Saturday, September 23, 2017


Will soon be over. And plan is to finish 4 pages of the Suomaa-strip. Basically I'm done. But not really. Pages 1 to 3 are done (without color) and 4 has been started, 5 almost done but without text, 6 has text. So that counts as 4, yes?
Last week I did an illustration and now I've been coloring it. Almost done tomorrow. And soon October and I will return to Läskimooses. Ah ha...

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Full steam

Suomaa people strip is going really well at the moment. Scripting and sketching full steam. Wouldn't want to leave the studio at all. 2 first pages almost done (without color) and next 4 just about scripted. Upcoming week I will letter numbers 3 and 4, draw the panels, maybe get started with some panels. If this lucky streak continues I will be able to continue Läskimooses without much trouble. However couple of things are slowing me down: 1. Wallet got stolen and I needed to cancel my credit card and what not 2. My old phone is being repaired so that I could get 3 sets of photos out from it, photos that I need both with the Suomaa strip and with next issue of Läskimooses. Those things causing some extra hassle. Otherwise: happy.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Thinking ahead

What kind of a book is this book I'm working on? Eventually the story will be told (in 15issues) and I can start to fill in some gaps and edit parts of the main story. The filling in is certainly not going to be what it sounds like. More like making the whole thing even more complex. How I see it all in 4 years. The main story edited (bad writing at least in 2 places) maybe collected in 4 books or maybe not. The Notes: stories like the one in ArtReview march 2017 and the strip I'm doing for Kirkko and Kaupunki and some snippets and weirdness (but some of them quite essential additions to the story)collected into one 300 page book...or hopefully 200. Posters, 3 or 4 of them. And that's Läskimooses. More or less. In all its glory.
1500 pages minimum.
The actual Thing
The actual Thing is what is happening now. The comic book coming out the competitions the actual process of making. Although I'm curious to see this thing "finished" it's then, at that moment, not the actual thing itself but like the shadow of the thing on the cliff behind.

Monday, September 04, 2017


Probably mentioned this numerous times but I'm at the moment in a situation that I don't have a grant. Due to this I've taken some commission jobs and will be starting this Läskimooses related comic in a newspaper starting 2018. This will mean slowing down with Läskimooses. Hopefully not as much as I fear.
I'm pleased though that I managed to finish issue 37 which for me is an important issue. An ending to a storyline. A storyline I will pick up after a couple of issues but still. I'd like to say I've succeeded with something in this issue, but I wouldn't mind getting some feedback occasionally. Although I'm pretty sure I know where I'm going and how I'm getting there.