Embarking on a piggy project

I’m making a little piggy book for the Swedish publisher Ordbilder. They called for pitches last summer, and now I found out that from all the book proposals they got, they chose mine. It will be published next year in time for the book fair in Gothenburg.

This is one of the sample pages I submitted (the only one without spoilers):

The book doesn’t have a proper title yet. The English working title was Sweet Peas, but it doesn’t really work in Swedish, and I hate puns anyway. V^(oo)^V

The story is set in the future, somewhere in what used to be Russia, after a great war that left everything poisoned. A small group of surviving piggies has built an Anarchist commune, growing food and recycling the remains of civilization, and we follow one day in the life of Organizational Secretary Andrei Lesnikov.

In the proposal I summarized it as “Hansu no kikan meets Yokohama kaidashi kikou, with an extra large serving of death-angst”, and thought that maybe it sounded a bit too whacked. But Ordbilder is using that exact phrase in their first promo for the book. Heh.

And now I actually have to draw it … V`(oo)´;V
It will be awesomepants to work in colour and especially to draw piggies.

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3 Responses to “Embarking on a piggy project”
  1. mamsu says:

    Upeeta!

  2. Hans says:

    Congratulations! Only… that means no time for Dog Island? Or have you dropped that project anyway? I’m still checking for updates every now and then…

  3. Tinet says:

    Hans, I will never drop Dog Island unless I myself drop dead! But at the moment I don’t know when I will continue it. :-/