Wednesday, September 19, 2007

For Wallu's Songbook

The finalists of the comics competition were all at this dinner. It was cool to sit at the same table and chat with finnish comic's big names such as Wallu, Tarmo Koivisto and Petri Hiltunen. Wallu brought these great two books that he's had for quite some time now. They are his "songbooks" were he has asked people, mainly comics artist to draw a song or a tune. He asked us all to draw something in them. But as I got more concentrated in eating and chatting away with mr. Koivisto I didn't get anything drawn in neither of the books. So Wallu kindly said that I should just take one with me, draw a pic and return it to him! So I hesitated to hold on to this book that is somewhat valuable with it's artworks from different artist but also I bet loaded with sentimental and cultural gravitas.

So today I finally sat down and drew something. I decided to draw without sketching as had most of the others. After all it was about music which in itself is spontaneous! I just had to scan it to keep as a memory for myself. It was really cool to get into the same covers as the many of the finnish comic veterans and the likes of Don Rosa, Mort Walker, Gilbert Shelton, Moebius... :))

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Happy Accident!

Well, I genuinely couldn't have believed that the comic that me and Eija Lappalainen did for Sarjis 2007 -competition would get to the competition's anthology let alone reach the 2nd prize! To our surprise and delight it did :)

I hope this will give me the motivation to do more comics in the future! Now I can post a few panels of it. Get the whole album "5 Fantasiaa" from the stores here in Finland :) It's got a lot of good stuff in it!

My only complaint is that they misspelled my name in the author credits :( It reads Hanne instead of Janne. Not only it changes my name but my sex also! Oh well, I guess I'll have to take it as my alter ego...

Here, here and here are some of my previous posts about the comic.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Going primal

The comics festival in Helsinki is being organized during the following weekend. Check here for more info.

I plan to hang out there a lot and also there's finally some of my new comic stuff published too. It's not much but's a start! See ya all there!

Oh and this pic is something I doodled down on paper at work yesterday, could be something more primal in me or maybe it's just a bloke totally wasted, wanting to make a closer acquaintance.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Again some new croquis

Ok, these are from today. Drawing went a bit smootker than on th previous time. A lot to learn still and hope to continue with these and to do some other new stuff as well!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Croquis are back!

The life drawing sessions have begun again. You really can see that I haven't done nothing at that front during the summer. It was a real struggle to get anything on paper but hopefully it starts to get smoother on the next time. Interesting was the drastic change in the feel when changing the medium from pencil to colored pencil and then to dried up brush pen.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Black & Green

I seem to have developed a favorite color combination of black and green. This is a typical doodle in the sense that I started drawing a foot and didn't have in mind what would be the resulting picture. I should do more drawings so that I would sketch it out first and then put in the inking/felt pen. But it's twice the trouble that way :) and I also feel that some freshness is lost in the process...

Friday, September 07, 2007

Picking up speed...

Well, I had to make a post before I went to work just to get on moving again with the blog plus that I'm away again for the weekend. Tonight we're also gonna go and see a stand-up gig by Pablo Francisco, that's gonna be fun!

These sketches are a combination of pretty new ones and a couple of older ones. The fragile lady has definitely some inspiration coming out of this fabulous looking animation short "Madame Tutli-Putli".

The "toons gone bad" I did without thinking much (or sketching) so there's some awkward in their pose but hell it's a disturbing image anyway. Then there's the "hard rocker" (done in a meeting:) with something quite provocative in him, could be ye old cucumber in da trousers -routine, you never know :D.

Oh well, have a great weekend you all!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Doodle collection again

Again, it has been while (how many times have I said that). Lot's of other stuff happening like my friends getting married and being the bestman meant a bit of extra activities.

But now I'm back, with a vengeance! Well at least scraping the barrel again. So here's some recent and not so recent collected doodles and sketchbook stuff on one page. Do these have any meaning? Probably not but at least they keep me going.