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.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Monday, December 07, 2015
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
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
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
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.
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
Monday, November 02, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
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!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
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.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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...