Saturday, April 30, 2016

As it is

I felt that I'm sort of at loss with issue 31 & 32, but then I started writing issue 32 and suddenly once more I started to feel I'm on the track. And I am. There's real pain and suffering coming up.
Yeah, but, yeah... Sorry to say looks like 55 issues...crap...who needs this. 2 days to finish issue 30.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


I'm set financially until October and maybe longer. Läskimooses is not really bringing in any money, but I got a grant from Taike that'll help me not to worry too much during the summer. And I'll continue teaching.
But what makes me wonder is this: is Läskimooses too long project to be funded on grants? I mean it might start to look like a scam... Or something. And also: while it is not "finished" it won't be getting any reviews. Although it has gotten a couple very nice ones... So the  project that is now over 700 pages is in danger of turning invisible. And taken for granted. And I'm not sure if people realize that the story actually has an ending and it is approaching. Sometimes a bit slowly, but still. And I know the numbers don't look too good. The project  has now been going on for 4 years 4 months, it will continue for 4 more years, the explanations& additions book will take another year AND we have less than 100 readers. Something doesn't add up.
Oh, I know that some are waiting the book to come out and that's ok. Ofcourse. But the thing is that this is not that kind of project. The book, if it'll come out, will be a side product of the process. When it comes out the thing will be over already and the book is the epitaph. Yes well...
Point is I worry a bit. Not too much. But I'm considering whether I should apply a grant for some other project. But it's hard to say. All and all not much is said. Some people seem to like Läskimooses and I have a feeling I'm onto something.  But how is the project seen from the outside? Anyone?

Friday, April 15, 2016


It was a shitty week and I want a refund


Got my hands on the fresh book by me and Riikka Ala-Harja. Literary themes from here and there. Soon in bookstores. Made the design a bit on the typographical side, but maybe you like it maybe.

Thursday, April 07, 2016


It's not drawings, but only one very complex drawing.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016


Sometimes sometimes I come across great talent while teaching. And when this talent is not quite aware of itself... And I hope I'm then able to help to direct it to the mark. To the right mark. Right for the person with the talent. Whatever that is.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

This year

Might be hard to get 7 issues out, but not impossible. In a way I already drew one issue when I concluded the material for my LDC book. Later I will rearrange the material for one issue. BUT it looks like that issue comes out in 2017.
So, issue 30 will be the first issue of 2016. I should be able to finish another before midsummer and then 3 in the fall...four if I'm lucky.

Monday, April 04, 2016


Just to keep you all informed: issue 30 will have 32 pages. Half of these are now drawn. The issue will continue my interpretation of the Finnish national epic Kalevala. Nuff said

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Moving on

Issue 30 in the works. Should require 13 days to finish. For a change the story gets back to Mars. Been fun to draw those things for a change.