Wednesday, December 11, 2013


What's happening in the studio? Jump starting an unexpected new project. This is exciting. I'll post the outcome in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, December 7, 2013


 We visited the opening of our good friend Jörgen Platzer's solo exhibition at Kalmar Art Museum today.
Jörgen is a great painter who also works with sculpture and installation. Recent years he has been occupied with the Trojan Horse as a theme. This show he also incorporated the concept of transport. Documenting his horses in different environments and combining paintings of, and real wrecked cars with his Trojan Horses.

Thursday, December 5, 2013


I've been trying to find a good enough paper to ink on. So far i tried Marker paper from Canson, Bristol Board from Daler Rowney and W&N. Daler Rowney worked best but the ink bleeds a bit so my lines aren't sharp enough. Suddenly I remembered my stash of about 100 sheets of 250g Schollenhammer drawing paper. Sheets are 45X62,5 cm so i get two A3 out of every one. Gives a really crisp line. They have a yellow tone but works OK when scanned.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Drawing on paper.

Trying out my new Saji-Pen and ink from Kuretake. Seems to work OK. Inking backgrounds with pigma markers. Also used School pen from Kuretake for backgrounds. It gives a really crisp line and is easy to work with. Started to print out blue lines with balloons and lettered with Dave Gibbons lower font. Then lettering by hand with the printout as a guide.
Ordered some W&N A3 Bristol Board so I can ink whole pages. Right now I could only find A4 in the local art supplies store.
As you can notice I pride myself on keeping a neat workspace. Seriously I have to get a proper drawing board.

Thursday, October 31, 2013


More inking with Micron markers. Trying to find the right line wheight.


I had problems inking in Photoshop so now I try a new approach. I'm converting my pencils to non photo blue and printing them out. This segment is inked with micron markers. Paper is standard copying paper so it bleeds a bit. Lives up the lines I think. Compare with the same frame two posts down.
I found an excellent tutorial on how to convert pencils to blue here.


Trying some new stuff. Pencilling in Photoshop then printout, ink with markers, scanning inks, clean up and adding some color.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New/old frame.

Trying some new stuff.


Drawing some random tools.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


The plan was to start with the first 12 pages but I got carried away and made a new layout for pages 1-17. I hope this will add clarity to the story. Meanwhile Stefan is rewriting some of the text.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Back in the studio.

Taking up the work with Dogs after a long brake. Feels good to be back. I'm trying a new approach to layout starting with the first 12 pages. The plan is to find a little ruffer line and drawing style. The the reasons for this is among others to be able to create a page easy to read and of course efficiency. Tried to use Manga Studio for layouts but for now the learning curve for a new app is too steep. Photoshop works fine.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Updated a logo i made about 15 years ago for Karin at Sunda Grepp.