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