We got all my works up on the walls without anyone dying, getting injured or any of the frames falling on the floor, yay! Usually there’s at least some kind of a mishap that’ll complicate things, but this time everything… went suspiciously smooth. I hope this goes on in the vernissage.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Save money, frame everything by yourself… It has been quite the ordeal, but everything is almost done, with no loss of limbs or even fingers!
There’s just a bit over a week until the vernissage, too. I’m very nervous! This will be my first solo exhibition vernissage, after all. My first solo exhibition in a very, very long time, too. I’ve only had one before, after art school.
Here’s the FB-event for those who might be interested
Saturday, 15 April 2017
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Even if I am very busy currently, I’ve still had the time to work on a commission every now and then, progress is excruciatingly slow, but I wanted to share a little bit of it with you!
I was tasked just to do a dragon, in my own style, which of course led to a creative crisis. After much struggling a passable redesign of my oldest draconian character Lightless Flame, Lord of all things Black and Metal. They too are a character in than ancient comic of mine, that I always talk about.
It has been a great learning process to work on this piece!
Not much else to report, preparing for the exhibition mostly. I'm nervous and excited!
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Well, some of you may know that I major in Japanese at the University... and now that I'm almost a master, I somehow ended up teaching a course on manga & other Japanese comics this summer. So, if you're interested in learning about the history, genres and techniques, (or know someone who might be) of manga you'll get more information here! Exciting!
Everything is in Finnish of course.
Otherwise not much to report, working on my final school stuff, painting a commission and hopefully after it is done I'll get to start a new big piece.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Sulkia & Suomuja - Näyttely erään sarjakuvan synnystä.
Kulttuuriareena Gloria, Pieni Roobertinkatu 12
Näyttely on avoinna 27.4.-17.5.2017
Gloria on auki arkisin 9.00 - 15.00 & tapahtumien aikana
Sulka & Suomu on pieni haitarikirja-sarjakuva. Se on koe siitä miten syklinen ja monisuuntainen kerronta voisi toimia paperisena sarjakuvana. Se on myös unenomainen tarina kahden inhimillisiä ja epäinhimillisiä piirteitä omaavan olennon kohtaamisesta ja sen seuraamuksista.
Näyttelyssä tekijä valottaa sarjakuvan syntyprosessia; pitkää ja mutkaista tietä, jonka päästä löytyi lopulta 32 sivua. Miten tarina syntyi, muuttui ja lopulta sai viimeisen muotonsa? Näyttely koostuu luonnoksista, sarjakuvaa edeltävistä yksittäisistä teoksista ja lyhyistä prosessia avaavista teksteistä. Kokonaisuutta täydentää valikoima sarjakuvaoriginaaleja Sulka & Suomusta, joista kukin on toteutettu vesivärimaalauksena.
Feathers & Scales - An exhibition on the birth a comic.
Kulttuuriareena Gloria, Pieni Roobertinkatu 12
The exhibition will be open from 27th of April to the 17th of May (Note, that the Facebook-event ends before that, since Facebook accepts only two week long events)
Gloria is open on weekdays 9.00 - 15.00 & during events
Feather & Scale is a small accordion book-comic. It is a test, a study of how cyclic and multilinear storytelling could function in paper format. It is also a dreamlike story of the meeting of two creatures; and the multiple consequences that ensue.
In the exhibition the artist sheds a sliver of light on the process of making this comic; the long and winding road at the end of which one found 32 small pages. How was the story born, how did it evolve, change and set into its final form? The exhibition consists of sketches, independent pieces that paved way for the comic and short comments by the artists on the process. The exhibition is completed with a selection of comic page originals from Feather & Scale, each of which is a small watercolour painting.
Click here for the Facebook-event
ps. Thank you is order for my anonymous friend for helping me with the poster, you know who you are; you are the best ♥
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
I haven’t been able to draw much after finally finishing that comic. Just too tired, and busy with trying to graduate as quickly as possible.
But a fun little event of male beauty by the name Magic Meat March over in Tumblr was too good of an excuse to doodle my very emancipated half-elf half-cat equal parts sexy and awesome stripper-librarian darling Mizane. I even googled for sexy librarian poses but ended up doing almost exactly the same pose I originally did of him by accident – or just sheer exhaustion…
Enjoy this half an hour doodle of him, and let's hope I get myself back in the game next month. I am thinking of drawing my next mini-comic about him, though~