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New comics from Q-Ray! Confessions of a Rookie Filmmaker #1 “An independent comic about independent film making.” “Starting with Super-8 film, Clint Cure examines his film making journey through video and the beginning of the digital age.” E-Comic version: … Continue reading

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Stockholm International Comics Festival 2014 - Day One Convention Report (Part Two)

[ is coughing up blood, so I’ll resume my notes in a separate post. (Too many pictures!)]

The ‘Kulturhuset' is buzzing with comics folks of all persuasions. Overseas comics? Yep. Manga? Yep. Svensk Spandex? Panel on Uruguay comics? (Below) They’ve got it all. 


 I’m intrigued by the phone-book sized volumes of Mattias Elftorp, who’s not only created two tomes of “Piracy Is Liberation”; he’s actually *torrented* them to walk his talk. We talk on corporatization, brain jacks, cyberpunk nostalgia and hype around the ‘Pirate Party’.   

(I’m reminded of the quote I’d seen walking downstairs in the Kulturhuset: Reading rebels against the managed world of information & the chaotic world of data. Reading is meaning. Jeanette Weinterson, 2011. It doesn’t matter if you’re a programmer, a punk or a librarian, there are tools available for you to avoid being steered into someone else’s narrative.)

For a taste, check out Mattias’ collection of stories, ‘A Subtle Fuck You’. 

Hey, there’s a table full of Finns! (I’m part Finn though you’d never know it.) They’ve got all kinds of goodies to share, including a children’s anthology. I really enjoy seeing alternative and counterculture folks look to strengthen the next generation. (What, you’re  going to leave it to Disney?) 

Shout Outs:

Souvenirs of Kashmir (dramatic parable by Henrik Soderstrom) and Moony Lena (surreal excursions by Marlena Lampinen). 

Ellen Greider's heartfelt 'Konversationer' and 'flyttfaglar'. 

Fanzine Mot Rasism: heck yeah. 

Den Hudlosa Flickan - by multimedia marvel Kristin Eklund. 

Accessible works by Linda Pedersen (An Ordinary Week) and an intriguing novel adaptation by Tove Sorblom. There’s more, what I don’t catch in today’s notes I’ll catch in some mini-reviews. 

I wrap up the day with a huge stack of comics. And draw one of my own, with an assist from the Festival staff.

For more comics goodness? Check out this cover gallery with links to author web sites.

[FYI: Hopping on a plane tomorrow. So Day Two may follow a week from now.] :)

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2012 in Review: M. P. Fikaris

What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2012? Starting up a little store room in my studio and printing up a new periodical DAILIES while pushing through my inhibitions of medium and painting some comics.

Christopher Downes 2012 in review

What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2012? I went to the Australian Cartoonists Association's Stanley Awards weekend for the very first time. I had to crowd fund in order to get there, but it was really fun. I got to meet a lot of heroes of mine and they turned out to be genuinely nice people.

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What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2012? Continuing confidence in my work and processes, it is the gift that keeps on giving.

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