HOURLY COMICS DAY 2018

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Comics production of 2015-2017

I didn’t count my production since December 26th 2014, so here it is for the last three years. I felt like I didn’t draw anything at all except Sweet Peas, because of too much other shit to do, depression, and unfavourable living environments.

Number of pages and panels I have drawn since December 27th 2014:

Hourly Comics Day 2015, 6/11
(The page where I’m naked in the shower is the 1000th comics page I have drawn!! Yay!!! V^(oo)^V)
Piggy after the Apocalypse, 1/3
(I wrote one full script and one revised partial script, and drew one page, then I didn’t like it that much and part of it merged into Sweet Peas. But one fun thing about this comic was that the setting was Berlin but I changed all the place names and street names into piggy related names. Berlin -> Eberlin, Schönhauser Allee -> Schönsauer Allee, etc. …)
Driftwood alternate ending/Gateshead Alternative Universe, 9/29
Untitled ‘Aeron’s first girlfriend’ flashback story, 5/15
(I didn’t think it was original or funny enough to ever publish … until now, but only in Swedish, because while it’s funnier than I remembered, it’s still not good enough for me to bother translating it!)
– Cerebus cover for the 2015 Bilderberg zine, 1/5 (see below)
Hourly Comics Day 2016, 8/19
Black Dog On My Shoulder, 1/1 (see below)
Sweet Peas/Sockerärter, 73/179
Warmup piggy comics, 2/8
Garfield cover for the 2016 Bilderberg zine, 1/1 (see below)
– Blue dress diary comic fragment, 1/3 (see below)
– Period diary comic fragment, 1/3 (see below)
Christmas in Friedrichshain, 25/62
Hourly Comics Day 2017, 11/33
– Snigelvännens trädgårdstips, 2/6 (published in Serienördens trädgårdsbok)
Inktober 2017, 8/8

I’m pretty sure there were some more sketchy comics and one-panel-drawings, because I have more sketchbooks and stashes of drawings in my trailer, but probably nothing too significant.

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155/386

(All-time total as of today: 1150/5092)

It’s not terribly much but it’s more than I thought. :<

I also wrote several finished scripts during these years, for short story and “graphic novel” length comics, but I didn’t have the discipline or faith in them to make them into comics. In some cases I might still return to them …

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My Cerebus and Garfield covers for the Bilderberg zines in 2015 and 2016. The Garfield one was based on the title panel of this strip, an old favourite from my childhood …

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HOURLY COMICS DAY 2015

(Church of Satan, Hannover old town, aka Marktkirche)

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Belated Helsinki Comics Festival photodump

Suomen Islam-seurakunta House behind trees

The Islamic congregation of Helsinki and some old villa behind the trees

Fluffy doggie paparazzi Very fluffy red doggie paparazzi

Doggie paparazzi photos

Essential artist's supplies

Essential artist’s supplies: loads of sketchbooks, Russian and Chinese watercolours, and also Aspirin. :3

Piggy window painting, Helsingfors (Heringsdorf)

Piggy window painting

My piggy doodle on the doodling table in Sarjakuvakeskus V^(oo)^V

At Sarjakuvakeskus (the comics centre) in Helsinki they had a table on which you could try out the pens they sell at their cafe. So I drew some proletarian piggies …

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Stef Gaines was our super special guest and made lots of photos:

* Me sewing zines in the last second (Ainur and Stef were awesomepants and helped me fold them, for which they were rewarded with copies of Electric Tsunamis)

* Ainur and I being cool at our table, as always (with Nicola in the background, doing something indeterminable)

* Coffee and the Mochi dummy (Mochi is a character in Ainur’s extraordinary comic Goldenbird!)

* Finnish pirogue and the Mochi dummy

* Me at Sarjakuvakeskus, wearing extremely Finnish, Mymlan-style clothes that Ainur gave me after having grown out of them (the pattern persists even in adulthood!), yet drinking German lemonade

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… Anyway, back in Berlin I saw this fluffy white doggie at Frankfurter Tor:

Fluffy white doggie at Frankfurter Tor

HOURLY COMICS DAY 2014

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Kitmir

Kitmir (or Qatmir) is one of the two doggies mentioned in the Quran (the other time a doggie is mentioned it’s not a specific doggie).

Kitmir was with the youths hiding from religious persecution in Sura 18, the story about The People of the Cave (“The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus” in Christian tradition), and they all slept inside the cave for maybe 300 or 309 years.

[18:18] You would think that they were awake, when they were in fact asleep. We turned them to the right side and the left side, while their dog stretched his legs in their midst.

A more detailed version of the story was told by Ali, where he mentions that Kitmir belonged to a shepherd who joined the youths, and that “the dog was black and white though black was prevailing”.

DRIFTWOOD CH. 9 P. 10-14

Read Driftwood chapter 9, page 10-14

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57 down, 116 to go. V`(oo)´V
(Now I’m on page 17 … Unbelievably slow …)

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