Talviunta osa 1

Talviunta -lehden ensimmäinen osa ilmestyy pian! Seuraava osa tulee sitten syksyllä… ja (toivottavasti) ainakin pari lisää seuraavana vuonna. Ihanaa saada vihdoin paikka, jossa pääsen julkaisemaan lyhyempiä tarinoitani.

Tilauksen voi hoitaa Asema Kustannuksen sivuilta: http://asemakustannus.com/kirjat/talviunta_1.html






Vihdoin muutamia kuvia Juorulinnut-työstäni Kiasman Päin näköä! -näyttelystä // Couple of pictures of my work ”gossip birds” from the Kiasma Eyeballing! -exhibition:


Teach me what is a morning

Julkaistu Call it a day kirjassa 2011 //  This was published in Call It a Day -book with better translated English subtitles…

Teach me what is a morning | What means | good morning | What is morning coffee and breakfast | How you wake up only once in the morning | Can I go back to sleep now? | Of course not! | Get up!

During the day I’ll tell you a secret | lunch is my breakfast | ”free time” | ”weekend” | ”holiday” | Words that I don’t know | At the same time I’m trying to ready you | to know if I should tell you everything

In the evening you confess: | I’m getting tired | No! | I’m just getting started | Whe still have so much to see! | I’ll lure you to get to know my world | I should go to sleep | you can stay awake just a bit longer.

If you can stay awake, I will show you what is night | This is my favorit place in Helsinki | The stars, the moon, silence and peace | embracing darkness | But we always have to sacrifice ether the morning or the night. | Are you still awake? | And I don’t think that nether of us will give up on theirs.

Business time

Sain vihdoin tehtyä käyntikortit itselleni, ja ihan kivat niistä tulikin… Suosittelen Moo:ta kyllä. Hyvälaatuisia kortteja (leikkaus osassa vähän huono, mutta muuten paino ok), nopeahko toimitus. Vähän kallitta noi oli, mut ehkäpä sen arvoisia kuiteskin.

I finally got myself to do proper business cards! And they turend out quite nicely… I can recomend Moo for sure.


Tein myös itselleni portfolion Issuuta käyttäen (lisään suomenkielisen portfolion jossainvälissä tuonne myös). Sarjakuvia kaipaavat voivat käydä lukemassa vähän maistiaisia tämänhetkisistä projekteistani tuolta portfoliosta…

For those who hope to read comics here: I will post some soon! In the mean time, you can check some sneak previews of my projects from my portfolio in Issuu…

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Jeg er så dygtig!


Comic that I did in Nordicomics workshop in Tallinn last week.

SO MUCH WORK | Hi | Hello | Will you come out with me to play? | Not today | Oh…

I have so much to do | Work and everything | Oh, sure | of course | Maybe tomorrow? | Maybe | Okay… Well I’ll see you tomorrow then | Yes, maybe


Näin mun muisti yleensä toimii | This is how my memory works:

Oh no, you know what… | I didn’t find it.

Or wait…

Here’s that one night when that one dude came to visit at your studio…

What do you mean you don’t want to remember that? | You told me to save everything

How am I supposed to know what’s important and what’s not? | If I throw it away, you will be soon asking after it

well, FINE. | Let’s throw it out then | Then he suddenly sent a message and… | He was wearing a cute shirt that had a picture of… | And then he smiled so nicely…

It was a warm summer, really pretty | And back then he still wanted to talk to me and see me | I laughed and he laughed and…|


I told you… | Hey! | I think I found it! | Jukka! He’s first name is Jukka and… | em…. | Oh-no…

I think I’ve spilled the last name on the floor | sorry.

I think there’s a J in it… | But I can’t make out what the whole name was | Oh no…

When there’s always new information coming | And I haven’t  even had the time to organize the old one

But we can sing ”ich habe eine banane” together again | that’s safely stored.

Prinsessa Uninen

Löysin tälläisen sarjakuvan koneeltani. Joskus oli tarkoitus tehdä yhteinen pienlehti kaverin kanssa, mutta ei me sitä vissiin koskaan tehty… Tämä on vuodelta 2009.  Kaksi vuotta sitten. Vau kun aika menee taas niin nopeeta.

I found this old comic from my computer. We where planning to do a zine together with a friend of mine, but I guess we never did it… This was done in 2009. That’s 2 years ago. Wow, time goes by so quickly.

Once upon a time there was a princess who loved sleeping. She didn’t really do anything else. And nobody dared to wake up the princess, because she could be very angry if you tried to wake her up. I mean VERY angry.

The king and the queen started to be very fed up with the princess who didn’t do anything else than slept and slept. | We have to wake her up. | You do it, I don’t dare. | But nether of them dared to wake up princess Sleepy. So they decided to call for reinforcements. | Hear! Hear!  | Half the kingdom and lots of candy to who ever wakes up the princess!

First to arrive where princess Sleepy’s princess friends from the neighbor princessdoms. | Princess Gentle from Turku | Princess Sweet from Norpatti land | Soon she doesn’t want to sleep anymore | We brought juggling balls with us!  | Giggled princess Gentle and princess Sweet | Wake up princess Sleepy! | It’s a beautiful day today! | Come and play with us! | Meh | Answered the princess and turned around in the bed.

The fairy godmother of the princesses flew by. | I know for sure how to wake up the princess | The fairy godmother conjured up all kinds of cakes and other sweets. | Wake up princess Sleepy! | It’s such a sweet day today | Come and eat some cake with us | gah | Answered the princess and turned around in the bed.

Then arrived the powerful wizard of  the neighbor country. | I can assure you I will wake up the princess | The wizard immediately started to use the most powerful magic that he knew of. He called it ”reverse psychology”. | Hey princess Sleepy, go on and sleep! | It’s better that you don’t wake up. | Hah | Said the princess and turned around in the bed.

Then suddenly Disco prince arrived. He was looking for some one to party with. | You’re not going to wake her up with that kind of  grim attitude! | Said the prince and danced towards the princess. | Wake up princess Sleepy! It’s a super hyper glittery day today! | Come with me to party! | Bah | Answered the princes and turned around in the bed.

Finally arrived the prince Dream. | No worries! | I will wake up the princess! | Waking up princesses is my job | Wake up princess Sleepy! | Today is your lucky day! | wake up so we can make out | GRRR | Growled the princes and turned around in the bed.

Finally everyone where very tired. They had tired all the tricks to wake up the princess, but she still hadn’t waken up. | ZZZZZ | So they decided to give up and throw a big evening party, just that the whole day wouldn’t go to waste.  | KLOK | said the door and the princes woke up.

Where is everyone?! | Hey are they having a party?!! | Why didn’t they wake me up?!