Post-Stockholm International Comics Festival 2012

#stockholm #comics #sis12 Tinet with copy of Driftwood.

I will write a longer post (in Swedish) later, when I have more photos …

It was a fun festival this year, as always. I presented to the world Drivgods, one of the fattest books of the year, and perhaps one of the strangest comics to ever have been published in Swedish. Maybe I should have made the inside covers blank, or at least left more empty space on the title page, because there wasn’t that much space to draw impressive things when I signed it for people.

Also, my zine Tunguska #9 won the Swedish Comics Association’s big comics zine award 2012! I don’t remember the motivation, but perhaps they will publish it somewhere eventually. V^(oo)^V Apparently the jury thought it was the best among about 300 zines that they had received (apart from the ones that had won too often already …). :3

But the greatest moment was when a wonderful person bought issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Tunguska. I signed them all.

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Those who didn’t have enough money to buy Drivgods or couldn’t make it to SIS but want it, see the instructions in the top of the left column!

Tunguska #10!

80 sidor, A4, 40 kr!

I detta nummer publiceras sista kapitlet av Drivgods. Samtidigt kommer ju Drivgods även ut i en fet samlingsvolym, vilket kanske kan tyckas vara lite knäppt.

Men nu kan man i alla fall välja helt fritt om man vill ha fanzinet eller boken, och slipper utpressas till att köpa fanzinet först för att man inte kan hålla sig innan man får läsa fortsättningen på berättelsen, eller hela boken fast man redan har alla fanzinen med de föregående kapitlen … Fast man kan så klart köpa både fanzinet och boken, på en gång, nu med. V^(oo)^V

Det som finns i fanzinet och som inte finns i boken är ett omslag med pitbullterriern Emma, heta kravallgreker på sidan 3, lite skisser (inklusive fanservice!!! :3), och åtta sidor fotografier och historik om Gateshead i norra England, där detta kapitel utspelar sig. Sen är ju även själva serien tryckt i större format än i boken.

Posters och vykort :3

Omslaget till Drivgods-boken blev ju så jävla snyggt, så jag kände mig tvungen att trycka lite vykort och posters med det.

Vykort – med runda kanter!! V*(oo)*V

Sen tryckte jag posters på linduk. Det är snyggt och håller mycket bättre än papper. Om man för ett nomadiskt leverne som jag uppskattar man att man helt enkelt kan rulla upp dem och inte behöver oroa sig för att de ska skrynklas eller plattas ihop i packningen.

Om man inte för ett nomadiskt leverne kan man även spänna upp dem på en kilram (30 x 40 cm).

Jag gjorde tre av varje motiv, så det är med andra ord en extremt limiterad upplaga!


The fruits of my hard work!

Building the fence yesterday was a really nice little “vacation”. Looking back at January, February and March up until now, I didn’t do much else than working my ass off in a haze of coffee, Club Mate and cheap frozen pizza, drowning out my silly panicking brain with Ursula K. LeGuin audiobooks.

(Cheap frozen pizza, blown out lightbulbs, budgie food, oatmeal and Club Mate bottles = Tinet’s January-March 2012)

Towards the end I had like mental breakdowns every night, but I did finish it, and I don’t think it’s bad or too rushed at all. V^(oo)^V After this experience I know for sure that I can trust my creative spirit, if I just shut up and do as it says.

So, the Swedish Driftwood book is at the printers now, and will be out at the end of April. I’ll be signing it at the comics market at Stockholm International Comics Festival, April 28th-29th. (An English edition will follow in the summer.)

The final chapter of Driftwood will also be published in #10 of my photocopied zine Tunguska, for those who have all the previous zines and might feel cheated if they had to buy the whole book just to read the last chapter. It will be a big fat zine with some behind the scenes stuff and other nice things.

Maybe I’ll also make posters of the cover and back cover of the book, because it’s so nice. :3

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Another book that will be out at Stockholm Comics Festival, and which I’ve also worked hard for, is the erotic comics anthology Swedish Comic Sin! I’ve contributed a story to it, which I’ve posted some previews of here already.

It’s a total indie publication, so all contributing artists pay together for the printing cost and sell copies of it themselves. I’ll sell and sign copies of it in Stockholm and other upcoming festivals, and you can of course order it from me (details on the store page).

Back from SPX

I just finished a deadly deadline, so it took some time before I could return to the finer things in life, such as actually posting something on this blog. (Other finer things I shall soon return to: drawing comics and also my home and garden.)

But anyway — Stockholm SPX11!

I’ve written a long report in Swedish with lots of photos on the Epix blog. Here is a short report in English with less photos:

Elmgren table with a bit of Katin on the side

Tunguska #9 sold quite nicely. It actually brought in more money than the Eva book — maybe because the Eva book was just so 2009/2010.

I’d had nightmares not only about forgetting to bring my zines to SPX, but also of people accusing me of being a paedophile :3, but actually none of those scenarios came true! There was just one guy who came by and said he’d seen my pedoporn drawings and was surprised that I’m a girl and not a guy. Oookay …

I had also been worried that no one would want the free retired Eva zines that I gave out, but they all disappeared long before Saturday / Free Comic Book Day was over. Whee!

Horst, Tinet and Ainur

I shared my tables with Epix/Horst Schröder and Ainur with Goldenbird, and Ilan brought along a Hungarian publication of his mum’s work, and also a zine of his own!

The Tagtool live drawing event that I organized with Ilan went quite well. There are lots of photos on the live drawing blog. I had to jump in when somebody got ill, so I also got to tagtool a bit at SPX. Here is a screenshot of what I drew …

Tinet Elmgren

I hope to soon be just like the piggy, riding my bike home through the nightly countryside. V^(oo)^V

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