Thursday, December 31, 2015

Some people

Some people maybe are sure Läskimooses is coming out as a book.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


The year was ok. I kept the schedule and the story proceeded. Today I calculated that it's still going to be 48 issues all and all approximately. Maybe 49, probably not 51. Those are the figures. 19 issues remain if the calculations are right. Strangely I feel issue 29 was a new beginning, the actual beginning. Maybe it was, I don't care.

Saturday, December 19, 2015


My perspective to what I do is that it is not really mine. It's just something that comes through me. This causes sometimes problems. Earlier I wanted to leave my name out of my books and it always became too big an issue. Sometimes I used mister Matti Hagelberg in order to create this alternate persona, this creator to the work. I mainly just want to work.

Spin offs

I have very rough first ideas for several spin off series. Three of these only require funds to get them started. Already know who I want to ask to write & draw these. So: funds... And I have a thing I would like to try. We wait...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


All of my books. The books I've done the book I'm working on. And am I getting any closer to..? Sometimes, occasionally. After Läskimooses maybe,
maybe something


Portraits? I do portraits. It's not expensive. I need the practise and money doesn't hurt. Economy series portraits, marker on scraperboard 15x15cm 500€ a piece. Poster series portraits 15x22 1000€. Poster series portraits can also be printed into a giant size two color poster (500 copies) for added 700€.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Issue 30 just starting

Which means (or should mean) that less than 20 issues remain. Estimate is 7 issues in a year, but since I don't yet have a grant for next year, no promises, not yet. It might be a tough year ahead.

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Yes well, it's finished. Issue 29 & in issue 30 I will get back to Mars after a longer break. Some trouble with my plans to do a book for LDC. Hope it'll all be solved.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

How many

How many spin offs would be good? I think I have ideas for 5 so I would have to say: ten. This will have to wait til we get the funding.

Lethal hands

Lethal hands, the first Läskimooses spin off, drawn and written by Leo Kuikka is at printers. Meanwhile I have a fairly decent idea of what will take place in parts 2&3 of this 4 part mini-series. Lots of fun making up stuff for this one.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Coming along

There's this book coming along that I made with Riikka Ala-Harja and I've been working on the cover and title pages and such. Book should be out in the spring from LIKE.  Looks promising at this particular stage. Nuff said.

Sunday, November 29, 2015


A motherlode of illustrations sized 10x10cm, priced 400€. Too various to post here

All these

All these and more. Now available. 1000€ unframed, 1500 € framed

Saturday, November 28, 2015

In Finnish

Olen opetuksieni yhteydessä osallistunut monien suomalaisten sarjakuvateosten kustannustoimittamiseen. Teen tätä mielelläni. Mikäli teoksesi on kriittisessä pisteessä ja kaipaat lukijaa ja neuvoja autan mielelläni. Ensimmäinen tapaaminen 50€. Siitä eteenpäin sopimuksen mukaan.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Pages from Kekkonen

Sizes of the pages are around 19x19cm, all done on Essdee scraperboard. I know I should add pics here... One-pagers for sale. Also longer pieces, why not.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The thing

This is the thing: I'm selling single page stories from my Kekkonen book. At this stage none is sold. 1000€ a piece. Inquiries mattihagelberg(at)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


If my calculations serve me right, I have 5 working days before issue 29 is finished.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

On its way

Issue 29 now written more or less. Requires drawing. Next week next week

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Not a good day. Usually I'm able to save any page but today the back cover just started to go so wrong that finally I tore it to pieces. Plan was solid enough: a pair for the nude male soldier in issue 28. Now I don't even know I want to do it. But I got issue 29 going ok. It's text based, nothing much to draw.

Fun while it lasted

Thursday, November 05, 2015


Currently working on a strip to honor Sibelius. Not too familiar with his work. Kullervo is a great piece that Ive actually listened to. So I do the strip based on Kullervo. I do have a plan for a longer Kullervo piece too, but that'll have to wait until Läskimooses is finished. The strip is  a bit slower work than Läskimooses so I only managed to finish 2 panels of the 6 today, but the remaining 4 shouldnt take more than a day and half. Anyways, the strip is called KULLERVO WARS.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015


Having now finished issues 27&28 I now need to decide whether to do the ilta-sanomat strip or the extra material for the forthcoming yleisönosasto -book or start with the so called annual for Le Dernier cri OR, what i really want to do, start issue 29. Crap... Decisions

Friday, October 30, 2015

We have issues


Basically all that remains of issue 28 is the color for backcover. Still need to go through the material and all that, but basically it's all done.
The plan is to get 7 issues out each year and now it looks possible. BUT: before I can move on to issue 29 I have to do a two-row strip for Ilta sanomat & do some extra material for a forthcoming collection of the yleisönosasto comic I did with Riikka Ala-Harja some while back. AND the first Läskimooses spin off comic book is under way. Drawn and written by Leo Kuikka this mini series brings a new angle to the main story.

And almost I forgot the Le Dernier Cri book I'm to do or at least to get started with. Boy!

Friday, October 23, 2015


Issue 28 almost done. Couple of pages still require some work and the collages need to be glued together. And i need to go through all the pages and see if all's in order. Started to work with the collages today:

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Found a piece to this puzzle I am working on. A piece I didn't know was missing.

From time to time

From time to time I notice I've written something I find is not quite right and then I have to think out a way to incorporate that into the story. Usually this means an extra issue. AND this just happened. I could also perhaps wait until the thing is all finished, but then again...there's something these sort of things bring to the writing. When I was starting this thing I was thinking a lot about telling stories at a campfire and how they form and change during time until they become stagnated to something fixed. And then I was thinking of doing something which was opposed to this and to keep the story "alive" for as long as possible. And to surprise even myself with this thing.
In the end the story will then be fixed, but with any luck the joints will show and it'll have this clear history of becoming. Maybe.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Slow down

Things seem to always slow down at this stage. One pg left to do, then color to front cover, then club page. And the 2-3 text additions/corrections. Agh I just want to be done with this issue.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Some of my favorite backcovers

What's yours?


Just finished the final panel of issue 27. Or not quite, I still need to do 2 pages of that guy who interrupts the story from time to time...the Interruptor. And then the few corrections additions to the text. Otherwise it's pretty much done. And now I need to start thinking how I will get this thing to Lahti.

Monday, September 28, 2015


Back from St Petersburg and work kept piling up during my visit. I went eastwards to launch my book Kekkonen in Russian and the trip wasn't a disappointment. Everything went extremely well: the book was launched and the exhibition with Katja Tukiainen was opened at Taiga. Everyone was nice and helpful. I think Boomfest is one of the best festivals in the world.
And now I'm back to work. 3 actual pages left to do of issue 27 and some texts, not too much. And in my mail the material for #26 to go through. Among other things...

Reading through issue 27

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Among other things

Among other things I have today pondered what my publisher needs to do in case of my death to bring this book to conclusion.

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Issue 27: 11 pages to do, cover done, backcover done. This should be finished last week of september. Unfortunately somewhat behind of the schedule. October: issue 28. November: the so called Annual.