torstai 26. helmikuuta 2009

I'm back...

Just roamed through the internet during my lunch hour and came across these movie trailers. If you're into weird movies, I think these might be worth checking out.

Severed Ways (movie about vikings finding America in 1007AD)

Big Man Japan (movie about... err... this very big dude... and some monsters?)

Especially Big Man Japan scored very highly on my "Err... (blink)... (blink)... What?... (blink)" scale.

perjantai 20. helmikuuta 2009

Gone fishing...

Been kinda busy (and lazy) lately, which means there's no "Odd" updates this week. AND, since I'll spend most of next week bein' somewhere else, it's possible that there won't be updates that week either.


But I AM doing the groundwork all the time and I can't wait to get to chapter 3.

In the mean while this seemed interesting. I just don't understand what the hell Patrick Duffy has to do with it...


keskiviikko 18. helmikuuta 2009

About the future and the flu and stuff...

So no, I haven't done another page of "Odd" (but I'm working on it)

Instead I mean to write a piece about where the F**K is this world going to?

The flu for example. When I was a kid having the flu meant that you would have a sore throat and a runny nose for few days... MAYBE some fever too if you got it bad, right? Nowadays you don't have flu, you have bloody INFLUENZA, which means you're laying flat on your back for two weeks sick as a dog, puking your guts out and shitting your PJ's and generally just wishing somebody would come to put you out of your misery. Now, WHAT-THE-F**K-HAPPENED-TO-FLU?

When I fist time heard some sci-fi stuff about "superflu" wiping out large portions of humankind, the thought seemed slightly ridiculous. And the only way to die of flu would've been if you accidentally swallowed a kleenex while coughing! Now, the influenza is different... that shit really feels like it could kill you.

One thing hasn't changed, though. When you got the flu, doctors couldn't do shit about it. All they could say was: "Stay in bed, drink warm fluids and try not get bored." Now, when you get the influenza they say "Stay in bed, get some iv-fluids and try not to die."

I think that the only thing that can save us now is... the KLEENEX! Seriously, when you had the flu, you sneezed and wiped your nose with a kleenex (or nessu or serla or whatever) until your nostrils and upper lip ended up very irritated and red. I think that kleenex should step up and face this new nemesis! I think they should invest to nanotechnology in order to create a SUPERKLEENEX. Just think about it! When the superflu strikes, you just wipe your nose (or any... umm... hole, that is leaking) with superkleenex and the nanobots kick the crap out of the disease!

And all I want is 1% of the profits.


perjantai 13. helmikuuta 2009

Odd and the Frost Giants page 22 (chapter 2)

Made it in time! Whee!

Have nothing especially clever to say and feel a bit worn-out, so I leave you to watch the picture and bugger off myself.


torstai 12. helmikuuta 2009

New "Odd" page... tomorrow...

I was flappin' my mouth over at Twitter that I would finish and post "Odd" page 22 today... should've known better and just keep my mouth shut.

Things came up and delayed the coloring a bit. But hopefully I can finish the page in question tomorrow... (knocking on wood)

But in the mean while, here's the bear from page 21 without outlines. I just happened to close the outline-layer in photoshop, looked at the picture for a moment and thought "there's something cool in that image"... cropped the cool bit and saved it as a jpg.

Here it is.

See you tomorrow (hopefully).


maanantai 9. helmikuuta 2009

Not quite a "ploughman's", but close...

I was given "a night off" by the rest of the family, so I went to see a movie ("Valkyrie" if you must know, not nessesarily my number 1 choice, but the options are quite limited in a small town like this. It was OK though. Bryan Singer is a good action/thriller director and Tom Cruise CAN actually act...)

After that I took my drawing gear and went to a nice pub, did some pencils and inks for "Odd" page 22, drank some really nice dark beer and ate some olives, cheese and toast. For some reason the situation reminded me a bit like the scene in "Shoggoth's Old Peculiar"... so I was probably grinning like an idiot by myself in that corner table... and some of the other clients DID look like they could've been relatives to Seth and Wilf.

Had a good ol' time.


torstai 5. helmikuuta 2009

Where's my teaspoon?

Couldn't find it when I needed it the most. Hope this will taste more like Ceylon tea and not Indian ink.

Took a "day off" from "Odd" yesterday. Back on track today.

Also found a real cool blog-thingie about artbooks called Parka Blogs. Go see it. It's really neat.


keskiviikko 4. helmikuuta 2009

Odd and the Frost Giants page 21 (chapter 2)

I'm a man of my word. Page 21 and another animal.

Oh, and since I'm curious. Is there anyone reading this Odd-comics thingie, who hasn't read the actual book? If there is, please drop me a comment, or email, or Tweet or FaceBook comment or something... Just want to know if there's people who don't know what's going to happen next.

Had loads of fun doing this. I'm pretty surprised how much I enjoy drawing animals.


tiistai 3. helmikuuta 2009

Just wanted to pop in... tell you that I'm inking "Odd" page 21, and it's going very nicely, thank you very much. If all goes well, I think I'll color it and post it tomorrow. Whee!!