Teatime for a Universe – Cartoons by Lawrence Grimm: About this Collection

Explore over 100 single panel illustrations and other works on the life and times of a Universe full of creatures and coincidences. It is scribbled by Australian-German-Swiss cartoonist, Student Academy Award finalist and nature lover Lawrence Grimm.

Life, love, loops and loners: It‘s all about hopes – fantasy, the breeze of ease – slopes – the yearning for meaning, the lost in space syndrome – and a Universe having a cup of tea. The cartoons show people going about their daily routine as well as floating through dream zones. When dancing in spirals or suffering moments of loneliness they spark moments of joy and set out on a journey in search of happiness. Wonders nestle in the big wide world and in the soil of a houseplant.

A cartoonist's life...
Awards for film projects
Photo Documentarium
Hug a rainbow for LGBTs
Click for OceanCare
Facts and Figures
Selfie with Iggie and Birdie

Lawrence Grimm's cartoon Universe at a Glance:

  • Teatime for a Universe consists of hundreds of finished or sketched single panel cartoons – it's mostly one world, one story in one image.
  • The cartoons often reflect each other, some grow into comic strips or even 3D robots. Longer stories are planned. The cartoons appear online and in exhibitions. Future goals are booklets, newspapers....
  • The cartoons deal with the big "universal" and small "everyday-teatime" themes of life, love, loops and loners.
  • The cartoons, in the tradition of english philosophical, melancholical or black humor, are funny and sad, modest and mad.
  • The cartoonist Lawrence Grimm started scribbling "Teatime for a Universe" in Zurich, Switzerland in 2003. One day, he wishes to sail over the Atlantic and visit NY in order to eat a NY cheese cake in a coffee shop while scribbling cartoons.
  • Lawrence Grimm loves to float over paper while diving into worlds. He loves to tell stories of wonders and giant monsters with single strokes on pages of small sketch books.
  • When Lawrence Grimm was small, he held a petal of an orange flower towards the sky.
    It started glowing. Just like that, the drawing paper seems to glow, when he scribbles, and he's happy (okay maybe he's hallucinating,-)

Flip through a notebook and see how cartoons are sketched before they reach their final stage:

A typical notebook page
The Zurich Strapazin-Atelier, where Lawrence Grimm works cartoonist and also as Publishing Manager for the Strapazin Comic Magazin

*Swiss German "Those who wonder"