Thursday, June 20, 2024

Book 2


 

Estimating that I have 15 pgs left to do, not counting the forepages. Then filling in gaps here and there, polishing texts, making changes. Then, maybe, ready for the printer June 2025.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Looking

Looking for French, English, German, Spanish publishers for these and OTHER books. Find me from instagram.
Nuff said






 

Tragedies

 I do tragedies but you're probably not getting it

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Monday, June 17, 2024

Friday, June 07, 2024

This book

 This book is really taking some time to finish, but printing will start 1st of July. Nuff said




Monday, June 03, 2024

Much

 Haven't done much.

Lined up

 Ok, so: Ateneum book one almost done, book two coming out next year. As is the Sirkusprinsessa book. Apart from those two I have four book lined up only waiting for funding to start the process. So it goes.

Saturday, June 01, 2024

B.E.M. series


 Basically I feel I should've had a book out annually and some of these "books" are quite small and/or actually no books at all. With some luck I could still get two books out this year, but money is an issue, material is there but need to be scanned and all and printed. Still 30 books in 32 years is not that bad...

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Ah reckon

 Ah reckon there is only one really good literary editor of comics in Finland.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Calculating

 Done some calculating and looks like I've been proceeding with the rate of 3 pgs in a month for the last 3 years. However, I'm not counting the other projects I've been preoccupied with, only the Ateneum book. And, yes, three years from when I started the book. I sort of estimate it'll get faster, not much faster, but a bit faster. Whether it does or not I expect to be done with this one in spring 2027.

Sinking Ateneum

 The plan is that there will be 4 books of 64 pages. I have various plotlines, maybe too many. The one that I enjoy the most is the, let's call it love story. Pretty down to earth kinda story of two people meeting etc. Although it's not really a love story. Anyways.

Then there are the bigger two conspiracy kind of stories revolving around the legacy of Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Each with their individual twists and turns. 

What I'm trying to figure out is whether I will reveal  the actual outcomes of these stories, or just leave them hanging. I'm tempted to do just that.

When I was starting the book I knew I would need a secret or secrets that could then be little by little revealed, or left unrevealed. After working on the book like, let's say four years, I certainly have secrets. Most of the secrets will be hinted to already in the first book that will come out Fall 2024. 

I have influences for my Ateneum, certainly. D.F. Wallace's tennis academy for one, but also Hogwarts and why not dr Xavier's school for gifted youngsters. 

Really curious to see how this one will play out.

Excelsior!

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Bit

 Started to feel a bit enthusiastic of the Ateneum book so what gives?

Friday, May 24, 2024

Second

 Second collection of small short stories. Looks like it's going to be 192 pages if everything goes as planned. Should be out in 2025, like second book of Ateneum whether you want it or not. Be it as it may, I don't want likes. Keep them in a safe place for further use.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Healthy

 Only healthy stance to media attention and publicity is that of Thomas Pynchon's. Just saying.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Prefer

 I think I'm starting to prefer Erato to Harmonia mundi, but it's a difficult choice.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Manuscript circle

 I been running the manuscript circle at the comics center here in Helsinki for some, who knows how many, years. The original idea was to provide editorial assistance to people in the middle of a larger comics project. My role is not that major, the group carries it mostly. Anyways anyways the format has been succesful. Participants are a heterogenic lot, just the way I like it. Results have been good. 12 students, each working on their individual projects, each working with their own individual goals. We'll keep on going

Friday, April 19, 2024

Doubts

 I have way over 100 pages done of the Ateneum book. At this stage Läskimooses was on a pretty solid ground while this book is almost daily on the stage of toppling down and not rising back. At the same time I keep coming up with cool stuff to add to the book, even while writing this. So what gives? What certainly plays a part is the fact that I published two books last year and the response was minimal and mostly lukewarm. Basically I expect the same for this book too. So why bother?

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Problem

 In order to be able to decline the so called Sarjisfinlandia-prize, one would first have to win it. So this is a problem.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Likely unlikely

 The book I've been working for 4 years has proven sort of difficult. Difficult in the way that I'm planning to cancel it on a weekly basis. Part one should be coming out in the Fall but I'm not sure if I want to.

Friday, April 05, 2024

A school of my own

 Occasionally I start to feel I should start a school of my own. School of comics. And definitely, if I would get the funding, I would do it. For so many reasons, but mostly to see what I really can do. And the challenge.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Plotting

 I have now something like 100 finished pages for my Sinking Ateneum book. The book is a complex mess of intervining plots. Every character has a story arch, but not all of them will be told. The first book is coming out Fall 2024, book two one year from that. Plotting plotting... hard to say which of these plotlines are MAJOR. Maybe none. 

Friday, March 29, 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Lazy

 Im too lazy to put images of the books Ive done to internnet. Luckily Ingemar did...

https://www.facebook.com/660109016/posts/pfbid02jXWMFzQFVYDy4xFRwH4rks5GdYxaHuuYBj13FjtqKHkofJoK4UM9VP13h4rmuukUl/?app=fbl

Friday, March 15, 2024

Probability

 I think there is a good probability that I will not publish anything from my so called Ateneum book. For so many reasons.

Saturday, March 09, 2024

Läskiversum

 For various reasons I've been reminded of mine and Hans's plan to create a Läskiversum of comic books. At the time we didn't manage to get additional funding and money was tight anyways. We did manage to bring out Tappavat kädet by Leo Kuikka miniseries and that was pretty awesome in itself. 

But I haven't abandoned the idea and would definitely jump to any opportunity to make this happen. 

In the latest stage the idea was to create six spin-off series for Läskimooses. Each would've had a different genre: romance, western, horror... you name it. All the comic books would somehow to be tied together, but in some unstable and strange manner. Sort of our version of Marvel Universe. 

Well... more I continue with Sinking Ateneum series, the more I realize it's also somehow happening in a same universe. Gallen-Kallela goes to Africa to look for the original Kaleva land, the original undistilled humanity AND ofcourse ends up finding Koto, the origins of Finnish people. 

More to come.

Excelsior


The plan

 The plan is: read Septology by Fosse

Thursday, March 07, 2024

Here and now

 Here and now.

Wouldn't mind seeing something FRESH in Finnish comics. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

One

 One of the best Läskimooses related ideas we had was to launch six miniseries comic books. We only managed to do one: Tappavat kädet by Leo Kuikka. The plan was that all the action in the comic books would take place in LÄSKIVERSE meaning that somehow the story/stories would be tied to the main story and each other. But not in any stable manner. After all the narrators in the main story can't really be trusted. It's hard or even impossible to say what is the TRUTH in their fictional world. And with a further twist each series was supposed to be in a different genre: romance, western, superhero, horror, crime... But when we didn't get the funding we eventually had to bury the plan. Many things happened, Hans got out of publishing, Hans got back in. Now I notice I'm starting to dig up this old idea. Back in the day I was planning to ask people like Suvi Ermilä and Essi Nieminen to join. They are still on my list. 

I have ideas, but you can't get far with ideas. At one stage I was thinking of starting a Suomaa comic book to conclude the Suomaa saga and have a side series done by someone else. Also a book series of pictureless comics has been planned. Yeah so, time will come when I apply for a funding for some of these projects. I'm serious, always serious.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Will/wont

 I have some projects going. Doubt that I will finish any of them.

-Suomaa book done, disappointment. Book 2: Have 70 pgs good action pre-written. Probably not starting on these any day too soon

-part 2 to Tii petti. Mostly done, will conclude summer 2024. Asema wants to publish. We'll see. Minor disappointment.

-part 3 to Tii petti. Concept ready, could start writing summer 2025 or sooner

-Ateneum book 2, will have to be done since over 30 pgs done already. Disappointment most likely.

-Ateneum 3 and 4 planned to conclude the story. Liking the characters but uncertain if will go on.

-all the other projects that I mentioned before

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Wish

 I have 2 books going. Like going for real. Meaning I have pgs I actually am working on and all that. And then there are the other books that are going in a different way. Like they are in the process. Meaning colors need to be done, or the ldy out, or the design. Wish I had an epiphany. Some sense of...direction. 

Friday, December 29, 2023

Looks very much

 Looks very much like 5 books coming out next year and going unnoticed haha. But besides these I have 3 that are very close of being finished, just have to finish them (not counting ateneum book two). But why bother. Even though there isn't much more than 1 months work, even hard work, it's quite discouraging working 4 a void. So, don't know.