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April 29, 2010
Oil Wrestling To keep it short: I never would have thought oil wrestling is an actual sport. I apologize for my ignorance. So, for all of you who want to know what the real sport is like and not this thing the japanese guys made out of it, browse wikipedia, or stay here cause I browsed there for you. ^_~ - DS_Nadine From Wikipedia: 'Oil wrestling [...] is the Turkish national sport. It is known sometimes as grease wrestling because the wrestlers douse themselves with olive oil. It is related to Uzbek Kurash, Tuvan Khuresh and to Tatar Körä?. The wrestlers, known as pehlivan [...] wear a type of hand-stitched lederhosen called kisbet (sometimes kispet), which were traditionally made of water buffalo hide, but now also of calfskin. Unlike Olympic wrestling, oil wrestling matches may be won by achieving an effective hold of the kisbet. Thus, the pehlivan aims to control his opponent by putting his arm through the latter's kisbet. [...] Originally, matches had no set duration and could go on for one or two days, until one man was able to establish superiority, but in 1975 the duration was capped at 40 minutes for the baspehlivan and 30 minutes for the pehlivan category. If no winner is determined, another 15 minutes—10 minutes for the pehlivan category—of wrestling ensues, wherein scores are kept to determine the victor. The annual K?rkp?nar tournament, held in Edirne in Turkish Thrace since 1362, is the oldest continuously running, sanctioned sporting competition in the world. In recent years this style of wrestling has also become popular in other countries, most notably the Netherlands and Japan.'
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September 07, 2015


I've been making demolitionsquad comics for 10 years now and if you've been reading my comics you already know I'm more of a joke and gag kind of guy than one to be telling witty political tales. There's many reasons for that but mainly I do it because I think that more often than not the worst joke might give you more than giving you one with the "moral club" if it is told from the perspective of two totally opposing parties.

And that basically won't change, but...

- Sry, german only -

If you always wanted to buy one of my comics but never did, the time would be now. (Here as well: Sry, german only. This is just a translation of my german blogpost, for wich some of you asked, I'm afraid.)

I donate all the money that comes in via my comics being sold this month to a refugee hostel. Simply put, this money goes to buying art supplys. So I'm buying pens, crayons, paper etc with this money and go to a refugee hostel to draw with the kids. Maybe this doesn't help a person in need directly but it can help bring some normality for the kids that escaped their dire circumstances. - DS_Nadine

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