Archive for January, 2015

Portrait by the incredibly talented Anneli Furmark. This was at the big Swedish dinner and I was just as tired as I look. Oh, and this was Anneli’s second go at drawing a portrait this evening, as she wasn’t happy with the first one …

Portrait by the incredibly talented Anneli Furmark. This was at the big Swedish dinner and I was just as tired as I look. Oh, and this was Anneli's second go at drawing a portrait this evening, as she wasn't happy with the first one ...

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One of the stranger publications found at the Angoulême festival: a pirate edition of Tintin au Congo translated into lingala, the official Congolese dialect. Done by the same publisher who did the (in)famous Katz a few years ago.

One of the stranger publications found at the Angoulême festival: a pirate edition of Tintin au Congo translated into lingala, the official Congolese dialect. Done by the same publisher who did the (in)famous Katz a few years ago.

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The comics historian in me has been gathering everything concerning Charlie Hebdo. There’s no doubt about the theme of this years Angoulême festival.

The comics historian in me has been gathering everything concerning Charlie Hebdo. There's no doubt about the theme of this years Angoulême festival.

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At the massive Bill Watterson exhibition, with endless amounts of originals on display, including the first draft that he sent to the syndicate before the strip got started.

At the massive Bill Watterson exhibition, with endless amounts of originals on display, including the first draft that he sent to the syndicate before the strip got started.

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Portrait Norwegian artist extraordinaire Steffen Kverneland, capturing my current state of bewilderment after three intense days at the Angoulême festival.

Portrait Norwegian artist extraordinaire Steffen Kverneland, capturing my current state of bewilderment after three intense days at the Angoulême festival.

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Manifestation for Charlie Hebdo, with many of the professionals from the French comics industry present.

Manifestation for Charlie Hebdo, with many of the professionals from the French comics industry present.

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At the big Taniguchi exhibition. Impressive.

At the big Taniguchi exhibition. Impressive.

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Inside the beautiful Tove Jansson exhibition.

Inside the beautiful Tove Jansson exhibition.

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The entrance to the very moving and surprisingly extensive and well curated exhibition on Charlie Hebdo, that the comics museum has put together in no time for the Angoulême festival.

The entrance to the very moving and surprisingly extensive and well curated exhibition on Charlie Hebdo, that the comics museum has put together in no time for the Angoulême festival.

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A portrait by the inimitable Nina Hemmingsson.

A portrait by the inimitable Nina Hemmingsson.

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The joint party of the Swedes, the Finns, the Norwegians and the Germans.

The joint party of the Swedes, the Finns, the Norwegians and the Germans.

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High art and low art? The beautiful poster by Bill Watterson is on display all over Angoulême.

High art and low art? The beautiful poster by Bill Watterson is on display all over Angoulême.

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A press conference at the press centre, with the “Je suis Charlie” sign on prominent display.

A press conference at the press centre, with the "Je suis Charlie" sign on prominent display.

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The official comics beer of the Angoulême festival.

The official comics beer of the Angoulême festival.

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Triple signing sessions at the Swedish booth.

Triple signing sessions at the Swedish booth.

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The festival makes it pretty clear where their alliances lies.

The festival makes it pretty clear where their alliances lies.

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My new book, in French.

My new book, in French.

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Nina Hemmingsson draws live on the Swedish stage.

Nina Hemmingsson draws live on the Swedish stage.

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Emelie Östergren draws live on the Swedish stage.

Emelie Östergren draws live on the Swedish stage.

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The Nordic Comics battle under way, with yours truly as the game host.

The Nordic Comics battle under way, with yours truly as the game host.

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A visually flattering manga portrait by Natalia Batista.

A visually flattering manga portrait by Natalia Batista.

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The big Nordic panel is under way, with a large, interested audience.

The big Nordic panel is under way, with a large, interested audience.

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Action at the Swedish booth.

Action at the Swedish booth.

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On stage: Joakim Pirinen!

On stage: Joakim Pirinen!

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Portrait by the inimitable Joakim Pirinen!

Portrait by the inimitable Joakim Pirinen!

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And now: the fastest comics artist in Sweden, Mattias Adolfsson.

And now: the fastest comics artist in Sweden, Mattias Adolfsson.

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And we’re off! Natalia Batista is the first Swedish artist to draw live on the Swedish stage at Angoulême.

And we're off! Natalia Batista is the first Swedish artist to draw live on the Swedish stage at Angoulême.

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What happens when the biggest online shop for magazines in Sweden tries to sell far too few copies of Charlie Hebdo.

What happens when the biggest online shop for magazines in Sweden tries to sell far too few copies of Charlie Hebdo.

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Building yet another venerable old Swedish comics character, out of LEGOs. Here’s my first prototype. Anyone who can guess which character I’m aiming for?

Building yet another venerable old Swedish comics character, out of LEGOs. Here's my first prototype. Anyone who can guess which character I'm aiming for?

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My pet Christmas project of building the old Swedish comics character Adamson/Silent Sam out of LEGOs is coming to a close. I’ll probably keep tinkering some more now and then though, as this has been so much fun.

My pet Christmas project of building the old Swedish comics character Adamson/Silent Sam out of LEGOs is coming to a close. I'll probably keep tinkering some more now and then though, as this has been so much fun.

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