I’m one of 37 artists whose works make up a Swedish anthology of comics against racism. It’s a great initiative by four students at the comics school in Malmö.
The book will be released at SPX11 in Stockholm, May 6th-8th!
I actually acted like a real comics artist and pulled an all-nighter to finish it. Whee!
The official excuse for drawing it is the comics festival in Prizren, and in any case it was nice to draw piggies …
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50 down, 37 to go. V`(oo)´V
A little two page comic about Russian names, with Eva and Aeron from Driftwood …
Click to go read!
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30 down, 57 to go. V`(oo)´V
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Last night I had a dream that Ainur and I were at some kind of citadel or castle during some war. The citadel came under attack, and the two of us decided to flee. Outside the walls there was a little pen with four pigs and some piglets, who we had been taking care of. Of course we couldn’t leave the piggies behind! One of the piggies, whose name was Severiina, was lame in her hind legs, so we hoisted her on a little cart. The other ones we put on leashes hastily made with strings, and then we ran off into the forests with the piggies …
When I woke up I was distressed that we didn’t put enough straw in Severiina’s cart so she would be comfortable on the long, bumpy ride. ;_;
I recently discovered zinelibrary.info, an Open Publishing library of zines in PDF form, to be printed at home into your own paper zines. The leaning of the site is mostly Anarchist, so there is a lot of interesting stuff there. Of course a lot of crap, too, but that’s the beauty of such a library. Anyone can contribute and anyone can read. The only rule is: “We reject zines that promote hierarchical, authoritarian and exploitative human relations.” Aww.
So I made a little 15 page PDF zine with a couple of Driftwood short stories to contribute to the zinelibrary. They are all previously published on the Internet, but maybe they will bring joy to a few more people now …
Most of the other zines in the library are made to be printed and folded into A5 zines, but since I somehow doubt that most people actually print them, but rather read them on the screen (at least I do), I formatted my zine to be potentially printed on standard paper and tacked together on one side. That way it’s much easier to read on the computer. I also used low resolution images so even modem users can download it. It doesn’t look that terrible if you print it on a home printer, anyway.
Here is the comics section of zinelibrary.info.
There is a sad piggy comic too. ;_;
Remember the autobiographical comic about racism that I mentioned that I feverishly drew once when I had PMS last year?
I’m posting it here anyway, even though, looking back now, I’m really ashamed of how I behaved in that situation.
I feel a bit like a sell-out now, because I generally hate Swedish autobiographical comics, and now an autobiographical comic in Swedish by me has been published in the comics web zine Babian.se #15 …
Click the cover below (made by the refreshing Berit Viklund) to go read.
I made that comic in 2006 and sent it in back then. I never got an answer, which was fine, but now, december 2009, all of a sudden they emailed me and wanted to have it in the new issue, where it fit thematically.
In any case, this delay was all for the better, because now I could go back and fix some embarrassing things, like the lettering.
If anybody wants to read the comic in English with the old, embarrassing lettering and an excessive commentary, you can do so here.