Saturday, December 22, 2018

Note to self

Does incompleteness make art interesting? Does "the work" cease to be interesting if it ceases to be incomplete? Strategies to hold on to this incompleteness?

Friday, December 21, 2018


Thinking although impossible of the times after Läskimooses. I do have plenty material for the so called "notes" and pretty sure I will keep myself occupied until 2022 with those. But what then? There is the book I started after Silvia Regina with some 15 half finished pages. I might pull that one together. Then there are plans for at least 2 or 3 concepts for a bigger project. Couple of ideas for some lighter one's... Hard to say which one I will pick, might be something totally unplanned.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Well occasionally I would like to turn this into a movie. But since I would want to make it with puppetry, matte-paintings and stop motion animation I can't really see it happening. Or do you have 10 million to spare?

Working on 46

Issue 46 now well under way. Some cosmic action coming up. Might be some surprise there for true believers. I won't be able to dig into this just yet. Only later in January. Have to finish at least 3 Suomaa strips before that. If you want to see the strips so far go to Kirkko ja Kaupunki website and search by my name or Suomaan Kansan Muinaisusko. 
Happy holidays!

Thursday, December 13, 2018


26 sheets of 50x70cm white Essdee scraperboard needed from 2019 to end of 2020.

Friday, December 07, 2018


1171 pages now wrapped up. Did a quick calculation that this means the finished product will be 1400 pages long. Well that's an estimate. Then ofcourse there are the NOTES, 200 pages minimum. Just wanted to remind you that it started with a plan of a 250 page quick book.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Working on a 1000 page book

Well more like 1200... started it on 2012 and looks like I'll be finishing it in 2020. Apart from occasional feelings of loosing faith it has gone lighter and faster than I expected. There hasn't been as much feedback that I perhaps expected. Many of my older readers found the new style unappealing and/or decided to wait for the BOOK version. Maybe that was the right thing to do. Although it is not sure that there will be a book. But maybe there will and maybe I will do some editing then. There are 3 spots that could be better, that I could do better.
My publisher has been absolutely brilliant with this. Oh, there have been occasional moments of despair but mostly because we are not getting readers and he feels we could. I don't know. I try to concentrate on the writing. And I think I've taken some steps to a right direction. So that at least is good.
Now I'm finishing up issue 45 and it starts to be wee late for any major changes. And ofcourse there will be changes, no surprise there. The story of the story. Things just pop up and then often they stay.
This book (object) would not have been possible for me 15 years ago. A level of faith is required that I probably didn't have then. Patience I had and it was required for Silvia Regina and the others. This one seems to require more faith than patience. Most often I just have trust the story knows where it's going.
Anyways now would be a good spot 4 some support. Most people who have actually read the "work" have actually liked it. The people that haven't read it...well they can go both ways.  You know what to do.

Saturday, December 01, 2018


Although sometimes it seems I'm working in a void and that there isn't much interest to this thing I'm working on, it IS kinda COOL that we've finished 44 issues of the thing and it has actually been printed and published and (I suppose) read. By people.