I was quite late to the party when it came to graphic novels and comics for a more adult audience. I read a lot of comics as a kid though but somehow I grew out of the kids comics and didn’t really know there was this whole market of graphic novels for “older kids”. Nowadays I dream about writing and illustrating my own book of course. Not a typical comic with a traditional layout but instead something more like a short novel with a lot of pictures in various sizes. Something dark and weird of course.

One of my absolute favorite artist and writer is the fantastic Shaun Tan. I can get lost in his books for ages because there’s so much to explore and take in. He’s really awesome when it comes to creating a mood and a he doesn’t need many words to tell his story, it’s all in there. Some of my favorites are Eric and The Arrival and I definitely recommend them to anyone interested in getting to know some of his works.


Well, I have to say that I’m doing pretty good with inktober so far. I was behind for a week or so but I got caught up over the previous weekend. At the moment I’m in Stockholm and decided not to bring any art supplies with me so I have a few days to catch up on when I get back home on Sunday. But so far I have done 25 drawings and here are some of them. A bit weird and morbid, just like me. 😉 This was #graceful and #sword


#poison and #fat

I’m planning to scan, print them and DIY my own little sketchbook. I started out in a sketchbook for the first few drawings but it was a really bad one with awful paper so I started over on loose paper instead. It would be nice to have them all in one book though.


That is a constant question lurking around in the back of my mind. The thing is, I really love reading blogs and I like writing too but I get stressed out when I’m not producing content as often as I would like. So this time, while starting fresh, I will try my best to let go of the blog when I have too much work on my plate and to be ok with that and just get back into it when things calm down again, as it always does.

I really look forward to filling this space with all sorts of creativity. I’m going to kick off this journey with Inktober in a few days time. I hope you will join me!

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