Friday, May 29, 2015


Thursday, May 28, 2015


One of my bigger ambitions is starting a school of comics. I don't think this will actually ever happen, but already twice I've made plans for a curriculum. Lots of basic drawing and writing, an in house offset printing machine...
Wpuld be fun though.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Note to oneself

Absraction is probably the thing I'm going for in this book. Define abstraction.

Getting there

Issue 25 is in a pretty good shape. 7 pages I need to do and then work on the text just a bit and then it's done. Oh, except for the cover. Still, there's a good chance this baby is all done before 6th of June. It has been good to do this kind of an issue for a change... What kind? Sort of...abstract...or... You'll see.


Thursday, May 21, 2015


Haven't been publishing too many photos lately. Partly because what I've been up to hasn't been all that interesting. Or maybe it has...who knows. Anyways, after some calculations it seems that I have 7 full pages left to finish. Today I was mostly lettering these babies. I'm keeping it in 16 pgs although it means I will have to place one page in the back cover. Mmm...what is a bit alarming is that I have the inside covers of issue 24 undone because the pages are with my publisher. It's not a lot of work, but since June is a bit chaotic I would rather finish these as soon as I can.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

What what

Back to work after an extended weekend and it looks like I have 5 pages finished of issue 25 (titled VÄHENEVÄSSÄ VALOSSA ). This is an issue that feels sort of light to do, or at least it felt light before I started for real... But, it's very different from previous issues and that's always good. Yeah.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Family tree


Yes well... Always the new issue gives me pain. Learning to draw for two days now. But getting there, I presume.
Looking at the calender I notice I should have 4 issues done beginning of september. Oh. Even though these forthcoming issues (including the one I just started) should be 16 pgrs, it might be tricky to keep this schedule. Time will tell eventually.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Page 1 issue 25

This week

It's a short one. Issue 25 started out nicely. Club page of issue 24 still undone, though. Can't wait to get to part four of the book. Back to Fu people, and how come? They all died, right? I mean except the few who stayed on Earth. Well, there are things in their history that can now be revealed and those shall be revealed. And quite soon after that we will finally set our feet on LÄSKIMOOSES and learn the deepest secrets of that planet. Excelsior!

Thursday, May 07, 2015


All the plans of mice and men... I had the plan to make next 3 issues 16 pagers, but then all sorts of stuff started to turn up and here I am, once again. BUT just a minute ago I altered my plans slightly and decided to divide issue 25 to two AND now the plan is to make the next FOUR issues 16 pagers. Wonder how this'll go...

Wednesday, May 06, 2015


Surprisingly I moved along quite a bit. Now all I really need to do is the changes to the texts, which is quite time consuming, but... Yes, and then the club page. So, it looks like I could move to issue 25 on friday. And that would be swell.
I've divided this book into parts. Part one ran from issues one to six (?) if my memory serves me right, part two ran from 7 to 14 and now I'm working on part three. And the last issue of part 3 should be issue 27. So, three issues remainig. All and all there are six parts (probably). Part 5 is bit of a special case since it should be all ablut the finnish national epic Kalevala.


Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Close but

One page remaining but what really pains me is the various changes the text requires. Hard to estimate how long that type of work takes. This is the spot when everything seems to be breaking apart, the good drawing and the good writing is scarce, all that I can see is the mistakes. And mistakes are plenty.

Back story

This one character in the book, the one who talks about apes, I've been wondering where he came from. From the start I knew something: he probably was a sailor. During the process I've come to know him a bit more. But yesterday I found out a nice fat piece of new information that I would love to break to you, but it'll have to wait 20 issues.  Let me tell you, I was thrilled when I realized where the scar in his forehead came from. Nuff said

Saturday, May 02, 2015


Yes, went through the pdf of Silvia Regina. That certainly brought back some memories. The book must've been the most demanding I've ever done, at least as far as scanning and that sort of stuff goes. Hans really came through with that one.
Anyways, there's still stuff to do and things to check. Haven't seen the cover yet. And the thing is going to the printer next week. Gee whiz!