WIP: SPEJS #3

I have previously talked a bit about how I’ve started to work on SPEJS #3, and now it’s really on! During most of December, I’ve spent some time at the studio after work to make thumbnails for the next chapter, and now I’m more or less done!

I think it’s going to be a great chapter, some drama, some action and Ragna and gav being silly and serious :) I’ve scanned in the thumbs and trying to make sense of them in Clip Studio now, adding text and such (I feel it’s easier to add the text before starting to draw, so I know how much space I’ll have for my characters and environments. Oldest trick in the book I’m sure, but a good thing to remember!).

The chapter will be a bit over 54 pages long. My biggest concern is that I’ll have enough time to draw and color it! Hopefully I won’t have any big projects, like a Digital painting course, simoultaneously, so I’m carefully positive..? ;D

I love Immortal Nerd!

As I’ve told you earlier, I really like Hanna-Pirita’s comic Immortal Nerd, and was very honored when they asked me if I wanted to make a guest comic and a cover for one of the episodes. Of course I said yes! The cover is shown above and my guest comic can be read here.

Again, if you like queer-friendly, positive and funny stories, you should totally check out Immortal Nerd, it’s an awesome comic! <3

Fan art: Prim (Magic Advisor)

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Here’s another fan art and web comic tip! This time I drew Prim, the super fun villan from the web comic Magic Advisor/Magikonsult, yet another comic with a great cast and an awesome sense of humour (with a big sprinkle of the occult)! <3 I took some liberties with her outfit though, but I tried to keep it to a style I think Prim could appreciate :)

Fan art: Pello (Immortal Nerd)

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So, recently I’ve been reading the web comic Immortal Nerd, and I really like it! It’s a light hearted sci-fi comic with great humour and a really adorable cast! My favourite must me Pello, the big softie that hates to shower XD  So yeah, here’s a fan art of the dude! If you think he looks interesting, I urge you to check out the comic as well <3

My comic projects this summer

I haven’t said what I am up to lately, but here’s a small update of that :) I’m actually having two project going in parallell this summer, and today I will talk about one of them :)

As you might know, the first volume of my Sci-fi comic SPEJS (also available online!) sold out during the last SIS, and I need to make a re-print for the upcoming comic conventions (Helsinki, Comic Con Stockholm and Örebro Seriefestival). So what I’ve been doing lately is to do some touch ups on the colored version, which I did last November I think? But I’ve laerned a lot the past six months and decided to do some adjustments before sending it to the printer, and I think it’s all for the better:

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New version is on the right side. I think it will look quite nifty!

(I’m promising myself though that this will be the last touch-up to this chapter, no infinite re-drawing loops for SPEJS!)

I have a few pages left to fix before I dare to send it to the printer, but the goal is to have it sent early July!

I will talk a bit about my other project tomorrow!

SIS16 – The loot

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Oh jeez, so much stuff bought during this year’s SIS (and it felt like I missed a bunch, argh! XD)!

Let’s see, first off, I bought a bunch of art books from various artists, such as Diana, Agz, Sara, JenniLina, Pamurai, Team Pärvelö, Sillyfork and Pinkpolenta, and they were all awesome!

Since I have a comic in Home Made Comics #16, I actually got that one for free (or in exchange of my comic’s contribution, if you like)! It’s a big mix of comics, and I really enjoyed a great bunch of them in this issue, so you should totally go and get it yourself!

I also got Plutonium Comics #12, which also is a great comics anthology, and I really enjoyed a great deal of the comics in that book too! You should get it yourself if you haven’t already!

Two other anthologies I got was Swedish Comic Sin #1 (gotta catch them all!) and Väsen, an anthology with folk lore as a theme. The quality felt a bit uneven in Väsen – some were really gorgeous and great and some were more so-so. I don’t know, maybe I had too high hopes on this ^^; I really liked the effort and theme though and would love to see a similar anthology sometime!

I’m a bit sad that I didn’t get around to hang out with Li as much, but this year’s SIS was a bit more stressful, I think. I’m super glad that I got her latest Agnosis, and the printed version of her “Destroyer of Light” (and thank you so much for the signature!)! I really like her take on the Greek myths, and I’m so glad to see the Persephone story being picked up by a publisher, because it’s great!

Another book I’m really glad I picked up was Tinet Elmgren‘s “Sockerärter“! Such gorgeous water colour paintings and a beautiful story! <3 And as a special perk, the cutest little piggy portrait of me as a part of her signature :)

I also really enjoyed Tomas Antila‘s latest ‘zine (princess Madelene and angst!). Stef Gaines had a really nice ‘zine where she collected her five latest hourly comics. Daniel Lenneér’s latest ‘zines about Nogi and Beskôddarna delivered the right amount of sillyness and violence that I need in my life. Irma’s comic Cosmical worked really nice in the square format and was the right combination of education and entertainment :) Also, I managed to get both “Raedus” and “Myling” by Yossra, which were both very well reccomended reads!

Some new comics that I really enjoyed too were Nelly’s “Beyond the ordinary“, Mimosa’s “Cockblock Kitties“, Gabbi’s “Vienda“, Adelaide Tasker’s “Thora the Destroyer”, Olivia’s “Myska and the Dragon“, Jesper’s Touhou Project doujinshi, Ebba’s comic “Djinns” and Stina’s comic “The Thief and the Egg”! They’re all comics and artists you should really check out! :)

So yeah, I think those were the highlights from my loot, sorry if I left someone out! All in all, I really enjoyed all the comics I got! What were your favourite comics from this year’s SIS?

SPEJS – New page is up!

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Hey, since it’s been a lot of different holidays, I just want to remind you that there’s a new SPEJS page up today! It’s my space opera web comic, with mainly female main characters, and there are still not many pages up – an excellent chance to catch up on the comic! :)

SPEJS is available on its own web page, tapastic and smackjeeves :)