"Selbsthaendig" is a book for up and coming illustrators. It takes a close look at the creative process of illustration and the challenges beyond. Over the course of a year, I visited many well-known illustrators in their studios and conducted interviews in which they talk about their very own way into self-employment. I explain distinctive features of the German and international market and give advice on payment, contracts and insurance. The book can be bought online from amazon or itunes.