Archive for March, 2012|Monthly archive page

Jean Giraud R.I.P

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.

My Tumblr

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.

Greek Meltdown postscript

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!