Zines for the Finns

In preparation for Helsinki Comics Festival this weekend, I expanded my arsenal with three more English language zines!

I’ve been a bit lazy with the English paper comics. Previously I only had my two most recent 24 h comics as zines in English, White Nights and The Muggers.

Hourly Comics Day 2012 is obviously my hourly comic from this year. It was so epic and porcine that it had to be made into a zine.
16 pages, A6. V^(oo)^V

The Compass Rose is the long-awaited English translation of this (very) short spinoff story from Driftwood, about Aeron back when he was more confused. In spite of my “enormous nose” artistic phase at the time I drew it, it’s one of my prettier comics. Though when I look at it now I’m confounded that his ex-girlfriend looks so “Caucasian”, when she’s supposed to be of clearly African descent (but has albinism) … x_X White-washing my own characters, eh …
In any case I would really like to draw a much longer comic about her (as herself, not as his girlfriend).
12 pages, A5.

Yess, the latest and longest Eva story is now also in English! One night Eva is assaulted by some Nazi-Darwinists. She beats them to pulp and doesn’t think much of it, but what if it did lead to some disastrous consequences, after all? In this story, Eva – who normally prefers to be a “one woman army” – actually teams up with the hot gangster The Leopard, who collects the debts off Eva’s toyboy Ting Yay and his sister. But what will Ting Yay think about that??!!!
44 pages, A5.

I’ll be sharing a table with my eminent sister Ainur. We will also be selling Swedish Comic Sin 2 and 3 (I participated in #3, Ainur in both :3 ), and Ainur will have fabulous zines with her comic Goldenbird! And I guess we’ll also have some pins and maybe other little things.

We’ll be in the Small Press Heaven (Pienlehtitaivas). See you there …? V^(oo)^V

Interview, and other news

There’s an interview with me on the Swedish Comic Sin blog … :3

And the Epix blog presents their new spring books. Among the five books, all of them very nice, is the Swedish edition of Driftwood!

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).

Finished the Swedish Comic Sin comic … :3

I’m terribly embarrassed about it and don’t want anyone to read it

Yeah.

It was kind of fun to use grey shading. It certainly is one of the prettiest comics I’ve ever drawn.

I still have no idea if I will manage to finish Driftwood before its deadline if it’s going to be published as a book for Stockholm Comics Festival. I guess I’ll just take it one page at a time and see what happens.
(If not, that’s fine too. Seriously, I wouldn’t mind self-publishing it at all …)

Cyclone season

This is the title page for my contribution to the erotic comics anthology Swedish Comic Sin, which I’m working on right now. (As you could read in my hourly comics in the previous post …)

Yeah, so this will be the first comic ever for which I use grey shading.
It will be pretty ~ V^(oo)^V