• Leipziger Lesekompass

  • 25 March 2019
  • I am very pleased to be awarded the Leipziger Lesekompass for "Welches Tier ist anders hier?" published by Ravensburger in Germany.

    Jury:"Ein wunderbares Suchbilderbuch: Mal schräg, mal hintergründig und immer vergnüglich!"



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  • German Cartoon Prize

  • 10 October 2018
  • My work was shortlisted for this year's (2018) German Cartoon Prize, with the exhibition and prize giving ceremony happening in Bremen later in the year.

    This year's theme was "Heimat", a beautiful German word describing the homeland. My entry is about a new law in Bavaria to have crucifixes in all official offices...

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  • The Thrill of Illustration

  • 9 March 2017
  • Article wriiten about my work by Judy Darley for skylightrain.com


    The thrill of illustration

    Posted on March 9, 2017
    A scene from Was Schwimmt Denn Da by Henning Lohlein

    An illustration from Was Schwimmt Denn Da by Henning Lohlein

    Hippos, pigs, seals and fish, not to mention the occasional elephant in swimming trunks, cavort through the pages of Henning Löhlein’s picture books. Designed to amuse and enthrall, they wriggle with life.

    “I always liked drawing,” Henning recalls. “Having grown up in Germany, I spent two years taking foundation art studies in Toulon France, but I was torn between graphic design and fine art.”

    A scene from Was Schwimmt Denn Da by Henning Lohlein2

    A scene from Was Schwimmt Denn Da by Henning Lohlein

    Henning travelled to Bristol on an Erasmus exchange programme, and here discovered illustration, “which formed the right mixture between working to a brief and having the freedom to express one’s own ideas. I finished my studies with an MA in editorial design and narrative illustration at Brighton University. Since then I have taught on the illustration course as a visiting lecturer.”

    Illustration for the Financial Times by Henning Lohlein

    Illustration for the Financial Times by Henning Lohlein

    Henning’s editorial work includes illustrations for the Guardian, the Financial Times and Country Life, as well as magazine covers. “I like to find the freedom in the constraints of illustration, be it for editorial jobs, or in children’s books,” he says.

    A scene from Das Leben Ist Bunt illustrated by Henning Lohlein

    A scene from Das Leben Ist Bunt illustrated by Henning Lohlein

    His love of children’s books began when, after 15 years of working as an editorial illustrator, he realised he wanted “to have a longer ‘shelf life’ for my illustrations. I had started drawing more and more animals in my magazine illustrations, so the step to children’s book illustration was not very far.”

    A scene from Ich Ware So Gerne illustrated by Henning Lohlein

    A scene from Ich Ware So Gerne illustrated by Henning Lohlein

    Henning was fortunate enough to have been chosen to exhibit at the Children’s Book Fair in Bologna, “and that opened up the world of publishing to me.”

    Henning has since published more than 40 books, translated into 12 languages, and counting.

    A scene from Ich Ware So Gerne illustrated by Henning Lohlein

    A scene from Ich Ware So Gerne illustrated by Henning Lohlein

    Initially, Henning sought out commissions by attending two of the most prestigious book fairs, Bologna in the spring and Frankfurt in the autumn, seeing as many publisher, editors and art directors as possible.

    A scene from Das Leben ist Bunt, illustrated by Henning Lohlein

    A scene from Das Leben ist Bunt, illustrated by Henning Lohlein

    “I’m now in the position where I can develop projects before hand, which I then try and sell to a publisher at the fair,” he says. “Having been in the industry for a while, authors come to me with projects, or publishers match my illustration up with a suitable text.”

    But how closely does he work with a writer in this scenario?

    “Normally I just get the text, and illustrate it, having no contact with the writer, just working with the text, and interpreting it in my way,” he says.

    Ludwig the Spacedog by Henning Lohlein

    Ludwig the Spacedog by Henning Lohlein

    Henning is excited about writing and illustrating his own stories. “Ludwig the Space Dog, published last autumn by Templar, is my first written and illustrated book,” he says.

    Ludwig the Spacedog cover by Henning Lohlein “I started from the idea about a dog living in a two-dimensional world, dreaming about another dimension, which he discovers, and the reader can discover as well with using 3D glasses. It’s about the power of dreams and thinking outside the box. I also liked the idea of doing a 3D book. The pictures are obviously two-dimensional, as they are in a book, so the magic happens in the reader’s head.”

    Henning describes being an illustrator as “the best job I can imagine. On a Monday morning I look forward to going to the studio, and to drawing,  painting or inventing a new story. Doing what one loves doing and getting paid for it is a privilege. I can express my ideas, and with a bit of luck, a book will come out of it.”

    A scene from Was Schwimmt Denn Da by Henning Lohlein1

    An illustration from Was Schwimmt Denn Da by Henning Lohlein

    Find more of Henning’s work online at www.Lohlein.com.

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  • Article in Primary Times

  • 15 September 2016

    In the autumn edition of Primary Times, a free magazine given to all the school children in Bristol.

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  • The cast is ready

  • 9 September 2016
  • The cast is ready, Ludwig and his friends will be published today.

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  • Ludwig the space dog

  • 21 July 2016

















    50 days to go until the publication of "Ludwig the Space Dog" by Templar on 9th september 2016 in the UK

    The German co edition will be published in January 2017, and the French and Italian edition next spring.

    There will be a Bristol launch on

    Friday 30th sept, 6pm to 9pm and Saturday 1st october 12pm to 4pm

    at Centrespace, 6, Leonard Lane (off Corn Street), Bristol BS1 1EA

    All welcome!

    And here the trailer...

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  • Ludwig's proofs

  • 8 June 2016
  • Checked the proofs of "Ludwig the spacedog" at the Templar offices in Chelsea yesterday, they were looking great. 3 months to go to publication day!

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  • Children's Book illustrator's exhibition

  • 26 October 2015
  • Last week saw the "Autumn Exhibition 2015" of children's book illustrations at Waterstones, Piccadilly, London.
    I am very pleased to show some original artwork of "My name is Mr Fox", together with illustrations by Alex Scheffler, Lucy Cousins, Chris Riddell, Anthony Brown and others; organised by Linda Owen-Lloyd of Children's Book Illustration.

    And no other than Klaus Flugge, publisher of Anderson Press (Elmar the Elephant etc) bought my original illustration of Mr Fox at the private view. At the launchwere, Klaus, Justine Smith (publisher of Templar, where I will publish "Spacedog" next autumn) and Suzanne Carnell (publisher Macmillan, where "My name is Mr Fox" got published a few years ago), and myself, chatting and drinking. Well done to everyone at Children's Books Illustration!

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  • Primrose sells for £10,000.-

  • 9 October 2015
  • The auction of Shaun the sheep brought the Shaun in the City trail to an end. The auction of 126 Shaun the sheep sculptures raise £1,087,900. Amongst the many Shauns decorated by Axel Scheffler, Lucy Cousins, Chris Riddell and many other renowned artists and illustrators was "Primrose", designed and painted by myself earlier in the year. Here is a picture Primrose, the lovely Nick Park, creator of Shaun the Sheep and myself.

















    Primrose  sold for £ 10,000.- , raising money for the Bristol Children's Hospital. Thank you to all the bidders who made the evening such a success.











    Bye bye Primrose, I hope you will be happy in your new home and that they will look after you!

    PS: I wonder how many people saw the little bee on Primrose bottom...

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  • Hörzu

  • 13 August 2015
  • A first in my career as an illustrator, an illustration for the cover of Hörzu, one of Germany's biggest listings magazines, out this week.

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  • primrose

  • 6 July 2015
  • My Shaun, also known as Primrose has been revealed in St Werburgh's City Farm. 














    And on the Weekend "Primrose" was all over the place...



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  • What is swimming there?

  • 10 June 2015
  • What is Swimming There cover

    Hot of the press: "What is swimming there?" will be available from 22nd June 2015. A book without words, following a submarine going from a pond, to a river, to Africa, to the deep sea, ending up in the Antarctic.
    What is Swimming There 1
    A dog is swimming after the teddy, which had fallen into the water, a message in a bottle floating along, the frog prince who has lost his crown, a penguin on holiday, a football, a pair of glasses and many more characters are to be found on every double page.
    What is Swimming There 2
    I really enjoyed telling these little stories, from page to page, without any words. It is for children from the age of 2, so they can develop their language skills and point and talk through the pictures. The challenge was to do a book about fish and water and avoid it becoming too blue. So not only do the pictures follow the water from pond to river to ocean, they loosely follow the seasons  as well, from spring and reproduction in the pond, over summer in Africa and the coral fish, to winter, with snowmen in the Antarctic.
    What is Swimming There 3
    These books are very popular in Germany, they are called "Wimmel" books, which means that they are full of details on every page, and do not have any text; like "where is Wally?" without Wally. 
    What is Swimming There 4
    With a bit of luck it will be well received, as I would love to do some more, birds flying, worms crawling...
    What is Swimming There Back
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  • Artstrail 2015

  • 16 May 2015
  • The artstrail was a great success, over 700 people through the door, and lots of sales. So that I am thinking of setting up an online shop for prints. In the meantime, if you would like to purchase a print of any of the pictures, please email me.






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  • World Book Day

  • 5 March 2015
  • Happy World Book Day!!

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  • Ringo Rabe flies to the top of the Luxemburgish sales charts

  • 1 March 2015

















    "Ringo Rabe" written by Manfred Mai has just been published in luxemburgish, oh yes that is the language of Luxemburgh. Now it is on top of the bestseller list. Next countries in sight are Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein.... :)

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  • Sheffield Children's Book Award

  • 5 November 2014
  • "Fish Food" (Andy Mansfield/Henning Lohlein, publ. by Templar) won the Sheffield’s Children’s Book Award 2014 category baby book.

    This prestigious award was first started almost 2 decades ago with the intent of encouraging children of all ages to read as well as to highlight the very best children’s books published annually. With its emphasis on young readers and literary importance it has grown from strength to strength.

    The happy winners :)

    Me and Andy Mansfield

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  • German Cartoon Prize

  • 26 August 2014
  • Just sent off my entries to the German Cartoon Prize.

    A great event held every year in Dresden, a get together of the best German Cartoonists and funny illustrators, and a prize giving ceremony in the state theatre. A lovely weekend of free food, wine and plenty of beer. 

    Earlier in the year, it came out that the sausage proiducers of Germany did fix the sausage prices, now they got caught out!


    Columbus first drawn map after the discovery of America



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  • Kleeorg und Kleeopatra

  • 12 March 2014
  • Langsam trudeln mehr und mehr Belegexemplare von Kleeorg und Kleeopatra ein, das Geschenkbuch das jetzt in 12 verschiedenen Sprachen und Dialekten in acht Verlagen der Regionalbuch AG zeitgleich erscheint. A first in German Publishing!


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  • Rosetta Space Probe

  • 18 January 2014
  • An illustration of the space probe Rosetta giving us a new perspective of the universe, inspired by an aricle in The Guardian...

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  • Sauer macht lustig

  • 14 January 2014
  • An off shoot of a children's book about space I am just working on ["sour makes you smile"].

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  • Accident

  • 10 January 2014
  • Just seen a man in the street with a plaster just below his nose...


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  • Season's Grettings

  • 20 December 2013
  • I hope father Christmas finds you wherever you are...

    A version of this card will be published by Inkognito, Berlin for next year, so you can send it out yourself.


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  • Weird encounters

  • 24 October 2013
  • Good to see that London Transport is getting more and more popular.

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  • Spiegel Cover

  • 22 October 2013
  • Das Cover des Spiegels diese Woche hätte auch ein illustriertes Cover sein können....

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  • German Cartoon Prize

  • 14 October 2013
  • For the seventh year running I have been accepted with to entries to the German Cartoon Prize, held every year in Dresden, with a great get together of the best German Cartoonists and funny illustrators, and a prize giving ceremony in the state theatre. A lovely weekend of free food, wine and plenty of beer.




















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  • Fish Food

  • 12 October 2013
  • The first online reviews are coming in to the new book by Andy Mansfield (paperingeneering) and Henning Löhlein (illustration) published by Templar.

    "Great papercraft with a surprise on each page? That's what you get with the fantastic "Fish Food" by Andy Mansfield and Lohlein Henning."(readitdaddy.blogspot.co.uk)

    "This is a must-have book. Lush illustrations, wonderful paper engineering, quality card pages and interesting book dimensions add to a great package."(childledchaos.me.uk)



















    Have a look inside

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  • Zebragesellschaft

  • 10 October 2013
  • Artikel zum Thema Behördendeutsch, jemand schon mal von der Zebragesellschaft gehört?

    So sieht sie jedenfalls aus...zu sehen diese Woche  in der Hörzu:

    Zebragesellschaft: Gewerblich geprägte Personengesellschaften sind Personengesellschaften, die nicht gewerblich tätig sind und bei denen ausschließlich ich ein oder mehrere Kapitalgesellschaften persönlich haftende Gesellschafter sind und nur diese oder Nicht-Gesellschafter zur Geschäftsführung befugt sind“ (§ 15 III Nr. 2 EStG).

    Ein typisches Beispiel für eine gewerblich geprägte Personengesellschaft ist eine GmbH & Co. KG, die Häuser oder Wohnungen vermietet. In Verbindung mit einer weiteren Gesellschaft könnte eine mehrstöckige Personen-Zebragesellschaft entstehen.

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  • Sneak preview

  • 13 May 2013
  • As the artwork for a new book have just left the studio...here a sneak preview of some of the illustrations.

    Max, Paul and Mini are 3 hamsters, trying to frighten some people walking through the woods. Until one day they frighten what they thought was a little girl, only to discover...

    ...well you will have to wait. Publication date spring 2014 by Nord Süd (Zürich Switzerland)

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  • Oster Aufkleber 2013

  • 1 April 2013
  • Und weil die Aufkleber letztes Jahr so gut ankamen, wollte die Hoerzu auch dieses Jahr wieder Oster-Aufkleber haben.

    Lustigerweise rief ein paar Stunden nachdem die Hoerzu mir den neuen Auftrga gegeben hatte, "TV Sehen und Hoeren" an, mit der Idee Osteraufkleber zu bestellen....















    This year's Easter Stickers for Germany's biggest listings magazine

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  • Horsemeat discovered in Tesco beef burgers

  • 15 January 2013
  • Inquiry into horsemeat in burgers

    Investigations are under way to try to discover how horsemeat got into some beefburgers on sale in UK and Irish supermarkets, including Tesco.

    (BBC 15/03/2013)

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  • Hörzu

  • 7 January 2013
  • Over the last 4 weeks you might have seen my weekly illustrations on the money page in Hörzu, Germany's biggest listening's magazine.

    The tax authorities going after the savings of poensioners....

    ...or the illustration about the state asking every house hold to pay a television licence even if ytou don't have a TV set...

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  • German Cartoon Prize 2012

  • 1 November 2012
  • Deutscher Karikaturpreis 2012

    This weekend the exhibition and prize ceremony of the German Cartoon Prize will be held in Dresden, Germany. As in the last years, my entries have been selected for the exhibition and the catalogue. This year one of my cartoons has also been chosen to be available in a set of 10 postcards.

    The theme of this years competition was "the end of funny" ("Schluss mit lustig").










    "Now they even switched light at the end of the tunnel off"














    "Think positive, think positive, think..."

    "Eberhard always knew, that it would end like that one day"


















    "Original Rhinlandish Stew with horse meat"



















    "Fragile Eco system, what a joke...ouppps!"

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  • Summer memories

  • 9 September 2012
  • A visit to the swimming pool can be very revealing...


















    "Revelations in the swimming pool"


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  • Editorial

  • 12 July 2012
  • The never ending banking crises, and more and more revelations about the conduct of bankers...

    A subject which has been coming up in editorial over and over again in the last few years...


















    Banker with egg on his face


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  • How to make a cover for "Eselsohr" Magazine

  • 4 July 2012
  • Recently I often got asked, how my pictures are made. So here is a quick 'gif',

    where you can see how all the different elements are layered together,

    from an empty Moonscape...to the cover of a magazine...



















    click to see the making of the cover again


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  • Exhibition at Centrespace

  • 3 July 2012

















    Cheer up...the summer exhibition of members of Centrespace studios is back!

    Private View: Friday 3rd August 2012  6-9.30 pm

    Exhibition open 3/8/2012 - 15/8/2012 every day 6 - 9.30 pm


















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  • A Counting Book with a difference

  • 1 July 2012












    Published by Thienemann in Germany, "Tom the Rabbit from Out of Space", a counting book with a difference.Tom from a the Planet of Shyon, is send to earth to count everything. But soon he finds out that you can't count everything, like the joy of jumping into puddles and making funny faces. Does that means if you can't count it, it doesn't count?

    written by Adriana Dorsett, and pictures by Henning Löhlein

    The pictures are all digital collages of paintings, different types of papers, drawings and lettering.





































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  • The over-rated Banker

  • 15 June 2012
  • Troubled times, untroubled bankers...


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  • Portrait Eselsohr 04/2012

  • 2 April 2012
  • "Eselsohr" is THE Magazine for the German Children's Book Industry.

    In this month's edition there is a profile of me and my work. The Magazine is illustrated throughout with my illustrations.




















    In der Eselsohr-Galerie stellen wir Ihnen dieses Mal Henning Löhlein vor.

    Neben einem Portrait von mir, ist die Ausgabe sowie das Cover durchgängig mit meinen Bildern illustriert.

    Der fröhliche Tourist

    Ob im nieseligen Frankfurt oder im sonnigen Bologna - auf Buchmessen geht es in der Regel eher gesch¨ftig als lustig zu. Schließlich treffen hier Kreative auf Verlagsleute und die nehmen sich beiderseits meistens bierernst. Wenn also von einem Stand lautes Gelächter ertönt, dann sollten Sie sich schleunigst dazu gesellen. Um mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit einen Ausnahme-Illustrator kennenzulernen: Henning Löhlein.

    Der 1965 in Bonn geborene Wahl-Engländer wird Sie bestimmt herzlich in die Gesprächsrunde aufnehmen, denn zu seinen vielen liebenswerten Eigenschaften gehören u.a. eine große Portion Neugier auf fremde Menschen und ein ausgesprochen integrierendes Wesen. Vielleicht liegt es daran, dass er sich gleich nach seiner Schulzeit auf den Weg nach  Südfrankreich gemacht hat, um in der Ecole d'Art de Toulon ein zweijähriges Kunst- und Grafikgrundstudium zu absolvieren. Danach zog es ihn weiter nach Marseille auf die Ecole des Beaux Arts, Fachrichtung Kommunikationsdesign. Doch schon nach einem Jahr lockte ihn ein Erasmus-Austausch nach Bristol, der ihm ermöglichte, England und "Illustration" als eigenen Studiengang zu entdecken. Zur Ergänzung studierte Henning Löhlein an der University von Brighton noch Editorial Design und narrative Illustrtion. Im englischen Humor fühlte er sich so zu Hause, dass er sich schließlich im Zentrum von Bristol in einer Ateliergemeinschaft niederließ und eine Familie gründete.

    Wer so viel wandert, muss offen für Neues sein. Oder wandert, wer Neugier nach Neuem in sich trägt? Müßig die Frage nach Henne oder Ei, viel interessanter sind die Küken, die dabei schlüpfen. In diesem Fall die Bücherkinder. Denn nach vielen, doppelbödigen witzigen Arbeiten für renommierte Zeitungen und Magazine wie den Guardian oder Hörzu, forderten die Tiercharaktere von Henning Löhlein eine breitere Bühne, um sich zu pruasentieren. Dass in ihnen mehr Power, als ein Editorial-Eintagsfliegenleben steckt, bewies nicht zuletzt der Börse Online DAchs, der nun als reinrassiges Stofftier mit adelndem Knopf im Ohr in ausgewählten Börsianer-Lofts leben darf. Als zwangsläufige Konsequenz seiner künstlerischen Entwicklung brütetet Henning Löhlein 2005 mit der Autorin Adriana Dorsett das erste Bilderbuch aus: Ein Held im Schafspelz. Mit dem blökenden Helden in der Mappe machte sich der Illustrator (wie so gerne) auf den Weg und fand auch prompt den Altberliner Verlag als Herausgeber. Dieser erste Verlag verschied wie manch anderer seiner kleinen Kollegen, doch die tierischen Helden von Henning Löhlein starteten von da ab ihren Siegeszug. 22 Bilder- und Geschenkbücherund acht Erstleser kann man inzwischen auf Löhleins Homepage (www.Lohlein.com) zählen, das jüngste Baby bei Thienemann heißt Tom, der Hase aus dem All (siehe Eselsohr 03/2012, S.7). Dazu die Editorials und eine Reihe freier Arbeiten für die jährliche Ausstellung in der GAllerie der Ateliergemeinschaft.

    Um so viele zu produzieren, braucht man Tempo. Das findet sich tatsächlich in Henning Löhleins Bildern, doch nicht, weil sie hingerotzt wirken. Im Gegenteil - aus seinen Acrylgemälden schimmert immer noch der Einfluss der soliden französischen Grundausbildung durch, die einen Schwerpunkt auf das ausgearbeitete Malerische legt. Danach wird das Handwerk allerdings durch den Computer "gedreht", der es ermöglicht Fehler einfach zu retouchieren und mit Stempeln and Skizzen zu experimitieren.

    Doch selbst die schnellste Technik wuurde ohne gute Einfälle nichts nützen. Dass es Löhlein an diesen nicht mangelt, beweist er uns, indem er auch verlagstypischen Themen-Texten wie Willy - Mama wollte doch winken (Thienemann 2011) ein dynamisches Bildfeuerwerk zündet. Noch schöner wird es, wenn sich an der Seite des kritischen Malers auch der Autor traut, die Nicht-heile-Welt wörtlich zu benennen und gegebenfalls einen Miesepeter im Kuhbauch verschwinden lässt, wie Werner Holzwarth in Kleeorg und Kleeopatra (Bajazzo 2011).

    Mithilfe seiner vermenschlichten Tierwelt bringt der Illustrator den Leser dazu, Alltagssituationen in neuem Licht zu sehen. "Ich lebe so gerne im Ausland, weil man dort immer ein bißchen Tourist bleibt ... nie ganz dazu gehören wird. Und immer den Blick des Aussenstehenden haben wird." Das ist es nämlich, was er gerne möchte. und das sit es vielleicht auch, was das Geheimnis seines Erfolges ausmacht: Keine großen Gesten, keine abgehobenen Geschichten. Hening Löhlein nimmt uns an der Hand und zeigt uns mit feiner, englischen Ironie, mit deutscher Bodenständigkeit, mit französischer Lebenslust, dass unser Sein zwar Macken hat, aber auch lebenswert ist.

    So wie es auf den Buchmessen durchaus lustig sein kann. Wenn man das nicht unwahrscheinliche Gluuck hat, ihn dort zu treffen.

    Annette Roeder

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  • Leadership Seminar

  • 1 April 2012
  • Leadership training has taken on all sorts of new forms...

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  • Oster Aufkleber in der Hörzu

  • 23 March 2012
  • Easter stickers for Germany's biggest TV and Radio listings magazine.

    Nach dem Erflog der Weihnachtsaufkleber vor ein paar Jahren, wurde dieses Jahr die Osterausgabe der Hörzu mit Osteraufklebern von mir geschmückt.

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  • Konferenz der Gruselgeister

  • 16 March 2012
  • A new book with black and white illustrations for young readers, a book about a haunted castles and lots of ghosts...
























    published by Thienemann, Germany ISBN 978-3-401-06576-2

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  • Buchmarkt Artikel, "Deutsch-Britische Bildbeziehungen"

  • 15 March 2012
  • An Article about the difference between the German and the English Picture Book Market. Artists such as Henning Löhlein and Axel Scheffler talk about their experiences.

    by Susanna Wengeler                                 BuchMarkt Heft 3 / 2012 (ISSN 0524-8426)

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  • Hunde Hunde Hunde

  • 22 February 2012
  • A book about dogs with many illustrations of, yes you have guest it...dogs. Published by Gerstenberg Germany.

    Herkunft, Haltung, Rassen, Erziehung, und alles was man sonst schon immer über Hunde wissen wollte.

    Geschrieben von Claudia Toll, in der Serie Lesen Staunen Wissen bei Gerstenberg erschienen, mit vielen Illustrationen von Henning Löhlein.




















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  • Ringo Rabe traut sich was

  • 15 February 2012
  • My first book published by Ravensburger Verlag in Germany!

    Mein erstes Buch bei Ravensburger ist jetzt erschienen, mit Daumenkino unten rechts auf der Seite.

    Viel Spass beim Lesen und Blättern!!

    click to have a look inside

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  • Happy New Year!!

  • 31 December 2011
  • Wherever the journey will take you, enjoy the ride!!

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  • Weihnachten 2011

  • 24 December 2011
  • Merry Christmas!!

    Peace and Love and Sausages...

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  • A Christmas Story

  • 12 December 2011
  • After the success of "Die Weihnachtshäsin" (over 15 000 books sold), here comes a follow up story written by Adriana Dorsett and illustrated by Henning Löhlein.

    It is the day before Christmas and the reindeer have disappeared. Who has chased them away, was it the usual suspect, or someone completly different. A very amusing Christmas story for the whole family. Unfortunatly only available in German at the moment.

    But have a look at some pictures anyway...

    to see more>>

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  • Signage Project

  • 10 November 2011
  • These are the first ideas for a project about Street signs, I am working on at the moment.













    Married Couples only










    Diversion sign













    "Original Horse Stew"













    "We have to stay outside"

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  • German Cartoon Prize

  • 6 November 2011













    Like every year over the last 6 years I spent the weekend in Dresden, Germany, invited to participate in the yearly Cartoon exhibition and the gathering of the best German Cartoonists, all catered for, courtesy of the 'Saeschische Zeitung'. Good to meet old friends and to get to know the new upcoming talents.


















    "It tasts so good" "Don't worry, nobody will notice"

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  • Willy, Mama wollte doch winken!

  • 31 May 2011









    The latest Picture book and the first of a collaboration with Andrea Hensgen, published by Thienemann Verlag, Stuttgart 2011  ISBN 978-3-522-43689-2 (€ 12,95)

    Available only in German (at the moment)

    Mama Huhn hat versprochen, Willy zu winken. Am Morgen und am Mittag. Der Bus fährt zum Kindergarten nämlich an der Eierlikörfabrik vorbei. Dort arbeitet Willys Mama - seit drei Wochen. Willy hält Ausschau. Doch keine Mama, kein Winken! Am Mittag schaut Willy wieder. Denn Willy gibt so schnell nicht auf.

    Willy, ein Küken findet seinen Weg.

    Mummy promised his young chick, Willy, to wave, when the bus to the Kindergarten is going passed the Egg Liquor Factory, where she is working. Willy looks out for it, but nothing. The next day he looks again, nothing again. But Willy doesn't give up easily....

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  • Kleeorg und Kleeopatra

  • 1 March 2011
  • Four leaved glover are bringing luck...or not? For all, who do believe in their luck.

     Ein Buch für alle, die ans Glück glauben,

    Kleeorg und Kleeopatra, eine Geschichte vom Glück

    "Es gibt das Glück, man muß einfach nur daran glauben. davon erzählt Werner Holzwarth mit schnörkellos einfachen Worten in dem herzerfrischenden Büchlein, das Henning Löhlein mit spaßig liebevollen Malereien bebildert."

    Stuttgarter Zeitung 16.2.2011


    to see more

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  • Pixi Buch

  • 22 February 2011
  • I have done my first Pixi Book, a must for every writer and illustrator in Germany. 

    [This is Nr.1814 from Pixi-Serie 201]

    Greta and Honey are the supporters of the girls rabbit football team

    they are drumming up support

    and with some help of the supporters, the girls rabbit team ...... win!! 


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  • Warum ich Dich liebe

  • 14 February 2011

    Published in time for Valentine's Day by Hoffmann&Campe in Hamburg, Germany, "Warum ich dich liebe" (Why I love you) is a gift book for lovers of all ages.
    Having had a very open brief and minimal text to work with, this book gave me the opportunity to explore more collages, and the combination of painting and photography. During the making of it, I was getting worried how the different style approaches would sit next to each other, but having seen the published book now, it seems that the pictures all work quite well together. I discovered and enjoyed a different way of picture making, which hopefully will continue to influence my future work.


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  • Die Oma im Drachenbauch

  • 11 October 2010

    Gudrun Pausewang's new book, with illustration by Henning Löhlein












    The well acclaimed German author Gudrun Pausewang and a grandmother herself, has written some stories

    about modern, witty, alternative grandmothers, beautifully illustrated in black and white by Henning Löhlein.

    to see more, please clikck


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  • Dein kleiner Kummerkiller, das neue Buch von Katja reider, illustriert von Henning Löhlein

  • 8 March 2010
  • Dein kleiner Kummerkiller, die schönste Art ein bisschen Trost zu spenden.





    to se more >>

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  • Gerstenberg Mini Edition

  • 5 February 2010
  • In the year of the Football World Cup, Gerstenberg is publishing "Ganz schön schlau die dumme Sau" as a mini-edition, for only 7,95 Euros. A football story with lots of lucky pigs...

    Have a look inside >>

     ISBN 978-3-8369-5316-0

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  • New Postcards

  • 28 January 2010

    Now even more postcards are available at www.inkognito.de .

    Easy to order online! Check it out!


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  • Eselsohr

  • 11 December 2009

















    This month edition of "Eseslsohr", a Trade Magazine about Children's Books, features a portrait of Henning Löhlein, presenting his work, and his recent books.

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  • Weihnachtsgeschichte von Axel Hacke

  • 4 December 2009
  • And because the Advents stickers went down so well, I illustrated this year's Christmas Story, written by Axel Hacke, for HÖR ZU.

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  • Adventsaufkleber in der HÖR ZU

  • 20 November 2009

  • Adventsaufkleber in der HÖR ZU

    Diese Woche gibt es Adventsaufkleber in der HÖR ZU, illustriert von Henning Löhlein.

    Zum Einstimmen auf's Fest und viel Spass beim kleben!!

    This week in Germany's biggest listening Magazine, seasonal stickers by Henning.

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  • Exhibition in Centrespace Gallerie

  • 7 November 2009
  • Vom 21. November bis 27. November findet in der Centrespace Gallerie eine Ausstellung statt. Bitte zahlreich erscheinen, für den frühen Weihnachtseinkauf!

    Zu sehen sind Arbeiten von Henning Löhlein und anderen Künstlern, die im Centrespace ihre Ateliers haben.

    Exhibition at Cenrespace gallery from 21st november to 27th november by the artists and makers who have their studios upstairs. Come and do some early Christmas shopping.

    Private view friday, 20th november from 6.30 pm until 9.00pm!

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  • New book!

  • 12 October 2009

    Das neue Buch von Henning Löhlein

    ein Bilderbuch ohne Worte

    published by Thienemann, Stuttgart

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