Lamia will be published in Svenska Serier later in 2015. I’m currently putting together an English translation and will try to get it into a non-Swedish periodical/anthology/something-something-dark-side as well. I’m also toying with the idea of using it to put together an eBook or application – something that can purchased and read with ease on the device of your choice. (It would be REALLY cool if I could get it to render on a binary b/w eReader. It’s all lineart, after all!)
My dear ol’ mum has been (not so subtly) nudging me to make more monsters – to be printed and colored by creative wee children all around. Fair enough, in between dry-spells in commissioned work for clients and the essential crippling depression of the artist, I’ve started sketching and inking that which goes bump in the night. The plan is to make a pack of PDFs for print both on standard A4 and US letter-sized paper, for a fairly negligible sum. Perhaps preprint a couple of booklets and bring to conventions and such.
That mummy looks a bit lonely. Perhaps add a bit of Egyptian architecture behind him for the final version :)
Four designs for Critical Press Media’s Opposition Forces. If you like FATE and a bit of crunch in your tabletop gaming, be sure to check it out.
EDIT: The funding campaign has now gone live. You can find it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1910926153/opposing-forces-powered-by-fate-core
No, really. Sex! Let me introduce you to the adult indie-anthology Swedish Comic Sin, a thus far yearly endeavour, aiming to collect fresh talent and make clever, enticing and pretty fu**ing sweet erotica. I’ve had the privilege to participate with 11 pages of lust and woe in this, the third instalment which is at the printers and will be available at this years International Comic Festival in Stockholm.
So, really… This site doesn’t have much to offer these days. Click yourself to http://swedishcomicsin.blogspot.se/ instead and read up on the project, as well as interviews with the participant artists. If you know you want a copy, but cannot make it to the festival, then fret not – drop me an email and we’ll make it happen. If you live in Gästrikland, it’s even fairly easy to arrange a “shady back-alley meeting” and I promise it’ll be awkward as f**k.
Peace, love and a double-barrelled shotgun
Somewhere around the end of spring in 2011, I had the notion that I would be able to keep on being creative as if the reason I had to quit drawing Vampires Suck was the comic itself. That assumption proved brutally wrong. Around september, my birthday actually, I tried to yank myself out of this cesspool, but that proved even more daunting. However, now at the beginning of 2012, I feel ready to Roll that Rock again..
You may notice that this is written in English, despite that I specifically stated to direct this blog to a Swedish audience. I don’t really know why I did that. Perhaps a desire to both find and direct my work to the markets of my home, or the fear of being unable to produce entries in English with the desired quality in the language. I really don’t know. But I do know that I will continue to write these posts in English. I’m sorry grandma(s) and grandpa, this’ll once again be a site you cannot use yourselves.
(Du kanske märker att detta är skrivet på engelska, trots att jag uttryckligen sa att jag skulle rikta den här bloggen mot en svensk publik. Jag vet inte riktigt varför jag gjorde det. Kanske önskade jag både finna och rikta min sajt till en marknad här hemma, eller så var jag rädd att jag inte skulle kunna hålla en tillräckligt hög kvalitet på språket om jag skrev inläggen på engelska. Men jag vet att jag kommer fortsätta att skriva alla inlägg på engelska i fortsättningen. Förlåt, farfar, farmor och mormor, det här blir en till sajt som ni inte kan ta del av på egen hand.)
There’s a couple of projects in the loop. I’ll get back to present them more thoroughly in a bit.
Peace, love and tranquillizers
Let the dead rest until they are needed again. It is no use to deny it any longer. I have to put Vampires Suck on indefinite hold for now. There’s a number of reasons why, and I’ll try to sum them up fairly quickly.
One thing is the internet as a medium in itself. You’ve seen me contemplate in earlier commentaries how the need for proper updates and a fair amount of content each update makes longer storylines challenging. After my first creative breakdown, I started the Chronicles of coffee and cigarettes, adjusting focus from the setting to those who (ab)use it. These were short gags presented as strips. But I don’t want to make strips. Or gags for that matter. At least not now.
VS evolved into something I find much more interesting creating – a story. Some of you, who play any edition of WoD, realise this as well. It’s not about how shitty or badass your character is in a game mechanic balance perspective. It is the drama that inevitably will surface because everything you touch will turn to shit. Life’s still a fucking joke, but everyone doesn’t get it, and others don’t find it particularly funny.
Continuing on what has been done is troublesome. I could start making proper ‘zines altogether out of VS, but there’s simply too much backstory only available online. And then there’s my conscious decision to direct VS to those already familiar with the Masquerade-setting. A proper shift in medium would require a full re-boot, and probably to drop the universe by White Wolf altogether.
But I assure you that the vampires have not returned into the shadows forever. They are always present, and the great resource material for classical Victorian horror can be applied within a multitude of settings. But VS as it is and has been, will not be for quite a while. I am deeply indebted to you all for giving me these 4 years.
Thank you so much,
I love you.
Vad fyller den här bloggen för syfte? Syftet är att jag, Linus Larsson, skall kunna samla redaktionellt material till gagn för fränder likväl som fiender, samt kommunicera om nya projekt inom serier och bildskapande, och följa upp pågående dito. Den här bloggen kommer främst att vara riktad mot en svensk publik, och kommer således att vanligtvis författas på svenska. Det är inte en blogg som avser att uppdatera regelbundet med nya, fräscha texter, ej heller en soptipp för mina kvasifilosofiska funderingar eller åsikter. Men jag kommer dock ta mig friheten att uppmärksamma annat som jag anser hör den här sysselsättningen till och jag personligen anser vara fucking awesome.
Med det sagt, välkommen hit och välkommen tillbaka när det faktiskt finns något egentligt innehåll värt att ta del av också.
I have no mouth and I must squeal,