About me

I grew up in the dark forests of Upper Frankonia, Germany. Since childhood, I’m passionate about drawing, mechanics, robots and unique fictional characters. I enjoy comfy bars, hearty food, time with my wife and forest work. I have studied Illustration and Animation at the school of art and design Kassel, Germany and graduated with excellence in Visual Communication (Illustration and Comic). I’m co-founder and Member of the award winning Indie Game Studio Black Pants Studio, where I work as Art Director / Illustrator and CEO. Before pursuing my passion for illustration and games, I worked as a geriatric nurse, cable installer, had a youth club/bar called Tabula Rasa, co-founded the Woodland Festival and ANJS Skateboards.

Currently, I’m working as a Professor for Game Art and teach at the UE in Berlin.

I co-created the Virtual Indie Arena Booth 2020 and work as an Art Director at Supercrowd Entertainment.

I’m a member of the IF (Institut für gestalterisches Forschen).

If you like to collaborate with me or Black Pants Studio, pitch projects or want to offer true indie game maker’s friendship, feel free to write.

mobile: (+49) 160 6529506
mail: write@the-stamm.com
skype: a.mug.of.stamm

Specialties: Comic (Drawing & Writing), Illustration, Storytelling, Game Design, Character Design, Environment Design, Package Design, Team Work, Teaching, Founding


Forkride Grilltime Sloth – Personal Project
On Rusty Trails – Black Pants Studio
Tiny and Big in Grandpa’s Leftovers – Black Pants Studio
Tiny and Big in Up That Mountain – Black Pants Studio
Muslim Ban 2 – Black Pants Studio + Turbokultur
About Love, Hate and the other ones HD – Black Pants Studio
Blown Away – Black Pants Studio
Be God – Coop with Tobias Bilgeri


Lescheks Flug – Rotopolpress
Indiegame.How.To – digital
The Ueberstayton in Triebwerk #3 – RotopolPress
The Walt is Wheezin’in Dolor Comics #1 – RotopolPress
Le Phosphorpicnic in Phosphorpicnic – Crepes Comics
It`s them, the Coalmanikins – RotopolPress
the Daily Soup – Rotopolpress

Talks and Presentations

Pictorial Games – Blon Festival, Klaipeda 2017 , Lithuania
Amazon Dev Day Gamescom – Köln 2016, Germany
Quo Vadis – Berlin 2016, Germany
Expo German Pavillon – Milano 2015, Italy
Media Convention – Berlin 2014, Germany
Talk & Play Showcase – Berlin 2013, Germany
Tokonoma – Kassel 2014, Germany
FMX – Stuttgart 2013, Germany
Game Forum Germany – Hannover 2011, Germany

Interviews and Press

Assorted Interviews HERE
Assorted Press Clippings – HERE

Meet me at

Black Pants Studio


Heart of Gaming 2020
Winner of Heart of Gaming Award at Gamescom 2020
Prix Europe 
– 2018
Special Commendation at Prix Europe Potsdam 2018
Animated Games Award – 2017
Winner of Best Animated Games at ITFS Stuttgart 2017
Indieprize Showcase Nominee – 2017
Nominee Indie Showcase at Casual Connect Berlin
Comicbuchpreis Berthold Leibinger Stiftung – 2016
Finalist Berthold Leibinger Stiftung
Independent Game Festival – 2016
Honorable Mention “Visual Excellence” Main Showcase
German Design Award – Nominee – 2016
Nominee for German Design Award
Best Independent Comic – 2014
Winner of Best Independent Comic ICOM Award
Deutscher Computerspielepreis – 2013
Winner of Best Youth Game
Silver Pädi Award Munich – 2013
Pädagogischer Interaktiv Preis
Deutscher Computerspielepreis – 2011
Winner of Best Student Concept
Independent Game Festival – 2011
Winner Student Showcase
A MAZE Indieconnect – 2012
Nominee for the A MAZE Trophy
Independent Game Festival – 2012
Honourable Mention “Technical Excellence” Main Showcase
Deutscher Entwicklerpreis – 2011
Winner of Best Newcomer
IndiePub – 2011
Winner of the Independent Propeller Award
Eyes and Ears of Europe – 2011
Junior Showcase
Promotion Nordhessen – 2011
1. Platz BP Neugründung

Work shown at

IGF, GDC – San Francisco, U.S.A.
Neurotitan, Berlin, Germany
Mystery Show #3, Rotopol Gallery, Kassel
Ikaria 6, Comicfestival Hamburg, Hamburg
KunstSpieleKunst, Kunststation Kleinsassen, Kleinsassen
ITFS, Animation Festival, Stuttgart
UE Gallery, Printed Matters, Berlin
Spiel die Sieger, Computerspielmuseum, Berlin
Euroexpogamer/ Indiecade – Earls Court, London
SWSX – Austin, U.S.A.
Spielsalon Kassel – Fridericianum, Kassel
Fumetto – Russen – Rotopol, Luzern, Swiss
The last match – Baltanaks, Lettland & Lissabon, Portugal
triple – Tabula Rasa, Naila
Zeichen und Wunder – Caricatura, Kassel
Rüm hart klaar, kiming – Rotopol, Kassel
Wald und Wiesen – Rotopol, Kassel
Visual Circus – Factory, Kassel
Secret Service – Hinterconti, Hamburg & Rotopol, Kassel
Die Geister, die ich rief – Künstlerhaus, Schirnding
Erbkrankheiten – Untergrundkunstgalerie, Hof
Be God – Fridericianum, Kassel
Triebwerk – Rotopol, Kassel

Animated Shorts

Coffee Please – Director, Animator
Stringville – Director, Animator
About Love, Hate and the other ones – Background Artist
You are my hero – Background Artist


Arte, SPIEGEL, NDR, Indie Arena Booth, Supercrowd Entertainment, Threaks GmbH, schleckysilberstein.de, Turbokultur GmbH, BTK Berlin,Volkswagen, UE Berlin, Eon Bayern, VGM, Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Verein Sichere Identität e.V., Studio Filmbilder, Edelman München, Theater Bielefeld, Bilgeri Film, Grolig Film