningen

2019-KW12 - double town Villingen-Schwenningen

2019-KW11 - Jobs for Future

2019-KW10 - night bus in VS

2019-KW09 - Fasnet Villingen-Schwenningen

2019-KW08 - Fasnet Villingen

2019-KW07 - Herzogenweiler

2019-KW06 - Finding a parking space at the Kliniku

2019-KW05 - Carnival Villingen-Schwenningen

2019-KW04 - Super speed camera in VS

2019-KW02 - Jürgen Roth OB Villingen-Schwenningen

2019-KW02 - Jürgen Roth OB Villingen-Schwenningen

2019-KW01 - Schwenninger Neckarhalle


Comic strips 2018

2018-KW51 - horses in VS

2018-KW50 - Municipal Council VS

2018-KW49 - Advent calendar VS

2018-KW48 - Jürgen Roth OB VS

2018-KW47 - To the new town hall in the Mangeland

2018-KW46 - Forum VS in Schwenningen

2018-KW45 - Casablanca and the Beethovenhaus in Sc

2018-KW44 - Sunday shopping in Villingen-Schwennin

2018-KW43 - Villinger Münster

2018-KW42 - Richthofenstraße at the MPS Studio in

2018-KW41 - Former barracks Villingen

2018-KW40 - OB-Wahl in VS

2018-KW38 - OB-Wahl in VS

2018-KW38 - OB election in VS

2018-KW36 - Froschkönig in VS

2018-KW36 - Frog Prince in VS

2018-KW34 - Elfe-Wieble in Schwenningen

2018-KW34 - Elfe-Wieble in Schwenningen

2018-KW32 - Bird's eye view in Schwenningen

2018-KW32 - Bird's eye view in Schwenningen

2018-KW31 - heatwave in VS

2018-KW30 - Hitzewelle in VS

2018-KW29 - OB election in VS

2018-KW28 - OB election in Villingen-Schwenningen

2018-KW27 - World Cup in VS

2018-KW26 - WiFi in Villingen-Schwenningen

2018-KW25 - Youth Community Council in VS

2018-KW24 - World Cup in VS.

2018-KW23 - OB candidate for VS

2018-KW22 - Marquee of the Südwest Messe

2018-KW21 - Succession of fire brigade commander B

2018-KW20 - Name change of the Lyautey site to VS

2018-KW19 - BBQ season and burning ban in VS

2018-KW18 - World Cup in Villingen-Schwenningen

2018-KW17 - pothole-flick column in VS

2018-KW16 - Refurbishment of the FC 08 stadium in

2018-KW15 - VS flower mix

2018-KW14 - Spring cleaning in Villingen-Schwennin

2018-KW13 - Easter in Villingen-Schwenningen

2018-KW12 - company run, Neckarman, city run and s

2018-KW11 - potholes in Villingen-Schwenningen

2018-KW10 - Jobs for Future in Villingen-Schwennin

2018-KW09 - We bake the OB for VS

2018-KW08 - Swani & Bert in the pulpit

2018-KW07 - Fasnet in VS is over

2018-KW06 - Fasnetsprüchle from Villingen-Schwenni

2018-KW05 - The heraldic animals on the bottle con

2018-KW04 - On the Muslenplatz Schwenningen

2018-KW03 - Carnival parade in Villingen-Schwennin

2018-KW02 - New Year's reception in Villingen-Schw

2018-KW01 New Year at Villinger Bahnhof


Comic strips 2017

In the Christmas sleigh

Swan Lake

IMS: GEAR in Villingen-Schwenningen <

On the Schwenningen hype

Restriction of delivery traffic in Villingen-Schwe

Town hall for Villingen-Schwenningen

In the Ostbahnhof Cafe-Bar in Schwenningen

Another topping-out ceremony for the Neckarhalle

Topping-out ceremony for the Neckarhalle

Light artist for decorating the Neckar Hall

Swani and Bert in the art gallery

Villinger at the Oktoberfest

Swani and Bert read the new city chronicle

Swani and Bert say true

2017-KW37 - Bundestag election 2017

2017-KW36 - Chronicle of the city history VS for t

2017-KW35 - construction site in Villingen forest

2017-KW34 - Favorite place in VS

2017-KW33 - Parking in VS

2017-KW32 - The Savona of the Italian twin city

2017-KW31 - Villingen-Schwenningen City Council

2017-KW30 - New postcards for Villingen-Schwenning

2017-KW29 - cannon thunder in Villingen

2017-KW28 - The red chair in VS

2017-KW27 - Postcards for VS

2017-KW26 - Long Schwenninger culture night

2017-KW25 - Birds in Villingen-Schwenningen

2017-KW24 - Urban ashtrays in VS

2017-KW23 - Südwest Messe Schwenningen

2017-KW22 - street art Villingen

2017-KW21 - Schwenningen City Library

2017-KW20 - Villinger Färberstrasse

2017-KW18 - Mother's Day

2017-KW18 - Company Kindergarten City Administrati

2017-KW17 - conjuring up parking spaces

2017-KW16 - Swani & Bert read the budget book of t

2017-KW15 - Swani & Bert searching for Easter eggs

2017-KW14 - On the road in Schwenningen at the Sch

2017-KW13 - Annoying seller in the pedestrian zone

2017-KW12 - Pedestrians and drivers in Villingen d

2017-KW 11 - city planning AND on the seesaw

2017-KW10 - On the Muslenplatz in Schwenningen

2017-KW09 - On the Thyssen-Krupp test tower

2017-KW08 - When blasting

2017-KW07 - Swani & Bert read the harrowing answer

2017-KW06 - Schuberts Unvollendete

2017-KW05 - Swani & Bert as Romeo & Julia in front

2017-KW04 - At the Zähringer meeting in Villingen

2017-KW03 - 's Rössle in Schwenningen

2017-KW02 - At the Schwenninger train station

2017-KW01 - Swani & Bert at the New Year's recepti


Comic strips 2016

Year 2016 calender week 51 - Zu wenig Weihnachtsbe

Year 2016 calender week 50 - Müll vor der Romäusqu

Year 2016 calender week 49 - Bus verpasst

Year 2016 calender week 48 - Kreistierheim Villing

Year 2016 calender week 47 - Neues Niederes Tor in

Year 2016 calender week 46 - Rössle in Schwenninge

Year 2016 calender week 45 - Vor dem Franziskanerm

Year 2016 calender week 44 - Vor dem Franziskanerm

Year 2016 calender week 43 - Swani & Bert try as t

Year 2016 calender week 42 - Villingen-Schwenninge

Year 2016 calender week 41 - Franziskanerhotel Vil

Year 2016 calender week 40 - Election of the youth

Year 2016 calender week 39 - Villingen fire depart

Year 2016 calender week 36 - Zähringer bench

Year 2016 calender week 37 - Helmpflicht in VS für

Year 2016 calender week 36 - Zähringer bench

Year 2016 calender week 35 - New youth culture cen

Year 2016 calender week 34 - Detour-warri-war in V

Year 2016 calender week 33 - Naturist in Schwennin

Year 2016 calender week 32 - New ice hockey season

Year 2016 calender week 31 - VS App

Year 2016 calender week 30 - name for the new hall

Year 2016 calender week 29 - Construction site hig

Year 2016 calender week 28 - Local council and cit

Year 2016 calender week 27 - About the Schwenninge

Year 2016 calender week 26 - At breakfast

Year 2016 calender week 25 - In the soccer sky

Year 2016 calender week 24 - Im Labor

Year 2016 calender week 23 - European Football Cha

Year 2016 calender week 22 - Beleuchtung der Stadt

Year 2016 calender week 21 - The Fence

Year 2016 calender week 20 - television ORF, SRF

Year 2016 calender week 19 - Swani & Bert in the V

Year 2016 calender week 18 - Mother's Day handcart

Year 2016 calender week 17 - Baustelle VS

Year 2016 calender week 16 - The little Zähri

Year 2016 calender week 15 - The little Zähri

Year 2016 calender week 14 - Crime scene at expert

Year 2016 calender week 13 - In the forest

Year 2016 calender week 10 - On the Muslenplatz, V

Year 2016 calender week 12 - Swani & Bert at the R

Year 2016 calender week 11 - OB Kubon and the Gree

Year 2016 calender week 09 - Sale of the citizens'

Year 2016 calender week 08 - State election

Year 2016 calender week 07 - Swani & Bert take car

Year 2016 calender week 06 - Swani & Bert eat Fasn

Year 2016 calender week 05 - Swani & Bert are swee

Year 2016 calender week 04 - Swani & Bert on the S

Year 2016 calender week 03 - OB Rupert Kubon with

Year 2016 calender week 02 - The city offices are

Year 2016 calender week 01 - Narro Swani, Narri Be


Comic strips 2015

Year 2015 calender week 53 - At the New Year's fir

Year 2015 calender week 52 - Weihnachtslied für Vi

Year 2015 calender week 51 - Kein Geld für die San

Year 2015 calender week 50 - Konzertumbau der Heli

Year 2015 calender week 49 - Wasserschaden im Krei

Year 2015 calender week 48 - At the Christmas mark

Year 2015 calender week 47 - Villingen and Schwenn

Year 2015 calender week 46 - Swani and Bert at the

Year 2015 calender week 45 - Second emergency exit

Year 2015 calender week 44 - Fire station

Year 2015 calender week 43 - Annual exhibition of

Year 2015 calender week 42 - Villingen lights nigh

Year 2015 calender week 41 - Lord Mayor of Villing

Year 2015 calender week 40 - Umzug der schwenninge

Year 2015 calender week 39 - Lord Mayor of Villing

Year 2015 calender week 38 - City councilors in pr

Year 2015 calender week 37 - Sewer works for the d

Year 2015 calender week 36 - Automatic grill in Vi

Year 2015 calender week 35 - Schwenninger Wild Win

Year 2015 calender week 34 - Kneipp basin in Villi

Year 2015 calender week 33 - Summer weather and Vi

Year 2015 calender week 32 - Franciscan Museum MOD

Year 2015 calender week 31 - Desolate street in Vi

Year 2015 calender week 30 - Villingen-Schwenninge

Year 2015 calender week 29 - Zwisst zwischen Villi

Year 2015 calender week 28 - Hot summer

Year 2015 calender week 27 - diversion Schwenninge

Year 2015 calender week 26 - Ecumenical Church Day

Year 2015 calender week 25 - Schwenningen market p

Year 2015 calender week 24 - jogging in the Schwen

Year 2015 calender week 23 - Guests of Honor at th

Year 2015 calender week 22 - The eternal struggle

Year 2015 calender week 21 - Nena in the Helios Ar

Year 2015 calender week 20 - Again on the old clay

Year 2015 calender week 19 - Swani & Bert in the c

Year 2015 calender week 18 - Walpurgis Night in Vi

Year 2015 calender week 17 - Muslenbrunnen in Schw

Year 2015 calender week 16 - New mayor in Villinge

Year 2015 calender week 15 - Year 2015 calender we

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Year 2015 calender week 12 - Year 2015 calender we

Year 2015 calender week 11 - Old clay hall area

Year 2015 calender week 10 - Symphony Orchestra in

Year 2015 calender week 09 - Remodeling in Villing

Year 2015 calender week 08 - Mobile app for Villin

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Comic strips 2014

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Comic strips 2012

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Comic strips 2011

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Comic strips 2010

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