Monday, 26 April 2010

SPX10 Stockholm in Retrospect

I left Stockholm in glorious sunshine and the Small Press Expo fair still going for another hour, but it was in a sense of victory. This weekend has been simply awesome.

We arrived Friday, had the release party for the book (Swedish Comic Sin ) and we were delighted to be met with curiosity and just an air of positivity to the book. It was perfect and for me, quite exciting!

I was later invited by my old Comic School teacher, Gunnar Krantz, to a dinner together with Natalia and Catarina Batista, there we met some really interesting people such as Leo Sandberg who have been working on games and movies (such as 9 by Tim Burton and Mirror's Edge) as a concept artist. That was truly a great experience.

Me and Amanda Hakim lived at her uncle's place, a fun man with a sweet family that felt almost like family, it was great.

Saturday we started by finish setting up the table and started selling our fanzines and books even before the table were fully set and the fair even opened, We sold VERY well the first day and nearly just as well the second day. I sold all that I had left of my personal copies of my Birger Jarl comic (yay) as well ^^! Met great artist such as Stef Gaines, Lisa Medin, Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom, Maria Fröhlich, Peter Madsen, and about a million more. All of the people selling were either the actual creators of the comics or the people publishing their things. It was all people from the "business" so to say, I loooove that knowledge.

Day two, Sunday that is, was pretty much Saturday only not as stressed. It was sweet to see all the people being delighted by SCS and see the last of my Birger to get sold. All of it was.

I know I am going next year as well. For sure.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

I was in today's newspaper (Sunday 21st of March)!

It's in Swedish only sadly.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Oh gods, I never update here, I have to fix that.

So lately I have been doing comics and commissions. Spending my time mostly at home and going very little else. I've drawn a comic about Birger Jarl for a publisher called "Kultur Poolen", they've published several stories about Swedish historic characters.

After that I've worked with a project for an anthology with erotic comics from about 10 Swedish comic artists (in English, of course) called "Swedish Comic Sin". My submission for the anthology can be read on my FA (not safe for work).

The cover for my sex comic.

And now I am working on a short comic for a fanzine.

It's a short story about a Victorian maid in a alternative Victorian Steampunk England.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

The Book of Kells

I found this random link to a trailer to something called "Brandon and the Secret of Kells" some month or so ago and decided today to check it again... and in the process I found a full movie link.

I had little expectations for this film, it seemed pretty, that was pretty much it... And it was far more. A sweet and gripping story about the making of the Book of Kells (seriously update your history if you don't know what THAT is).

The film is made in a sort of Samurai Jack style that were popular on Cartoon Network, only... it is beautiful.

The story is about the boy Brandon who lives within the walls of Kells, a fortress in the building and he has never been outside the walls. One day a monk and his cat comes to the place with a treasure beyond their dreams, the unfinished illuminated book of Iona. He speaks of Northmen that came and destroyed his former home and he had to flee to Kells in order to save the book.

Amazed by the book Brandon soon start to hang out with the old monk and gets a mission from the man... Pick some berries from an oak tree (most likely mistletoe berries) out in the forest to make emerald green ink for the book. At first Brandon refuses yet after a while he decides to go for it anyway and off he goes into the forest.

This is where the magic starts. He meets the faerie Aisling, whom he befriends, and she helps him find the berries. A lot of things happens after that... things I will let you see for yourself.

I can really recommend seeing this film once it is out (It's released in March) it is definitely worth it!

Here's the film's site...

Saturday, 13 June 2009

New fashion isn't all that new... it's the 80ties all over again.

So... I and my friends went out to find a dress for my friend for her brother's graduation... And damn, what the hell is up with the fashions these days? As a person who wear what I like and don't really care about popular fashion I haven't kept up with what's "in" at the moment... and thank the Gods for that.

We started off by going to H&M which usually have SOMETHING nice to get (like leggings or whatever) and what do we see the moment we get into the store if not these HORRIBLE flowery granny dresses that make you look pregnant if you wear them. I mean WTF? All three of us just stared in horror at the dresses and then went into the store to see if it got better...

But it didn't.

As we got inside we saw even uglier flowery dresses and blouses... And the other stuff in there? 80ties is all I say.

Bloody 80ties! Piss-yellow skirts and shirts, horrible sparkly dresses with ugly prints on them... shit I saw my mother wear during the 80ties.

I am sorry, but the 80ties was a decade of fashion disasters. I mean seriously... 80ties shorts? *shudders* I saw a pair.

And back to the dresses... no matter what we tried on for my friend it looked like a pregnancy-dress. I felt sorry for her... eventually we figured out we would either go check out a second-hand store and if we didn't find anything there she would use an old dress she haven't used for a while and fit it for her. (she've lost weight ^^)

So she ended up using something she bought years ago.

I am thankful for not following the fashions and keeping to my own personal style.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Fanart for Åsa

Åsa Ekström's characters from her upcoming book "Sayonara September" (A story about a girl who starts a comic school and her life at that school). Check out her homepage.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Sci-fi convention, Christopher Judge and moving.

Well... We (Robin, Catta, Fanny and I) went to the Sci-fi Convention here in Malmö to check out the cool stuff and such. And see if we could sneak some photos of the stars that were there. ( Anthony Daniels (C-3po for those that don't know), Edward Furlong (John Connor, T2) Christopher Judge (Teal'c in StarGate SG-1) And Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw massacre))

We came around 1pm and stood in line to get in. While we did so We saw this HUGE black guy standing in line for the bathroom and people were asking him to take pictures... I barely noticed it until my friend said she needed to go to the bathroom and my friends pointed out that that was probably Mr Judge himself. I stared for a moment and then my eyes widened in shock. It WAS him. Excited as I were I (at the insisting of Catta) went up to him when he returned from the bathroom and asked if I could take a picture of him. And he said yes. *HAPPY* I was so giddy the rest of the time.
Then later when we got in and walked around a bit my other friend (who had helped around the place) gave me her signed photo of Mr Judge and even let me have it dedicated to me. I was SO happy!Later that day me and Robin went to our common friend's birthday party. It was great and we managed to honour Earth Hour as well.

It was all great fun. ^^On Saturday the 4th of April, I will move to Lund. I will most likely have my internet instantly since I am moving in with a friend, Natalia. So I will have closer to my friends, closer to my girlfriend, Nat and in general a better environment then the one that's here. (considering they've been having small riots for weeks now.)

It will be great to move... and my father is coming down to help me. Which is also great. He didn't need to, but he does anyway. ^^ So... I'll get a new place to live and get to see my father in the same day.

Life is goooooood.