27 December 2008

Dagbladet kjører Fakta og I fremtiden

Akkurat her, i sin gjesteseriekavalkade. Sammen med noen korte sitater fra yours truly. Sjekk det ut.

24 December 2008

Happy holidays!

I would like to wish all of you a peaceful, joyful season with this gem of a video.

23 December 2008

His Holiness Hates Homos

There is no irony here: Celibate religious leader makes damning comments on sexuality and biology.

In this case, Ratzinger equals rainforest depletion and homosexuality.

Read more

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18 December 2008

Swedish Metal Aid - Give a helpin´hand

Just had to share this delicious piece of cheese. I lasted 40 seconds.

17 December 2008

Gi I Fremtiden i julegave!

I Fremtiden-bloggen gir jeg bort stripene uten å vente noe tilbake. Jeg har dog lyst til å gi I Fremtiden til fler.

Derfor ber jeg dere, kjære lesere om å tipse folk om dette lille stedet her på verdensveven. Ikke sitt der og rug på dette, gleden er å dele!

Det er fullstendig gratis og det kan til og med hende at de liker det. Om du har en website eller blogg, sleng opp en link, tips venner og legg inn på forum.
Adressa er:

Du kommer til å føle deg så mye bedre etterpå.

12 December 2008

This week´s NYTliite

...features this portrait of our dear Britney. Complete with Prozac, shaver, babies and divorce papers.

11 December 2008

søndagens katt

søndagens katt, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

Matias vil figurere i søndagens høyst informative Fakta

07 December 2008

macca unedited

macca unedited, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

The unedited version of last weekend´s NYT liite cover.

04 December 2008

Continental Fruit

My old mate Jon Øyvind Lærum AKA Continental Fruit has gone all Youtube on us.

01 December 2008

Trip to Vaasa

The trip to Vaasa was a true pleasure. The arranger Inge Fagerbakk & co.made sure we were well taken care of.

-Good feedback on the electronic exhibition of my illustration work.
-The pleasure of seeing my design all over campus.
-Having a presentation of my work at the university.
-Seeing my work reproduced in cloth. That´s a definite first.
-Being in a bus somewhere on the east coast, students singing finlandsswedish drinking shanties, chatting with the arrangers and other guests while being served Jallu and Olvi beer.

Now lookie here

NYT-liite this weekend, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

I did the cover of NYT-Liite this weekend. For you non-finns, that is the weekend supplement of Helsingin Sanomat, propably Finland´s best newspaper.

25 November 2008

Activities this week

For residents of Vaasa, come on down to the university this friday. I will have an hour to show and tell about my comix, my music and my art.
If you read swedish, download the program for the whole Hamsun-festival.

Apart from that, my tenure at Dagbladet´s guest strip spot is over this week. In the future will continue in the future, but for now I think it´s only healthy to go on a hiatus . Daily strips are great fun, seeing the short distance from idea to finished piece, but that´s the thing with instant gratification: It can be exhausting too.

I would also like to ask finnish readers to keep an eye out for this week´s NYT-liite and go here to check out what Kirkko ja Kaupunki says about Boktid.

21 November 2008

Warms the heart

This video put a wide smile on my face. Soon the world don´t have to deal with this inbred lying mass-murdering Pinochet-wannabe scumbag. We´ll all be better for it, economic crisis or no economic crisis.

And it gets even better. According to Yahoo news, no publisher is interested in publishing Dubya´s memoirs.

Then again, his literary credentials aren't exactly astounding.

Neither are his linguistic skills.

20 November 2008

Söderströms jingle

Here´s the jingle I created for Finlandswedish supremo publisher Söderströms

Slow posting this week, a deadline tsunami washed me away from Vollewelt. If your norwegian is up for it, go check out In the Future.

16 November 2008

Oasis illustration for NYTliite

oasis, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

In case you missed this friday´s NYTliite, here´s the illustration I did for the Oasis article.

12 November 2008

Time flies

Man, three years since I started this blog. Not bad.

10 November 2008

Nothing to do this weekend?

Underground Cinematic Event of Films, Performance and Music from London, UK

Saturday 15 November, 7-11pm
Tickets 5€

This goes down at
Zodiak Studio, Cable Factory C4, Tallberginkatu 1C, Helsinki. [map]

More on Flixation

08 November 2008

Get your war on

Get the latest news satire and funny videos at 236.com.

Now as an animation. Good stuff!

05 November 2008

Bush to Obama

Dubya's reaction was this:
'Congratulations and go enjoy yourself'

Is it just me thinking 'enjoy' is the polite word for 'fuck'?


Yes yes yes yes yeeeeeees!




01 November 2008

How about a tonsil for your cold?

Yum, nice juicy tonsils!

30 October 2008

Something came in the mail yesterday

Check out the program every friday on FST 5.

28 October 2008

Hamsun poster

Hamsun poster, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

I did this one for Vaasa university´s celebration of the man.

25 October 2008

Helsinki book fair

Helsinki book fair, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

I got you covered

23 October 2008


Sometimes I get ideas on my way to work.
You know the ones where you go "Oh that would be fun" and then go
"naah, no time, pretty impossible and silly"
Anyways, this is one of them.

ÆØÅÅÅH - a norwegian expatpønkråkkband.

ÆØÅÅH will play norwegian classics really fast, together with foreign classics, translated to norwegian, like Dead Kennedys (For full for et knull), Clash (Oslo kaller) and Pistols (Anarki i Nåårgi)

Here´s a norwegian classic wich would sound good as HC punk:

ÆØÅÅH would tour the world´s norwegian expat-societes, but never set foot in Norway. We have to depend on norwegian embassies for funding.

21 October 2008

More cowbell

Just had to share this little piece of cheese. Newest teaser from Dolph Lundgren´s new movie: COMMAND PERFORMANCE. Enjoy.

20 October 2008

A little update

I tried my hand at teaching last week. I had a comix workshop at Metropolia comprehensive. In five days, I had the pleasure of instructing, helping and seeing 32 pages of comix being produced by my 18 students.

The idea of the workshop was to write, draw and print our own zine, which we did. The zine´s name is "Rocket change", which came about when I suggested "Pocket change" and one student yelled "ROCKET change!". Everybody went "Yay!" and we had a name for our zine.

We printed 50 copies, of which you can see the cover here:

Here´s the intro-text from yours truly:

The zine you are holding in your hands is the result of a workshop at Metropolia, Helsinki between monday 14th and friday 17th of October 2008.

This was a first for all of us. My first teaching experience, first time making comics for most of the students. It´s been a real kick to meet students and see the comics come to life from scratch.

The theme we decided to explore here is CHANGE and all that it can mean. Anything from change in time, to Barack Obama´s take on change, to Jack the Ripper in love.

We got minotaurs, drugs, diapers, guinea pigs with knives, cowboys, porn, divorce, suicide, naked grandmas, murder, nails, babies, boozing and more drugs.

Some of the best humor and art comes from dark places. If we can´t laugh at the bad stuff, then we really are in trouble.

Apart from that, I´m drawing comix for FST´s brilliant Boktid again. Hardcore schedule before the autumn season premiere next month. I´ve been working more analog than ever, with cheapo brushes and perfumed chinese ink. Not yet approaching José Munóz or Comés caliber, but I am trying.

Then we have the gigs this weekend. Klub Kalma was as always a huge pleasure. Dubrovnik is a classy place and Asko was our savior at the mixing table when the original soundman couldn´t make it. A lovely eve was had by all.

Liberté is the first time I had the chance to see Can Can Heads, which played ahead of us. They were utterly fantastic. Everyone has to listen to that band. Bonus points for having the best dancer ever.

And yesterday I tried to revive the economy by calling for more positivity in media. I myself contributed by making a picture of an infant on a rainbow.

I mean, when 700 billion ++ of free money for the upstanding citizens of Wall street, doesn´t work, what works then?

08 October 2008

The invisible hand of the market giving you the finger.

Just heard about AIG execs who spent 440.000 $ on a spa weekend. The weekend after the company received a 85 000 000 000 $ bailout.

It makes sense. Trickle down economics.

First let the CEO´s get filthy rich off the working man´s tax dollar, then their money will magically trickle down to the working man.

If CEO´s spend enough on Learjets and spa weekends, the money will sooner or later end up in the hands of the middle class.

Hell, we should give them MORE money, so that even more money will trickle down to the middle class. Then the middle class can pay the mortgages the bank told them they could afford.

So get off their backs, them poor rich ones. They are drinking champagne, not out of callous gluttony, but for US. Let´s thank them for every limousine they buy.

30 September 2008

Nosturi pics

Tina Solda took some lovely pics from fridays gig at Nosturi. Check out her site for the full set.

29 September 2008

A bunch o stuff

So many things I woukd like to write about, but so little time.
In short:
Both Nosturi and Tampere were fantastic. It was a huge kick to play live again, to meet friends, old and new. Getting to know the blokes in New Model Army and finding some very decent, smart and funny guys was a fantastic bonus. Also kudos to Klubi for having a sauna backstage. It´s the first time in my life I had a sauna after a gig and I can recommend that to everyone.

My daily strip In the Future is on a hiatus from today on. I will continue to publish all 225 strips on the In the future-blog. It´s been fantastic working on it and a privilege to have it printed in so many outstanding publications. For the record: Hiatus does not mean the end, ok?

FST5´s Boktid is just starting and I am up to my neck in deadlines all over the place. I will have a workshop at Metropolia in two weeks. I will again appear at the Helsinki Book fair and Nazca are playing two dates this month, that is friday 17th at Dubrovnik and saturday 18th at Liberté. We will showcase new material.

Apart from that, keen viewers in Norway could see In the Future strips on NRK´s Bokprogrammet and keen listeners could hear my music at Söderströms Love and Anarchy presentation last week.

Out is nearing completion also.

Exciting times.

26 September 2008

Some much-needed good things

After this week, how about Nazca warming up for New Model Army?
It´s happening tonight at Nosturi.
Tomorrow we hit Tampere.

23 September 2008

Some thoughts in the midst of unspeakable horror

This ain´t gearing up to be a good week at all.

Again, a complete loon has gone berserk with a gun at a school. Nine young people with long productive lives ahead of them are now dead. A disgusting cowardly crime against defenseless, innocent youths.

1. Finland needs to gear up their mental services.
Too many people are met in their darkest hours with just a prescription for antidepressants and "good luck". There´s still a huge stigma surrounding mental health and it leads politicians to wipe the problems under the carpet.

2. It must be harder to legally get hold of guns.
If you are saying that people will then just get hold of illegal guns, I assume you are for legalising heroin too.

21 September 2008

Henry Walden R.I.P

Henkka from Varjo died this weekend. Always friendly, always a laugh. You will be remembered, mate. It´s completely unfair and a huge loss to us all.

Tommi from Ifsociety wrote a lovely piece on the man.

18 September 2008

Jill Greenberg is my kinda girl


So the story goes, Jill "famous anti-repub" Greenberg gets the assignment to portrait John McCain. She goes about her work, putting spots under John to give him that Vlad Drakul look.
Then posts these pics on her website.

17 September 2008

Workshop action

I will be holding a workshop in comics at Metropolia 13-17/10.

Go here for further info.

This course is only open for Metropolia students.

12 September 2008

Old Pistols

It´s friday and this is the best I´ve seen in a long while.

10 September 2008

Sarah Palin reading list

I just came over this list of books Sarah Palin wanted banned. Quality stuff!
(my faves in bold)

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Blubber by Judy Blume
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Carrie by Stephen King
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Christine by Stephen King
Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Cujo by Stephen King
Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen
Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite
Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Decameron by Boccaccio
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Fallen Angels by Walter Myers
Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) by JohnCleland
Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Forever by Judy Blume
Grendel by John Champlin Gardner
Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Have to Go by Robert Munsch
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Impressions edited by Jack Booth
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
It's Okay if You Don't Love Me by Norma Klein
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Love is One of the Choices by Norma Klein
Lysistrata by Aristophanes
More Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and
Christopher Collier
My House by Nikki Giovanni
My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara
Night Chills by Dean Koontz
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women's Health Collective
Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz
Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Separate Peace by John Knowles
Silas Marner by George Eliot
Slaughterhouse- Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Bastard by John Jakes
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Devil's Alternative by Frederick Forsyth
The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Snyder
The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
The Living Bible by William C. Bower
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
The New Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
The Seduction of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders
The Shining by Stephen King
The Witches by Roald Dahl

The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Snyder
Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary by the Merriam-Webster Editorial Staff
Witches, Pumpkins, and Grin

I would of course give ALL of these books a warm recommendation. Inspiring Amerikas Neue Kommandant to start the bonfire is really enough to make em interesting.

Apparently the list is a hoax. What still stands, is the fact of Palin discussing book banning with the head librarian. When the librarian protested, Palin had her removed from her position.

08 September 2008

Jingle work

1. Söderströms publisher will have a presentation at the Love and Anarchy film festival

2. Yours truly have made the music.

3. If you pass by Lasipalatsi in the near future and hear some glockenspiel-pling, then you will know that all is well and good in the universe.

4. I will post some audio here once I get the time to figure out how Blogger will allow me to do that in a neat way.

04 September 2008

Into - education

Into - education, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

New pamphlet cover for Into Kustannus.
This time about the education system

28 August 2008

into - Paper II

into - Paper II, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

Second cover for Into pamphlet on Finnish Paper industry´s effects on it´s surroundings.
Rock on over to Flickr to check em out.

Nazca gig action this autumn

That´s right, when I´m not doing comix or graphic design, I play in a band.
The band´s name is Nazca, we have been making music for ten years now, released two longplayers, an EP and a DVD.
Anyways, this week things are starting to move in the Nazca camp. We have two gigs confirmed.

The first one will be in Tampere next month, we are extremely pleased to warm up for legendary New Model Army. This will happen at Klubi, Tampere, sat 27/9.

Then we will again play Dubrovnik and Kalma friday 17/10.

And maybe we´ll even get the record out this autumn?

Good things ahead.

20 August 2008

Berlin trip up on Flickr

S-Bahn, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

Me n Tanja took off for five days of Schnauzer und Schnitzel. Rock on over to Flickr to check em out.

18 August 2008

Going through my pockets

Going through my pockets, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

Afraid you find out far more than I want you to know about me

16 August 2008

Into - Direct democracy

Into - Direct democracy, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

Another pamphlet from Into kustannus. This time about direct democracy.

14 August 2008

Skisse jeg fant under opprydning/sketch I found while cleaning

(For dere som ikke kan lese min forferdelige håndskrift:
Er det ikke morsomt hvordan skinheads banker opp folk som ser homo ut?)

(english translation: Isn´t it funny how skinheads beat up people who look gay?

13 August 2008

Happy Southpaw day!

Today is the day of the left-handed. Well, why not?
Finally a day I can celebrate, being part of this exclusive club.
Two hundred years ago, we were all whipped on the town square for writing with the Devil´s hand. They didn´t know how right they were....

This day is just the beginning! We will RIIISE!

(read more)

08 August 2008

A sudden epiphany

I suddenly realised what norwegian/scandinavian men´s clothing store Dressmann must sound like to english speakers. Made me laugh.

Please disregard previous kinda-bummed-out-post.

080808, 08:00 PM

080808, 08:00 PM

One glance at Aftenpostens front page:

-Possibly new great war in Kaukasus. Russia is bombing Georgia as we speak.

-Norwegian conservatives planning to sell off the country to corporations as soon they get into power.

-13 dead in trainwreck in Czech republic.

-12 dead in US bus accident.

-World won't but just might be swallowed by a black hole tomorrow.

Does this mean that 888 is the number of the beast?

31 July 2008

Delia Darbyshire showing how sounds SHOULD be manipulated.

Been working on the Nazca record this week and found this pretty inspiring. Also show that anyone using computers or synthesizers are complete pussies compared to the BBC Radiophonic workshop.

For more on Delia, check out this classic piece of music which still sounds like the future, 45 years later.

The future was so much cooler before.

28 July 2008

Salam Pax appears and disappears

Salam Pax´s Baghdad blog was mandatory reading during the Iraq war and its aftermath. It ended four years ago with these words:

I think Hiatus is the word. Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen.

Then he reappeared a month ago, with a pretty great blog post about amusement parks in Baghdad. And then that site went bust.

I´m waiting with bated breath for any new posts from Salam.

If you live in Norway, buy the original The Baghdad Blog-book and not the hastily-put-together-let´s-milk-this-thing-dry-norwegian version with the outstandingly clunky title "Faens Bomber" ("damn bombs").

25 July 2008


Kyläytymisopas, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

Legendary squat Annikinkatu in Tampere is getting the pamphlet treatment from Into Kustannus. This is the cover.

24 July 2008

Graphic design to die for

Just found this pic out on the glorious intarwebs. Yes, it´s real.

Fighter jets come out from behind giant old man in the sky. The giant old man gaze upon the fighter jets dreamily, while wondering why the colors have gone all fruity. And why the rest of his body is dissolving into thin air. He´s just a giant old head in the sky now. But he has teh wisdom ...OF FIGHTER JETS!

20 July 2008


Vi har evalueringsdag borte på I Fremtiden-bloggen. Ta en tur og si din mening!

18 July 2008


Here´s an investment tip while world finance is going down the toilet.
Put your cash where it makes a difference!

Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.

Go here for more.

The Washington Post tells us what the War on Terror really is about

Comfort capsules!

08 July 2008

Wacom drivers and Leopards in Europe

Just a little shout-out to anyone dealing with the same stuff I had lately.

Short story: The newest OSX update kills Wacom tablet drivers. Making your expensive tablet as handy a drawing tool as a couple of boxing gloves.

After being told by support that I had no problem whatsoever, since I had downloaded the newest driver update + installed it, I still somehow had problems.

After some googling, I found out that Wacom didn´t have the newest drivers on their european site. Quick fix: Go to their american site and download the driver from there.


07 July 2008

Moebius redux

[snipped from drawn.ca]

42 minutes on the great master. Music by Karl Bartos.

Description from Googlevideo:

French artist and author Jean Giraud is one of the most famous and influential comic strip illustrators and authors of all time. Achieving his greatest fame as Moebius – not so much a pseudonym as an alter ego – he revolutionized the world of comics. Moebius Redux takes extraordinary visual paths in documentary filmmaking and goes on a mind-bending tour of imagination past, present and future.


30 June 2008

Get your war on

I just re-read the old Get your war on-strips while having a break from deadline-chasing.

Guess what? They are still hilarious.

Into pamphlet 3 - Pentti Linkola

The third Into pamphlet is on the street. Here´s the cover done by yours truly.
An image my mate Ville called "wonderfully morbid". That´s how it goes when Linkola is argumenting for ecology through genocide. It needs to be said and Linkola is the man to do it.

29 June 2008


Not only one of the best songs I´ve heard this year, but also the best video.

Helsinki eastern outback up on Flickr

30, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

Wildlife, beasts n shotguns. Ride on to Flickr to take it all in.

28 June 2008

Truth stranger than fiction part XIV

Neatorama shows us the 10 strangest anti-terror patents filed.
This is for real and not taken from Facts from the world. Promise.


22 June 2008

Alt er relativt

Dagbladets rapport fra finsk St.Hans.

Finske YLEs rapport fra finsk St.Hans.


How bout some highlights from nine days in NYC?

-Munich Airport had a Fabriano outlet. I have never before been able to buy quality cotton cold pressed 300 g watercolor paper at an airport before. Thoroughly amazing to me and no one else.

-Flight from Munich with Lufthansa. Beer and sausage as inflight nourishment. Sehr gut.

-25th floor studio apartment in Jersey, balcony view to Manhattan skyline, rented by these guys. Hugely recommended. Cheap, friendly, practical and cosy.

-One of the first things I saw on street level Manhattan was a puking nun and a midget in a pinstripe suit.

-Good music almost everywhere. Normal coffeeplaces playing Dead Kennedys, Talking Heads and Joy Division. Never had so many "shh, they´re playing THAT song"-moments. Not that I actually shushed people, mind.

-Lady telling me to hide my camera better on the subway, ending with the zinger "I´m your mother".

-Heatwave making aircondition a condition for life.

-Picture box store. Good finds from Taylor McKimens and Matt Leine.

-Mocca. Meeting Keith Knight, Ruben Bolling, Ted Rall and dozens of others. Partying with Falk, Fiske, Holtestaul and Jason. Interesting to see the difference from european festivals. People are far more extrovert. Not sure if that´s always a good thing.
Recommended: Rat fever by Ian Harker. Good guy, good stuff.
Prints by Nik Moore.
Selfpublished, beautiful books by John Mejias
A dummy copy of Pushwagner´s Soft City

-Moma. Highlights:
Suprematist and early russian avantgarde
Ernst and Hilla Becher photos
Diane Arbus

-Feeling like I have entered a cult compound at the Apple store. Blankly smiling, identically dressed twentysomethings slipping words like "voltage independent" into the conversation like it´s the most natural thing in the world.

-Seeing Manhattan getting electrocuted in a fierce thunderstorm from a 25th floor Jersey balcony while drinking Urquell and going "woah" a lot.

-Desert Island Johnny Ryan signing, followed by the open studio afterparty, followed by the warehouse party following that again. Interesting watching a chick crowdsurfing a crowd counting about 50 people. Good band, lovely experience.

Have to get back...

12 June 2008

Freedom in the land of the free

Me n Lady Liberty 4 ever, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

10 June 2008

NYC @ Flickr

Big city, originally uploaded by Karstein Volle.

Been posting a bunch o photos from the NYC stay at Flickr. Rock on over there for sidewalk bunnies, ice cream beacons, fetish shops and MOCCA.

05 June 2008

Munich Airport blogging

Slept maybe four hours after being part of the festivities at FST´s summer party yesterday. We won FST´s Program price for Boktid! Amazing! Staffan, Petter & Anna has done such a beautiful job, it´s not hard to understand. A fun program about literature that doesn´t back away from depth. How often do you see that on TV?

Anyways, flight to New York City leaves in an hour. I´m excited.

03 June 2008


Just uploaded 15 pics from the comic adaptions I have made for FST (Finland´s national Swedishlanguage tv channel)´s program Boktid (Booktime).

To say it´s been a joy working with this material and together with the Boktid-team, would be an understatement.

Polishing off my last contribution for the spring now, we´ll be back with new programs during the autumn.

Click the pic to check it out.


Spent the weekend last week in Oslo and oh my, what a festival.

There was much rejoicing.

I leave you with this image that somehow ended up on Facebook.

(no, that is not perspectival distortion, that is Roy Søbstad´s giant hand helping me clean my ear)

I´m off to NYC and Mocca at the end of the week. Sweet.

13 May 2008

Tom the Dancing Bug

For those of you who are not in the know, Ruben Bolling, of Tom the dancing bug fame has his own blog right here.

If you don´t know anything about Ruben, go here. Really. You are missing out.

And I assume that Ted Rall and Tom Tomorrow is common knowledge. In a perfect world, it should be.

11 May 2008

Facts from the World @ Electrocomics

For all of you who has been wondering what all this stuff about "Facts from the world" is all about, go here to find out.

Facts will be published in english every sunday starting from today.

And Electrocomics is maybe the most interesting place to be at the moment, take an hour to peek around.

09 May 2008

Gandhi Into pamphlet - draft 3

Observant eyes may have noticed something familiar with Into Kustannus´ first pamphlet "puolueiden kriisi".

I did the cover and I'm doing the covers for all the pamphlets in this series.

Into Kustannus is a new publisher dedicated to publishing political pamphlets on topics ranging from the new political dividing lines, Pacifism/Gandhi and Pentti Linkola. That´s just the first three of them.

To say I´m a proud contributor, would be an understatement.

05 May 2008

I Fremtiden blogg

I fremtiden har fått sin helt egen blogg, dere. Der blir det lagt ut en stripe per dag.
Gå hit for å få vite hvordan det vil bli!


03 May 2008

Through the habitrails

Just received my copy of Through the habitrails by Jeff Nicholson. I first noticed his stuff in early nineties indie horror anthology Taboo (the one where Lost Girls did its first run, r.i.p.). Just one of those "How come I haven't seen this guy's stuff all over the place?"-moments. Then I remembered my taste is pretty weird. Anyways, I tracked down a collection published 1994 on an indie called Bad Habit, California (?) it plunked down in my mailbox yesterday and god damn, this is good.

To quote Artbomb.net:

The guy in THROUGH THE HABITRAILS has a job that involves getting taps installed in the back of his neck so his ghoulish bosses can drain him of his juice. His main boss is apparently a gigantic, fat little bastard of a hamster wearing a crown. The job gets so bad that he fashions a jar around his head so he can remain pickled in beer all the time. He has to live with his coworkers, professional politics intermingling inescapably with the personal. These coworkers are egomaniacs, sycophants, drug burnouts, or hollow shells of humans living in cages. He dates some of them anyway.

My point is, track down this man, Jeff Nicholson, make sure he gets his due, elevate him to celebrity status and saturate the market with the products of his imagination.


29 April 2008

SPX 08

Came back yesterday from a fine weekend with Small Press Xpo at Serieteket in Stockholm.

Quick linkspread of personal highlights:

Ulli Lust
Nou nou hau
Marko Turunen
Kim Andersson

Take the time to click any of these links. You won't regret it.

Showed my stuff to people from Galago and Top Shelf. I can never make up my mind if I do more damage than good by actively pushing my material upon innocent publishers. Especially after two days of, ehum, immersion into underground culture.

Big thanks to Kalis and Mikko for putting me up + being great company.