The fruits of my hard work!

Building the fence yesterday was a really nice little “vacation”. Looking back at January, February and March up until now, I didn’t do much else than working my ass off in a haze of coffee, Club Mate and cheap frozen pizza, drowning out my silly panicking brain with Ursula K. LeGuin audiobooks.

(Cheap frozen pizza, blown out lightbulbs, budgie food, oatmeal and Club Mate bottles = Tinet’s January-March 2012)

Towards the end I had like mental breakdowns every night, but I did finish it, and I don’t think it’s bad or too rushed at all. V^(oo)^V After this experience I know for sure that I can trust my creative spirit, if I just shut up and do as it says.

So, the Swedish Driftwood book is at the printers now, and will be out at the end of April. I’ll be signing it at the comics market at Stockholm International Comics Festival, April 28th-29th. (An English edition will follow in the summer.)

The final chapter of Driftwood will also be published in #10 of my photocopied zine Tunguska, for those who have all the previous zines and might feel cheated if they had to buy the whole book just to read the last chapter. It will be a big fat zine with some behind the scenes stuff and other nice things.

Maybe I’ll also make posters of the cover and back cover of the book, because it’s so nice. :3

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Another book that will be out at Stockholm Comics Festival, and which I’ve also worked hard for, is the erotic comics anthology Swedish Comic Sin! I’ve contributed a story to it, which I’ve posted some previews of here already.

It’s a total indie publication, so all contributing artists pay together for the printing cost and sell copies of it themselves. I’ll sell and sign copies of it in Stockholm and other upcoming festivals, and you can of course order it from me (details on the store page).


Read Driftwood chapter 9, page 27

DRIFTWOOD CH. 9 P. 23-26

Read Driftwood chapter 9, page 23-26

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101 down, 71 to go. V`(oo)´V
(Now I’m on Driftwood page 29, and I did a 32 page 24 h comic, which I will hopefully post soon … But it’s only three days until the end of this exercise. I guess I could spend those three days drawing 71 pages. I don’t doubt that I could do it, and it would perhaps make my life seem somehow meaningful. V`(oo)´V But then, I could also not spend the next three days drawing 71 really crappy pages, and just admit that I failed and move on. Hmmmm …)

P.S. There will be a report on the Gothenbug comics festival soon! I’ve just been kind of exhausted since my return. x_X

DRIFTWOOD CH. 9 P. 21-22

Read Driftwood chapter 9, page 21-22

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66 down, 106 to go. V`(oo)´V
(Now I’m on page 26 … Doing a bit of a штурмовщина until the Gothenburg comics festival, so I can exhibit as much as possible from this chapter. Sadly there is no way I’ll have the entire chapter and thus a new zine finished by then … (;_;)
Things look a bit disappointing overall for this “quantity, not quality” exercise, too, but November 12th will be the Berlin 24h comics day. I am tempted to see if I can draw more than 24 pages in 24 hours!!??! If I do one panel per page, like many other artists do to cope with the time restraint of 24h comics, it should be a piece of cake, right? V^(oo)^V (For not page-formatted comics, the official rules say: at least 100 panels.) That should be an interesting exercise in form, too, since I’ve never drawn a comic like that before … Well, we’ll see.)

DRIFTWOOD CH. 9 P. 15-20

Ha, I’ve been totally neglecting this blog for a while … V`(oo)´V

Read Driftwood chapter 9, page 15-20

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61 down, 112 to go. V`(oo)´V
(Now I’m on page 21 … And I really didn’t draw any more than this in all these weeks?! Argh, maybe I’ll have to do more than one 24 hour comic to reach my goal in this silly exercise?!!)

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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