in 1989 the merchandise for the comic strip- and TV-series THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF THE DUCK ALFRED J.KWAK boomed. at times there were about 400 articles on the market. HARALD SIEPERMANN and I could hardly follow up with all the extra illustrations we had to finish as well as the corrections of illustrations from merchandise clients illustrators. for a while it was not fun at all. and sometimes some of our own favorite ideas got shelved, like a calendar – some of the calendar sheets below.