In design, illustration, music, Uncategorized, work on 10/12/2012 at 17:00
One of a kind improv/freejazz quintet The Deciders asked me to design the cover for their debut CD. I very happily complied.
This gig review might give you an idea what they´re up to:
‘…This type of anarchy seems par for the course for this band. A big, blowsy outfit with plenty of chops and energy in spades, they built a rollicking set in the boozy atmosphere of the Sardinia bar on Friday evening. If one player made a mistake, the rest would dissolve into fits of laughter before picking it up and blasting along with the song, their three-brass-pronged attack making the room rattle and roll, while Ole Morten Vagan tore around the low end with some gloriosuly savage bass playing.’
Here´s a video to sate your cravings for Deciders:
In design, illustration, politics, work on 04/10/2012 at 14:43
Artwork for new Into pamphlet. Click through to see the front.
In illustration, work on 27/09/2012 at 14:23
Cover illustration for NFF-Bulletin
In illustration, work on 03/08/2012 at 10:03
I would never ask my students to do something I wouldn´t do myself.
Here´s a self portrait, sketched pen on paper, using an iMac as a mirror. Then scanned, imported into Illustrator and drawn out. Then coloured, edited and mutated to show the flexibility of vector graphics.
Click the pic to see the whole workshop series on Flickr.
In comics, illustration, personal, work on 27/06/2012 at 09:56
I wanted to give a little peek behind the curtain and show the workflow of one of the pages in my most recent book.
Click on the pic to go to my Flickr page and see how I built a page.
In comics, design, illustration, work on 05/06/2012 at 12:16
…om noen lurer på hva som befinner seg utenfor kanten av bokforsiden, fins svaret her.
In design, illustration, into, politics on 19/05/2012 at 10:40
Book cover for Jussi Förbom´s book on Finnish immigration policy – Väki, Valta ja Virasto. Out on Into soon.
In comics, illustration, work on 15/04/2012 at 13:52
Ute i juni – her er coveret.
In comics, design, illustration, personal, work on 10/04/2012 at 18:27
In my new book, I´m working with a lot of hand-drawn-ish styles, so I needed some textures. The only dried out marker I could find was pink, which made the process so much more beautiful and garish.
Scanned it all in and blended with the rest of the artwork, it looks bloody awesome, if I may say so myself.
Come June and everyone else can see it too.
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.