Christoph Abbrederis (born in 1961 in Bregenz, Austria, living in Bregenz), who works as a graphic designer and illustrator, has been creating the comics diary called “Das tägliche Scheitern” (Everyday Failure) since 1 January 2004.
Every day he draws an illustration reflecting his own experiences, observations, or impressions gained from media imagery. He developed the main character of his comics already in 1985 when he attended the Academy of Applied Arts. Lying dormant for years, the figure was then revitalized for this project. Every day, replete with “all its depressive aspects of reality, starry-eyed dreaming, and tolerable things in between”, is committed to the sketch pad, and even if the artist doesn’t consider a particular drawing a masterpiece it will be published on the website. The following day, it disappears, and another observation or another instance of everyday failure amuses Internet users—or gives them pause, as the case may be. The artist’s diary holds an ever increasing virtual community spellbound as it is a faithful reproduction of our own mood swings. Everyday failure—a phenomenon repeated over and over again—and the absence of any archived material turn failure into something “light”, into something quite bearable. Tomorrow, after all, is a new day.