I dislike specifications such as hair or eye colour, gender, weight and
the like, since they can change daily (yes, even the gender! at times
I rather feel like a canadian lumberjack, so what! I do have two x-chromosomes,
which is in fact okay, but once a month I hate them).
Born on July 29th 1972 in Vienna and still living there.
Interests: numerous and with changing preferences
renaissance, pref. secular music; opera in general, pref. concert
performances; Bach; Mozart (I'll never grow tired of Figaro); Schubert;
Erik Satie (I admit it, more for his eccentricity than his music); Schostakovitsch;
traditional jazz (1920s to 1940s), yet I'm no expert; German ballroom
and popular music from the same period;
after 1950s only punctuous, varies from time to time, for ex. 1970s
rock music (Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Jethro Tull), David Bowie,
Klaus Nomi, Danny Elfman (and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo),
Tiger Lillies, Bobby Goldsboro, Marilyn Manson (only his CD's, I've
seen his life performance and couldn't care less about it);
Actually, the only music I REALLY don't like is anything Techno, Rave
and that kind of noise. Because you can't just listen to it (and who in
his right mind would!), you have to move/dance to it. And this is none
of my interests.
About my work:
Drawing was present to me from the beginning though not an outstanding
talent. It might have turned out as one but never was supported (not even
by myself, so I'm not accusing anybody in that matter).
After I graduated from highschool I wanted to study arts but after a
few despicable attempts to compile my portfolio I resigned.
I wanted to persue some creative activity though, so I tried several different
courses of studies like dramatics or fashion design which all turned out
as failures - exept for bringing me the insight that cartooning was the
one thing that really worked well for me. I also understood why
painting wouldn't have done so - because I want to tell stories, not only
capture one single moment in a frame.
To the day, I do not understand myself as an artist in the usual sense
of the word but as a story-teller. If I had the talent of expressing myself
literarily or musically, I suppose I would resign drawing, since writing
is much faster and music touches the soul in a more direct way. Real satisfaction,
however, only comes while I'm drawing, so I suppose I'll stick with it.
I am not in the least unhappy with it - I simply wanted to stress the
small difference between myself and the common artist.
It is not too easy to make a living of one's art yet, which is
the reason behind the numerous vocational trainings I attended even after
my glorious self-knowledge. That, and my never ending curiosity.
US-Cartoons from the 1930s and 1940s (Warner Bros, Fleischer etc.)
very few Comics and if, mostly american anti- or half-heroes like
horror movies; once more Lon Chaney; Vincent Price; Tim Burton
German talkies (movies from the 1930ies), esp. by and with Willi
american sitcoms (probably heaviest influence concerning the way
and development of plots)
cartoon-shows on TV from the 1980s and 1990s (most of all Beetlejuice)
I don't really like to sign my work, therefore often forget it. From
1990 to 1999 I've had different initials every year, some pictures are
signed with my alternative name "Winston C.", most have no signature
The name "Rinzicka" is copyrighted by French/German tv-station
arte. They supplied me their monthly TV guide to that name for
about one year.
The pictures' contents are tendentiously depressing, disturbing (at least
I hope so!), still, there is no danger as soon as blood is spilled. True
horror lies within commonness. And nostalgia.
again C.T.A. (this time genetic engineering and molecular
biology, namely I'm performing microinjection and growing cell cultures,
also I did a bit of tutoring for a student's practical course at the
beginning of 2004)