INKTOBER 2020

As usual I didn’t make it to the end, but I stuck with it longer than before :3
I chose themes from a whole bunch of different prompt lists.

Inktober day 1: Fish! One of the most interesting fish, sunfish :3
Only too late did I realise I’d forgotten to draw its side fin …

#wildoctoberart day 2: Symbiosis
In some parts of the world, wolfsbane can only be successfully pollinated by bumblebees! Their relationship is an example of mutualist symbiosis – a symbiosis that both parties benefit from. :3
(Pigment liners and watercolours – this motif would have been interesting also just black and white, but I wanted to paint the lovely blue colour of the wolfsbane.)

#hauntober day 3: Tea. Cozy piggy V^(oo)^V

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Inktober 2019

I didn’t do all 31 days in 2019, either. Here are the ones I did, following the official Inktober prompt list.

Day 1: Ring
There is a fairy ring in my lawn. Only 5-6 mushrooms grew in it so far, but clearly arranged in a neat circle, around the black mulberry.

Day 2: Mindless (callcenter life)

Day 3: Bait
I bought a writing cabinet on that very day in real life, and since I’d been watching a lot of horror movies (hello Ari Aster) and listening to a lot of horror books lately (Stephen King really awakens my own drive to tell stories), I imagined that there could indeed be something wrong with it …. But maybe the spirits in it are kind of nice and cute, at least once you get to know them? :3

Day 4: Freeze
The Netto bag is a Pusher reference …

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I KNOW WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER

Many people go through their lives and never build a shed. I am not one of those people.

I tragically had to give up my beloved DDR Trailer Trash garden, but early this summer I got another garden by a stroke of luck. It has a perfectly normal little house on it, in a bit of disrepair, but still quite bourgeois even, with fancy things like electricity and running cold water. The garden is big and has lots of potential, and it’s right next to a small river.
This first summer and autumn I’ve been planting lots of new trees and shrubs and fighting the extreme heat and drought. And also I built a shed with a workshop/toolshed and a compost toilet, which is what this post is all about!

Behind the house there was already a concrete foundation, probably from an old shed that was torn down at some point. There was also a stash of used lumber, and other trash laying around, such as windows and rain gutters. So I didn’t have to make a new foundation, and I only had to buy part of the building materials.

I’d done some repairs and built some smaller things, but I’d never built anything near a whole shed before. Basically I learned everything from the Internet, reading many different, good and bad, tutorials, while deciding on a design. (Special thanks to theoblackadder for his instructables, showing how to build pretty advanced stuff all on your own.)
Since I didn’t have electricity in my old garden, I’d only used hand powered tools before, but now I got an electric drill/screwdriver, which was a very good thing to have for this project, where thousands of screws were drilled! I almost killed myself with the sawing, though.

 

For starters, I sawed the huge 10×10 cm corner posts and the bottom and top beams for the side walls to the correct length. This is where I almost killed myself, sawing seven pieces of that dense, thick wood with a mere handsaw. One day I almost gave up, but then my neighbour invited me for coffee, and soon after getting all jacked up on his coffee I had somehow finished all the beams. Then I painted them.

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Goodbye 2017!

This year I fought to fix myself up again, and made radical and positive changes in my life, like I resolved one year ago. The end of the year I’ve been recuperating, happily holed up in my cozy new home and just living out my most perverted fantasies of Soviet interior decoration (like this apartment in Magadan Oblast). I didn’t draw a lot in 2017, but I got started again, and from now on I will create and share more art,
!إن شاء الله‎ 

Comics production of 2014

Usually I do this on December 9th, but I totally forgot about that this year. Not that it would have made any difference if I’d have done it then vs. now, since I haven’t been drawing anything in the meantime …

I predict that my comics production this year was abysmally low. Let’s see exactly how abysmally low:

Number of pages and panels I have drawn since December 9th 2013:

Insomnia: 1/2
– Dog Island page 19: 1/6
– The Slow and the Relentless (from page 30): 24/70
– Hourly Comics Day comic: 13/30
Five Years Sometimes With You: 2/13
China White: 2/20
Hotness: 1/1
Pärämäts: 2/7
Desolate piggy in a melancholy landscape: 2/4
Depression diary comic: 1/3
P.S. I NEVER SAW HIM AGAIN: 1/4
With comrade X and comrade S, as piggies: 1/4
Sweet Peas sample pages: 3/9
– Why I almost never buy any clothes, ever: 2/6 (stupid scribble comic, see below)

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56/179

(All-time total as of today: 995/4706)

Okay, it wasn’t quite as bad as it felt, yet I drew much more in the first half of the year than in the last. But maybe that’s a common pattern in my production – autumn and winter tend to be depressing and elsewhere busy downtimes, while in spring and summer I’m much more productive.

I’m really frustrated about all the unfinished projects, and maybe someday I will get my act together and finish or continue them.

Also, I’ve almost hit 1000 in the total number of pages I’ve drawn! Maybe I should do something special for the 1000th page?!!
V*(oo)*;V

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Bonus comic that I never posted before, because it was too stupid – Why I almost never buy any clothes, ever:

… because it’s a constant battle between the “badass/plain” tendency and the “weird/quirky” tendency, and in the end I usually just don’t indulge either of them. :<

Five Years Sometimes With You

Silly little piggy comic about brief moments of being impossible together with the impossible man who in various ways was an inspiration for most of my comics 2009-2014, and then fucked off. V^(oo)^V
I made it mostly so I’d have some shorter material for the next Plutonium Comics (it will be published there, in Swedish, in time for SIS14), since all my other brand spanking new comics were ~20-60 pages … V°(oo)°;V

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