Robert Spieß, born 1966, Vienna. Artistically autodidact. Drawing, painting, music.


First concerts and exhibitions during the early 80s. Solo comic-mag in street sales 1987-91.


1990ies active as musician. Numerous shows with main band SARDONYX  (Flex, Donauinsel, Rockhaus, Arena...), supporting bands like VADER, OBITUARY, SEPULTURA  and many more.

Organization of Viennese Metalfestival-series orig. ZOMBIEZIRKUS at  Arena/Vienna 1997-99.

After  breakup of the band in 2000 briefly tattoo artist, then

focus on painting. Exhibitions in Vienna, Prague and Paris.

2014-17 DnB-metal project THE SONYX. New comix again

since 2018. 2019 foundation of TIAFE GSCHICHTN, Comic magazine featuring international artists. Presentations @

VIENNA COMIX, VIENNA COMIC CON, SLASH-FILMFESTIVAL, FANZINEIST VIENNA etc. New full-color cartoon magazine "Die AFFENPOST" out spring 2023.


Comics & cartoons: TIAFE GSCHICHTN   



The old band: SARDONYX