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!)
Read it here: http://comics.riotamot.com/Ode-to-Coffee/
Vampires Suck was a web-comic about vampires. Specifically the vampires featured in White Wolf Publishing’s role-playing game Vampire: the Masquerade. It’s discontinued right now, but you’ll find all published strips right here!
It’s not particularly safe for work…
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
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.