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My name is Manuel Kilger. I grew up in Bavaria, where I still live today with my small family. After studying illustration in Nuremberg, I started my career as a freelance illustrator.

I work for various clients like magazines, children's book publishers, advertising agencies, network stations, games companies and many more. Additionally I've been working part-time as an art director for kurzgesagt - in a nutshell. I also regularly exhibit nationally and internationally in various galleries, e.g. in New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Paris.

My personal work is often influenced by the pop culture of the 80s and 90s. I love attention to detail and like to hide funny or ironic references in my illustrations.

I am always open to discovering new areas for myself. For me it is particularly exciting to experiment with new styles and thus meet the exact requirements of each project.

About Manuel Kilger


Amazon, BOOM! Studios, Bottleneck Gallery, Büchergilde Gutenberg, Cartoon Network, Chimera, Clone Magazin, Dark Horse Comics, Electronic Arts, Flaunt, Framily, Freistil, Gallery1988, Geolino, Grabarz und Partner, Heimat Hamburg, Athesia Kalenderverlag, Hero Complex Gallery, Jazam!, Kaweco, In a nutshell - kurzgesagt, Legas Delaney, Light Grey Art Lab, Lukas Lindemann Rosinski, Moccu, MTV Germany, Newgrounds, Nickelodeon, Oetinger Verlag, Red Bull, RTL, Rovio, Siemens, Sony, SPIL Games, Spirit Link, Studio Ü, TH Georg Simon Ohm Nürnberg, Tigermedia, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen,, VW, YouTube, ZDF, ...


Three by Three Illustration Annual No. 15
Three by Three Illustration Annual No. 14
Then/Now: Childhood Revisited Volume 1
Then/Now: Childhood Revisited Volume 2
WIO – World Illustration Awards 2018 Annual
Applied Arts – 2018 Photography & Illustration Annual
Communication Arts – Illustration Annual 58
Hiii Illustration –> have a look!
Kulturportal Bayern –> Link
Temp Magazin #2 –> have a look!
The Game 5/2015 –> have a look!
Curt Magazine 12/2013 –> have a look!
Every Day is Play –> have a look!
The Fifth Element Artbook –> have a look!
Girls: Fact or Fiction –> have a look!
In Places –> have a look!
Freistil 5 –> have a look!
Interview with Light Grey Art Lab –> Link
Adam Male Blog –> Link –> Link
Page online –> Link
Page #10.2013
Geek Art - Volume 2 –> have a look!
Metallab #4 –> have a look!


red dot design award 2009
Hiii Illustration 2015 International Competition, Best of the Best
3x3 No. 11, Pro Show, Honorable Mention 2015
3x3 No. 14, Pro Show, Merit, 2017
3x3 No. 15, Pro Show, Merit, 2018
Communication Arts, 58th Annual Illustration Competition, Award of Excellence, 2017
Communication Arts, 60th Annual Illustration Competition, Shortlist, 2019
iJungle Illustration Award 2017, Merit
AIO, World Illustration Awards 2018, Shortlist
Applied Arts, 2019 Illustration Awards, Winner
Applied Arts, 2018 Illustration Awards, Winner
Applied Arts, 2021 Illustration Awards, Winner
Tommi Award, 2018,
JIA Illustration Award, 2019, Bronze Award
GoSee Award 2019, Merit


2023NES Show |
Los Angeles, USA
202290s Art Show |
Los Angeles, USA
David Fincher Tribute Show |
Los Angeles, USA
202150 Years of Willy Wonka Art Show |
Los Angeles, USA
2020A Flux in Time Art Show |
Glendale, USA
Mallrats Anniversary Art Show |
Los Angeles, USA
201990s Art Show |
Los Angeles, USA
2018Crazy4Cult Art Show |
Los Angeles, USA
Super Mario Art Show |
New York, USA
Gallerie Summertime Art Show |
Vicenza, Italy
World Illustration Awards 2018 exhibition |
London, Great Britain
10 Jahre Rotopol @ Neurotitan |
Berlin, Germany
Idiot Box 2018 |
Los Angeles, USA
2017Das große Granteln |
Nuremberg, Germany
30 Years Later |
Los Angeles, USA
Zerbröckelt & Geklaubt |
Nuremberg, Germany
Huldufolk Exhibition |
Minneapolis, USA
Electric Dreams |
Los Angeles, USA
2016Mystery Show #3: The Inventor’s Collection |
Kassel, Germany
Hiii Illustration Exhibition – Beijing Design Week 2016 |
Hangzhou City, China
30 Years Later |
Los Angeles, USA
Mystery Show |
Munich, Germany
The Power of Mattel |
Los Angeles, USA
Cartoon Network en Amarillo, Azul y Rojo Art Show |
Burbank, USA
2015Iceland Residency Exhibition |
Minneapolis, USA
Mystery Show #2: The Traveller’s Collection |
Kassel, Germany
Guillermo Del Toro Art Show |
Los Angeles, USA
No Ghost Logos |
Burbank, USA
2014R-Rated Memories Show |
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Great Personality |
Minneapolis, USA
Hellboy Tribute Art Show |
Los Angeles, USA
New York, USA
Popeye 85th Anniversary Official Art Show |
Los Angeles, USA
Skate or Die Exhibition |
Minneapolis, USA
Los Angeles, USA
Mystery show #1 |
Sofia, Bulgarien
Mystery show - The Forester‘s Collection |
Kassel, Germany
2013Deadspace Art Show |
Paris, France
Made in Asia |
Brüssel, Belgium
Game of Thrones - Ice and Fire |
Paris, France
In Places Art Show |
Minneapolis, USA
Rolemodels Art Show |
Minneapolis, USA
2012Night of the Exquisite Corpse |
Minneapolis, USA
Tarot, Mystics and Occult Art Show |
Minneapolis, USA
Girls: Fact or Fiction Art Show |
Minneapolis, USA
Sevilla, Spain


mail is the best way to reach me.

Bürgermeister-Keckl-Straße 11
92364 Deining
+49 (0) 176 80135546

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