I created this illustration and - as a first for me - also animation (see below) for Neue Zürcher Zeitung. The article by Nils Pfändler and Fabian Baumgartner, which can be read here (in German) is about the increase in violence between fans of the two competing soccer clubs in Zürich. Extreme violence between fans or even sometimes fans and innocent third parties might erupt suddenly anywhere in the city.
In the last months, I saw how other people attempted to animate drawings of mine. I am aware, that there is quite some technical challenge to overcome when animating a finished image. Nevertheless, I was not so happy with the results. I started to think more about the issue.
I think just adding some movement to a drawing for movement's sake is pointless. Ideally, the animation adds to the experience of the drawing, or even adds other layers of meaning. In this animation, I like how the role of the woman in the center becomes more poignant. How would it feel to suddenly witness a scene like that, and a moment later you are questioning what you have just seen?
Below some sketches.