Friday, September 23, 2016

2 yrs

In 2 years I'm pretty close to the ending of the story. Not end of the project, but the ending of the actual story-story. Just made some additions there to that area. Oh but still long way to go. The current Fu-storyline runs until issue 36 or 37 and then I'm facing what has felt like one of the most difficult parts of the story. Probably not so hard when I get there, though. Anyways, this is the thing I do when I'm doing my thing.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Etc




Useless

useless day and all this will be scraped off

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Whatever

Read some parts of older issues. Happy with many of the choices I made when starting this thing, when working with it. Have a good solid idea what I want to do with the material when I'm done with it. The last 15 issues or so and then al the work after...the "notes" the actual "thing".  For whatever.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Festivals and such

They bring me down in a major way. So thank u for asking but can I please just stay home. There's nothing I can do or say to make my books and projects even slightly more interesting than they are. Keep me separate from my orphans.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Why

Why do graphic novels when you can do comic books.

Notes

As I see it Läskimooses is the notes for a piece to be played by the reader.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Something

Something for the Helsinki festival perhaps.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Trying

Trying myös new phone. That's all.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Sarjakuvailmaisun yksityisopetusta


20 vuoden kokemus sarjakuvaopetuksesta niin korkeakoulu- kuin harrastajatasolla. Yksityisopetusta taidesarjakuvan ja perinteisemmän sarjakuvakerronnan alueilta oppilaan tavoitteista riippuen. Sopii myös ammattilaisille. Lisätiedot ja hinnat: Matti Hagelberg, TaM, mattihagelberg(at)gmail.com

Monday, August 08, 2016

Printer

Issue 31 is going to the printer this week and this brings to mind (for some reason) the subplots, substories that I want to add to the main book. There are several. And I'm making lists to keep them in mind, not to forget any. And I just remembered one that's not on any of the recent lists.
These subplots, sidestories should take 200 pages approximately and then be...maybe...published as a separate book of corrections and additions. This book I plan to draw 2019. Depending if I manage the funding...the grants. Couple of applications in at the moment. This is how it goes.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Late

Issues of this year are late. First one only just came out. But I'm catching up. Issue 31 is almost rady for the printer and it's totally silly. You might be better of just to skip it and wait til issue 32 comes out. And issue 32 is proceeding. Quite nicely, thanks for asking. 4 pages to do, oh or maybe 5. And the cover. It'll certainly be done before end of August, but won't make it to the Helsinki festival.
Meanwhile: a killer issue of Tappavat Kädet (lethal hands) by Leo Kuikka is just about ready for lay out. This second issue of the series is pretty brilliant. No idea when it's out...during the fall. Yes and before christmas issues 33, 34, 35... Agh, 2 years to finish. Subscribe and support.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Seems

Seems like issue 32 will be finished second week of August.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Day

It's not a working day if I don't get to start 8:30 am

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Styles

I had a style, maybe you seen it before, that I sometimes refer to as my old style. Sometimes I still use it so i still have it.
2012 I changed my style, or maybe I changed it little by little during the 4 years before, but no-one noticed. For me it always was more about changing my writing and the way of working than changing the so called drawing style. But in general it probably seemed I changed my drawing style, so...
But lissen: sometimes I hear that I should change back to my old style. Maybe because it was more...popular. But was it? Läskimooses, from where I'm looking, seems to be getting more attention and interest than my old style did (at least for the last 10 years). I never felt it was popular in ANYWAY. Maybe for a very small moment between 1994 and 2000. So what do U think? I feel I'm on the right track no matter what.

Thing

Thing on my mind. Läskimooses as it is now, coming out in comic book format, this is the project in its actual true form, or close to it. It's this shapeless mass from where the issues appear or that and the whole...performance, the readers, the silly competitions, the subscribers... The acts of writing/drawing and reading/imagining.
So, I think how can I collect these to book (or box) form? Probably I can't. A collection will not (maybe) be able to catch the thing most esssential to me. The free flowing open structure. Unless I somehow keep adding to the story...and I will. But still. If you want to read the book, read it now when it's becoming. Later it's not possible. That'll be a completely different book.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Struggle

I really struggle with the idea of promoting myself or my work. I hate it. I hate it in so many ways. This blog is the closest to a homepage I'm able to stand.

Or maybe just if someone would do it and I just had to accept it's existence. Then maybe.

Or not.

Sorta

Sorta surprised when I counted the remaining issues (15 or so) and realized that IF I'm able to keep the pace, then the book will be done in 2 years. The book of corrections on the other hand SHOULDN't take more than a year. So all and all 3 years would be the maximum.
Curious.
And first time I felt this thing has started to turn towards the end when I started issue 32. Less smoke screen, more straight up story telling.
When I started the project in 2012 I had this idea that the thing would have six part and each part answers one question. Part one answered question: what is Läskimooses? The current part was supposed to answer the question: who controls Läskimooses? But new questions have risen so that thing might be answered somewhat later. But, yes, questions. And then: how to survive Läskimooses? Find out!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Downhill

Downhill has started. The final chapter(s) of the book. Today I'll draw the panels for issue 32.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

When

So, when will I return to my old scraperboard technique? After I have finished Läskimooses? After the book of additions and explanations? After the book of no pictures? I do have enough good essdee scraperboard for at least one book in my old style,  you know.
So, when? Not anytime soon. Why? Because. So there.

Friday, June 17, 2016

3.33

It's 3.33 and I'm waiting for the first airport bus at Marseille st. Charles. The exhibition is now on and it's a silly one. Maybe you go to Friche this summer. Today I'm flying home.

Ps.

It's my first time leaving from this airport BUT for some reason everyone is asking me for advice.