Sorry for the lack of updates lately! It's been a busy year, and I've done my best to simply keep my head down and continue working and meeting deadlines, trying to finish these longterm freelance gigs so I can focus on my own projects again. Seriously though, it's been so long I don't know where to start, so I'll cut corners and just focus on the main issue here, Belzebubs. Belzebubs is a trve kvlt docvmentary in comic strip format, which sprang to life a year ago, as I began improvising little strips and gags for Inktober. I had a fun time doing something more loose and rough, and due to the positive feedback from you guys I thought I'd revisit this project later on. Now it's evolved into a weekly webcomic, published via my social media accounts, Belzebubs.com and the project's Facebook page. The strip is currently running on Ilta-Sanomat as a daily strip this October, so keep your eyes peeled, guys! We published small, limited mini-comics (both in Finnish and English) with Kumiorava for the festivals this Autumn, and the feedback was heartwarming. The Finnish version is already sold out and I believe I have around seven books left of the English edition. So thank you so much for the superb welcome we've received with Belzebubs. I've been having a blast with these dudes, so I'm happy to see that translate over to you. More updates following soon, I have some other news to announce, too. Take care!
Taide teossa -hyväntekeväisyyskauppamme on nyt kiinni, tuhannet kiitokset tuestanne! Viimeiset teokset lähtevät postiin lähipäivinä. Kokonaisuudessaan saimme kerättyä huikeat 16 280 euroa kahden ja puolen viikon aikana. Summa on lähetetty eteenpäin Suomen Punaiselle Ristille. Nettisivut ovat vielä toistaiseksi näkösällä, mikäli haluatte käydä tarkastelemassa tarjontaa. Pop up -kauppamme kautta myytiin yli 130 teosta lähes 50 taiteilijalta. Kiitokset vielä kaikille hankkeeseen osallistuneille tekijöille: Mari Ahokoivu, Maria Björklund, Terhi Ekebom, Jukka-Petteri Eronen, Roope Eronen, Aino Havukainen & Sami Toivonen, Petri Hiltunen, Jani Ikonen, Pertti Jarla, Juho Juntunen, Satu Kettunen, Timo Kokkila, Kati Kovács, Anna Emilia Laitinen, Kivi Larmola, Kaisa Leka, Samuli Lintula, Eeva Meltio, Mikko Metsähonkala, Pauliina Mäkelä, Timppa Mäkelä, Emmi Nieminen, Christer Nuutinen, Anni Nykänen, Kati Närhi, JJ Nääs, Pentti Otsamo, Milla Paloniemi, Yasmine Pekonen, Ville Ranta, Joonas Rinta-Kanto, Kari Sihvonen, Samuli Siirala, Daniel Stolle, Tiitu Takalo, Tuomas Tiainen, Ville Tietäväinen, Petteri Tikkanen, Jukka Tilsa, Katja Tukiainen, Marko Turunen, Jyrki Vainio, Emmi Valve, Jarkko Vehniäinen, Julia Vuori, Amanda Vähämäki ja Elina Warsta. ENG: Taide teossa charity store has now closed, our humble thanks for your support! The final works will be mailed out during the following days. In total we gathered 16 280 euros within two and a half weeks. The sum has been forwarded to the Red Cross. The site is still open for now, if you wish to have a look at what was on sale. Thank you to all the (nearly 50!) artists who contributed their works.
Just as a quick update, Gallery Nucleus is throwing an official Goonies 30th Anniversary Tribute Art Show, and I'm super honored to be amongst the artists. The exhibit opens tomorrow (Saturday the 23rd) and will be open till the 7th of June, 2015. If you're in the neighborhood, please check it out! A huge thanks to Seb Mesnard for inviting me to tag along. So here's my piece, entitled Welcome aboard the Inferno, featuring the old Captain himself. Hope you enjoy the exhibition (wish I could be there!). Anyhow, catch you later.