Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Concentrate

 I should concentrate on teaching, shouldn't I? Because there is at least some progress. 

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Before retirement

1. Work on another opera

2. Write 4 film or tv

3. Finish 40 or so books

4. Ballet

5. Text adventure game

6. Have a book out in English

Friday, November 10, 2023

Change of plans maybe

 Left 2 rot. Maybe B.E.M.#28

Would mean:

Vajoava Ateneum, book one is #29 

Unnamed collection is #30

Nakupelle is #31

Vajoava Ateneum, book two is #32

B.E.M.böle is #33


Just saying


Or, who knows

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Publishing

 Getting really close to the point where the only conceivable way of publishing is reading the stories out loud by the kitchen table to a select few. Like Ilya Kabakov used to do.

Little

 Very little progress this month. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Row

Could I now get three good things in a row, instead of, well you know...

Friday, October 06, 2023

In theory

 I theory I could at this moment try to get my books translated. Some of them, somewhere. But my next book is moving along quite nice, writing it now every day, and my students are making good progress with their work. And I've had it with trying. Very much so. So I'm concentrating to the good stuff. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

50

 50 pages left to do of my Ateneum book part 2. Probably more, but yes 50.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Option

 There's the option of not to publish and it's tempting.




Friday, September 08, 2023

Faith

 




Was about to loose faith with this one for so many times. I think first ideas for this book date at least 5 years back. Above are the last (ha!) text corrections. Coloring will start end of September. The book in question is book one of Vajoava Ateneum. Story takes place in Ateneum years 1980 to 1982 when Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu was still within those walls. Four books planned, second I've already started. Book one should be out one year from now.

2024 will be a busy year. RVRIS FVTVRVM should be out January -24, Kekkonen2 maybe already -23, unnnamed collection of short stories Fall -23. And there are more that are on the brink of coming out so we'll see.

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Well

 Oh well, two books out and Helsinki festival is drawing near. Looks like I will be around. Will do signings. 

Monday, September 04, 2023

Wrote

 I wrote a book. 4 some reason it was real hard to do. Had a break from it for 3 months. Now I'm like: "it actually works".

Vajoava Ateneum book 1 coming out2024

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Monday, July 31, 2023

Book

 https://www.asemakustannus.com/kauppa/tuote/matti-hagelberg-seitseman-vuotta-tii-petissa/


In Finnish. 



Sunday, July 16, 2023

There's

 There's this one book. An US translation has been planned for 10 years soon and still: nothing, pretty much nothing. Imagine! AND before this book there was ANOTHER book that was actually translated to English 2019! BUT the publisher folded before it was published.  Imagine! THIS IS ALL GREAT FUN!

Friday, July 14, 2023

Although

 Although I'm supposed to be at the Helsinki comics festival, I'm not sure if I will.

Nothing for me there.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Stand

 Two books now at printer. Crossing my fingers. 

-Working on a small collection of short stories. Should be done or almost September. 2024

-Ateneum is now on a stand still, but I have some idea of the direction. 2024 possibly

-Ruris Futurum soon to be scanned. 2024

-Kekkonen2 scanned. Should be out before Christmas

-2 other books waiting to be scanned

-Ateneum 2 also on a stand still. Will continue when I've made some decisions.

Thursday, July 06, 2023

Books

 I've made books. Most of them published in France, some in Sweden. Never had an agent, don't enjoy crowds, can't promote my own work. I have a professional translation of Silvia Regina in English laying around since the US publisher went under. Läskimooses English edition has been in works for 9 years. French edition coming in 2025. This is how it is. 

Sultan of Venus

Holmenkollen

Kekkonen

India rains on my parade

Silvia Regina

Hard west

The ancient religion of Suomaa people

7 years tii in bed

Ruris futurum

Läskimooses


All available from me

mattihagelberg(at)gmail.com

Monday, June 26, 2023

I lean

I lean on Mclean.


 

Vääksy

 https://www.facebook.com/731576054/posts/pfbid02zupawrSCZVzsnFtpwoZDLtJAc2iqsRKi9Skypk4nJxRVRzZxgd7g8c4M8Gtcmxdcl/

Friday, June 09, 2023

Exhibition at Vääksy


 https://asikkala.fi/katjan_ja_matin_etsivatoimisto/?_thumbnail_id=18158

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Drawn

 The new book is now drawn. It's the first of four. Supposed to be. Part of me really not certain about this one.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Just

 Just now I don't have the money, but I can make this list anyways:

Books 2 get:

1. Osamu Dazai, ei enää ihminen

2. Georges Perec, häviäminen

3. Nibelungin laulu

4. Popeye sundays

5. Vonnegut short stories

6. Masters, Spoon river antologia

7. Rose of Versailkes, any book


Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Soon

 I will soon have drawn the first part of my Ateneum-book. Starting with part 2 in April. The first book might take 10 years or more to come out, though. I already have four books waiting in line to be published. It's mathematics. Not in my favor.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

You

 You have absolutely no idea of what kind of book it's going to be.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Curious

 Are u getting curious?



Magic

 It's like magic. I just thought of 4 panels that are absolutely needed. Just when the book was almost done. It'll take a lil bit longer.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

4

 Or 4 and half, 5? Less than 10. Less than 6! Pages left. The first album almost done. Will it be 4 color, not sure, that was the plan. Will it come out 2024? That is the plan, but first I need to get it scanned. From Wsoy? Maybe. What is it about? You'll find out.



Monday, March 13, 2023

Proof reading

 Proof reading the collection of short stories. This book might be bit of a surprise for my readers. Stories are not funny at all, nor are they meant to be. Some of them have been with me many years. It is a direction that I could've taken already 10 years ago, but then Läskimooses happened. I will continue on this track one way or another. Maybe do a small book during the summer. 


Sunday, March 05, 2023

Questions?

 Any questions?

Sort of

 I sort of have a plan to draw a small (one panel/page) book during next summer, 150 pgs or so. If it's possible. But to publish it I would need cash. Or a publisher.

More or less sure that Suomaan kansan muinaisusko will come out in the Fall. Exciting since this is the first time I'm with a major publisher (wsoy). We all remember how things went wrong with Otava, don't we?

Likely that Seitsemän vuotta tii petissä will also come out this year. This is a bit stressful, since I would've needed a grant to pay for the scanning and so far I haven't gotten one. Still, I think this will be solved eventually.

Kekkonen2 and Nakupelle would come out this year too BUT for these I absolutely need a grant. Both supposed to be self-published.

And then this 150 pgr. If I actually manage to draw it, it could come out also in the Fall, but haha need the money for it. I actually have a name for it and all BUT it's such a cool name that I will only reveal it later. 

For 2024 I would like to get Vajoava Ateneum first book out. This one will go to wsoy, if they take it AND if nothing bad happens. 

Maaseudun tulevaisuus could be published basically anytime, but I need a publisher. Same goes for B.E.M.böle.

In May this year I will start with book 2 of Vajoava Ateneum. I have plans that might be too crazy for wsoy, but we'll see. It should come out in 2025 anyways.

Suomaa book 2. Hard one. I have the synopsis and all, but for the moment Ateneum comes first. Maybe if some magazine wants to publish it in chapters?

2025 onwards I will try to finish the Ateneum series. Probably will probably.

Inshallah

Thursday, March 02, 2023

To do

 1. Additional pgs 3, maybe 4

 2. Actual pgs undone 3 (Estlander, Finnish comicbooks 80s)

3. Check finalized pgs

4. Finalize the 9 pger not finalized


Should be done in a month.


Cover and such only later.


This is the spot I get a bit impatient to see the book finished.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Still here

 What I know

Läskimooses in French, set to 2025


Suomaan kansan muinaisusko, fall 2023, wsoy

7 vuotta tii petissä, waiting to be scanned...

Kekkonen 2 ...

B.E.M.böle ...

Maaseudun tulevaisuus ...

Nakupelle ...

All the above finished for over a year and waiting to be scanned and all that.


Haha

Vajoava Ateneum book 1 will be on the same list in a month


That makes 6 books in limbo


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

For

 Pretty much only way I can do this is to try to finish the book and then see how it turned out. Have a hunch that I need a change in style after that. For the moment I only can stand the pictureless stories. 

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Coolest

 All my coolest projects were made possible by the lack of interest from the general audience. 

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

All the

 All the main elements done for the SUOMAA-book. Prequel to Läskimooses comes out Fall 23. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Looks

 Looks like two books coming out next year, maybe 3. No news on the Läskimooses translation(s). 

Friday, September 02, 2022

Reasons

I've started to hate teaching for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with teaching.  Guess I have to deal with it,  and I will, but how exactly. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

In theory

 In theory I could continue the book I'm working on tomorrow,  but I can't think of any reason why.  

Thursday, August 25, 2022