30 June 2009

Come to Bukra galleria!

Tonight is the last chance to see our exhibition at Galleria Bukra. Show up after 18:00 and enjoy the art, get the chance to win free artwork and see us play an acoustic gig. All free. Don't miss it.


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07 June 2009


I´ve been having the most hectic six months since... whenever.

Promo work with the book has been hardcore but fun, me n Vesa Kataisto informed the people of Kemi at the Kemi Comics festival some weeks back. Big thanks go out to the arrangers of the festival, they made sure we had the best of times. Thanks are also due to the arrangers of Maailma Kylässä-festival in Helsinki for giving us a spot, where I again misled the masses.

At the moment, there is in Turku an exhibition of Facts from the World comics at Cosmic Comics café. It will hang there until the end of June.

Cosmic Comics Café is anyway a place you would like to check out, not only for good drinks, food n wifi, but also for their extensive comics library, free for all visitors.

In Tampere, mine and Pete Korhonen´s Personal Politics-exhibition will hang until the end of June at Bukra Galleria. We have thus far received fantastic feedback on this one, so don´t miss it if you are in the area.
The limited edition A2 posters are also available for sale, 20 euros a pop.

My favourite Helsinki shop Pitkämies reports on their blog that the new Facts from the World compilation has been in their top bestseller list for two months now. Yay!

I just spent a couple of days in Oslo, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones along the way. Big thanks go to Mikkel for putting me up for the period. Check out his band, Happily Ever After!

Also, TV-season is over for this spring. Boktid will be back on finnish TV screens this autumn, featuring new comics from yours truly.

Spam spam spam

Back in the early ages of the internet, you would sometimes receive emails like "YOU COULD ALREADY BE A WINNER" or "Amazing offer!".
Fair enough. Back then we spent our workhours hitting the "delete"-button a lot.

Then someone invented the spamfilter.

Things got easier, we didn´t have to hit the "delete"-button so often.

Then things got weird.

Since the spamfilters were removing the usual buzzwords, the spammers had to become innovative
Nowadays the spammers are trying to sell me stuff through the medium of poetry!
Just check out my spamfolder from the last couple of days:

From: angewed
Subject: They sailed to the Western Sea, they did

From: tut10983
Subject : Wash away, wash away‎
Body: How charmingly sweet you sing Where the early pumpkins blow pmg http://ushatechindia.com/rmhz …

From: me
Subject: Clowns raped cops

From: me
Subject: Bum kicked Condolesa‎

From: gummert.bdba.bvbc
Subject: Maybe you’ll be forgiven or maybe not‎
Body: Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo tell the moon above me rqmmz

From: me
Subject: At 10, white cap with duck‎

How am I supposed to get the desire for enlarging pills by reading Dada Modernist poetry?

On closer inspection, I find that they are sent from myself? When did i do this? Am I supposed to buy enlarging pharmaceuticals from myself? How? Why?

Who are these spammers? Are they insane? Are they even human?

What can we do about them?

Well, Elliot Burford makes art from them. An example to follow, surely.