Photographic evidence from the Fanzines! Festival

The Fanzines! Festival in Paris is over, and the exhibition has been dismantled, but as promised, all the contributed zines are now part of the collection of the Marguerite Duras public library, and can be read there and borrowed home.

When I got a confirmation from the festival crew that they had received my zines, and they wrote that they would do their best to present them in the best possible way at the exhibition, I thought to myself, “yeah, yeah, you write that to everybody (but in fact you hate my un-artsy zines) …”

And I’m sure they did write that to everybody, but they really did do their very best to present all the zines, artsy or not, in the best possible way! They did a very good job at displaying the zines in a both visually pleasing and reading-friendly way.

Here are a few photos from the festival’s opening, where you can spot Tunguska

Tunguska #9 hangs on the wall there!

And below, in the box behind the hipsters where the lady is browsing, that is the back cover of Tunguska #3! It looks like the other issues are also there in the box.

Photos by Caterina Sansone, via

There are many more lovely photographs on the festival’s facebook page!

I’m sad I couldn’t be there.

Back from SPX

I just finished a deadly deadline, so it took some time before I could return to the finer things in life, such as actually posting something on this blog. (Other finer things I shall soon return to: drawing comics and also my home and garden.)

But anyway — Stockholm SPX11!

I’ve written a long report in Swedish with lots of photos on the Epix blog. Here is a short report in English with less photos:

Elmgren table with a bit of Katin on the side

Tunguska #9 sold quite nicely. It actually brought in more money than the Eva book — maybe because the Eva book was just so 2009/2010.

I’d had nightmares not only about forgetting to bring my zines to SPX, but also of people accusing me of being a paedophile :3, but actually none of those scenarios came true! There was just one guy who came by and said he’d seen my pedoporn drawings and was surprised that I’m a girl and not a guy. Oookay …

I had also been worried that no one would want the free retired Eva zines that I gave out, but they all disappeared long before Saturday / Free Comic Book Day was over. Whee!

Horst, Tinet and Ainur

I shared my tables with Epix/Horst Schröder and Ainur with Goldenbird, and Ilan brought along a Hungarian publication of his mum’s work, and also a zine of his own!

The Tagtool live drawing event that I organized with Ilan went quite well. There are lots of photos on the live drawing blog. I had to jump in when somebody got ill, so I also got to tagtool a bit at SPX. Here is a screenshot of what I drew …

Tinet Elmgren

I hope to soon be just like the piggy, riding my bike home through the nightly countryside. V^(oo)^V

Preparing for SPX11 …

Today I arrived in Stockholm. Soon SPX11 will be upon us! I will be at the tables 64-65 — check out the map (pdf)!

I am very happy to announce that I did indeed finish Tunguska #9 in time for this. I worked for it day and night, cancelling or postponing jobs, sleeping 5 hours or less per night, overdosing on coffee.
Because I knew that if I did not finish it in time, my existence would be totally pointless. V`(oo)´V

I’m probably just in some kind of bubble of hubris right now, but I am a bit bewildered at what the hell Driftwood chapter 8 is. It’s even worse in the Swedish version. There is no other comic like it. :o/

Anyway, I’ll also have some back issues of Tunguska, and I’ll of course be signing Eva books. I’ll try to get both red and blue acrylic paint this time. :op

Saturday happens to be Free Comic Book Day. I still have a bunch of these two zines with two of Eva’s adventures. Since then they have all been collected in the big book with all her other adventures, so these zines are kind of pointless.
SO: I’ll be giving them away for FREE on Saturday. First come, first serve, baby …

I’ve also contributed a comic to the anthology Comics Against Racism, which will be released at SPX. :o)

On Sunday I will be joined by Ainur, who will have some Goldenbird zines with her! She also participated in the erotic comics anthology Swedish Comic Sin 2, with probably the most epic erotic comic involving Soviet people and doggies (no, the doggies are not part of the erotic action … :3).

I’ll also be sharing my table with my publisher Epix, as usual. This spring has been strangely productive for Epix’s printers, and there is a huge bunch of new books that have come out. Check them out here.

All of those books actually deserve special mention, but EXTRA special mention is deserved by Miriam Katin and the Swedish edition of We Are On Our Own:

Miriam’s son Ilan will be at SPX, on one hand representing his mum, standing around looking proud and telling anecdotes about Miriam and her mother, and on the other hand he’ll be doing a live drawing event with some of Sweden’s most enthusiastic comic book artists.

Bottom line: SPX11 will be EPIC on so many levels.

Штурмовщина on SPX11

Stockholm Small Press Expo is coming soon! It’s my most favourite comics festival in the world, because it has been growing with me, always being just the right size, and because of all the wonderful people involved – artists, publishers, enthusiasts and fans.

In a haze of coffee I am hurrying to finish Tunguska #9 in time for the festival. Last night and today I made the cover:

I’m also arranging a live drawing event at SPX together with Ilan, bringing live drawing with colours and animation capabilities to the Swedish comics scene. :3 More about that later …

Report from Tampere Kuplii

First of all, happy Cosmonaut Day!

So, Ainur and mum talked me into going to Finland, and here I am, in the ice and the cold.

This visit happened to coincide with the comics festival Tampere kuplii last weekend. We just showed up on Saturday, and there was an empty table, which they let us book for the rest of the day and Sunday. So we could sell some zines to the unsuspecting Finns.

Lots of fangirls stopped by to point at Falco on the cover of Goldenbird #3-4 and say how cute he was.

(Continue reading …)

Tinet’s festival schedule spring 2011

April 9th-10th I will be at the little Comics festival Tampere kuplii in Tampere, Finland. It happened to coincide with my mother and sister luring me into Finland again. I won’t be selling or exhibiting or anything, just hanging out. But I will probably whip up some comic books in English or even Finnish (o_O) for the occasion, to barter with or to force upon random Finns. (Hmm …?)
Here’s the facebook event of the festival.

May 7th-8th I will as always be at SPX11 in Stockholm, Sweden! Tunguska #9 will be out in time for that … There are some quick facts about the festival here (only in Swedish so far). They’ve scheduled SPX to coincide with Free Comic Book Day this year, so I suppose I’ll make some little free comic book to give away, too.

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