In comics, illustration, musings, personal on 10/03/2012 at 21:26
Jean Giraud, better known under his nom-de-plume Moebius, succumbed to cancer today, 73 years old.
I had the enormous privilege of meeting him during the Kemi comics festival 2003. I am today saddened by his demise, as well as happy I was able to tell him personally how much his art inspired me to continue drawing through my youth, well after my peers had lost interest.
I don´t believe in talent, I think you become good by not quitting. I think I am not alone in having Moebius´ art as an inspiration in not quitting during those crucial years.
Again, thank you, Mr. Giraud.
In design, illustration, personal, work on 09/03/2012 at 09:38
Cover image for NFF bulletin
In case you weren´t aware, I got Tumblr up, mostly showcasing illustration and design work I´ve been doing. Check it out here.
In comics, personal, politics, work on 07/03/2012 at 09:49
My Big Fat Greek MELTDOWN
As my comic reportage from Athens, Greece is out this month in both Finland and Norway, (Voima & Le Monde Diplomatique, respectively) I would like to add a little postscript to the story, courtesy of photojournalist Ross:
“… I can tell you the mood is different to that of when you were last here. Things were calm then – everything is on edge again. I have been stopped and searched by the police 5 times in three days!”
You can see Ross´ reportage from Exarchia in the video underneath. Warmly recommended!