tiistai 21. lokakuuta 2008

Odd and the Frost Giants page 11 (chapter 1)

Yup. It sure took it's time... but I promise the next page won't take so long.


tiistai 14. lokakuuta 2008

The Graveyard Book

So, I've read (and listened at mousecircus.com) Neil's new book... and I loved it.

Once again Neil tells us stories filled with ghosts and ghouls and monsters. And once again those creatures are described with such accuracy and clarity that they seem more real, more HUMAN, than most of the empty-faced strangers that you'll see walking down the streets in the REAL world.

And once again the most powerfull parts of the stories are not the scary bits (and there are those too), but the more silent and gentle parts where you can almost taste the joy, or sadness, or longing, of the characters... and you can most certainly feel it.


keskiviikko 8. lokakuuta 2008

Blinking at the sunlight...

It's been awhile (and certainly longer than I anticipated).

Right. The past six months have been pretty rough. Nothing dramatic though. More like a slow avalanche of work- and family-related stuff that really needed my attention. But at some point during that time I realized I was wearing myself out, and decided to put all the "extra-stuff" on hold for awhile. Now, few months later, I'm still not ready to go full-speed ahead with Odd, but the "itch" is slowly getting unbearable and I've even done some drawin' during the past couple of days.

So. I'm still not out from the woods (and neither is Odd), not really, but I'm getting there (and so will he). There's just too much cool stuff already sketched or visualized in my head to quit at this point.

Be seeing you.