Nil Orange (*1968) was born in Upper Palatinate and came to Würzburg 28 years ago. A communication designer by profession, he has also been working as an artist for over 30 years. Exhibitions in Cham, Würzburg and Buenos Aires. His pictures are reminiscent of symbolism and magical realism. He draws and publishes card sets, comics and pictorial narratives and is intensively involved with symbolism. Since 2004 Nil Orange has been keeping a digital sketchbook:

»I want to inspire with my drawings, giving the viewer a new experience.«

Nil Orange draws and signs in Hermkes Romanboutique at the free comic day 2014

At the “Visual Zodiac” presentation in Buenos Aires with Vanesa Maiorana and Alejandro C. Luna

Self-portrait of the artist 2014/2015

About the Artist

Nil Orange lives and works in Würzburg as an artist and designer

1968 born in Roding

1987 Abitur

1988-89 Studies of Mathematics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

1990-96 Studies of Communication Design, FH Würzburg-Schweinfurt

Graduate Designer (FH)


1993   »Arbeiten auf Papier«, Cordonhaus Cham

1999   »Jetzt und endlos«, Café Vielharmonie, Cham

2001   »Der Weg des vierten Königs«, Galerie SOB, Würzburg

2011   Participation at »Kunst, Film, Comic«, Orangerie Würzburg

2013   »Der Zeichner beider Pluto«, Kanzlei Vocke & Partner, Würzburg

2014    Presentation »Visual Zodiac«, Fundación Columbia, Buenos Aires

2014   »Symbolisches«, Town Hall Würzburg

2015   Participation at »FSK 20/15«, Martin-von-Wagner-Museum, Würzburg

2017    »Visual Zodiac«, permanent exhibition at SMI, Würzburg


1997   ICOM Award (best realistic comic)

2013   Most beautiful tram Würzburg (WVV Würzburg)


1995   »Segno«, Graphic Novel, at emu graphix

1996   »Kenne dich selbst«, Comic short story in Sprühende Phantasie

1996   »Walter«, Comic-Series in Promeile

1997   »Die Kuppel«, Comic short story in Promeile

1998   »Der Boiler«, Comic short story in Boiler

2000   »Gallipoli«, Comic, self-published at orange-folio

2005   »Nyx«, Comic-Kurzgeschichte in Panik Elektro

2007   »The Vampire dreams«, Comic-Kurzgeschichte in Heavy Metal

2012   »Matto«, Graphic Novel, self-published at orange-folio

2012   »Seyn«, graphic short story, self-published at orange-folio

2012   »Sentiero«, graphic short story, self-published at orange-folio

2012   »Zywot«, graphic short story, self-published at orange-folio

2013   »Der Zeichner beider Pluto«, short story, self-published

2014   »Visual Zodiac«, Oracle-Deck, self-published at orange-folio

2015   »Orange Luna Tarot«, Oracle-Deck, self-published at orange-folio

2017   »Visual Zodiac Pro«, Oracle-Deck, self-published at orange-folio

2018   »Orange Poker«, Card-Deck, self-published at orange-folio