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...