Leftie…

When you work at your drawing table 24/7 for two weeks straight, you will eventually experience some discomfort in your drawing-hand and arm…

So, clever as I am (!) , I figured I should get my left hand to work for me as well as the right one. That way I can just change hands when my sweet miss rightie is all worked out!        

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(I really like that smiley, its “thumbs-up-smiley”, if you couldn’t see that.)

 

On the train between Malmö and Stockholm I began my mission towards Leftie-perfection.

Theese are the first pages. Straight out of my sketchbook.

Vänster Skiss

Writing text was harder than drawing.

The lines when I drew got all scratchy-like. Need to work on getting them fine and steady instead.

Vänster skiss 2

Looks better than I expected at least! And considering this was drawn on a bumpy train I am actually quite impressed with the outcome!

Vänster skiss 3

Now I’m all of a sudden set on drawing a short comic with my newborn baby, my darling, miss leftie.

I will watch her grow and evolve, becoming steadier and steadier, and soon enough she will be speaking fluently in the language of the lines.

 

 

Better but not done

Okay, so I took care of what was wrong with the second page and added a third page. Still need to re-arrange the panels on the first page though. And give the inking some extra finesse too.

Är jag duktig nu mamma sid 1 NY

 

Unt now! Second page. Very different from the first version. Much better, but I still need to get some background in the last panel… the dirty panel. *blushing*

Är jag duktig nu mamma sid 2 NY

Aaaand now

*drum roll* 

Third page!

Är jag duktig nu mamma sid 3

The text is still the same, just spread out on more panels.

No! It’s not the same! I actually made a few changes in the text when I re-drew it.  Should probably translate it all over again for you guys…

Hey, tell ya what! I’ll fix what needs fixing and then put it up with english text in the panels!

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Am I a good girl now mommy?

Är jag duktig nu mamma sid 1

I had my first meeting with Stina Hjelm, one of my mentors on this journey to creating the most magnificent book in the world, yesterday. She told me to take a break from the actual drawing of the book and just draw the characters over and over again until they had become a muscle memory in my hand.

I drew and I drew and I drew aaand theeeen I just couldn’t help myself so I made a two-page comic. 😀 It isn’t finished yet though, but I thought I’d show you guys how far I got this first day anyway.

Right now I’m thinking of re-arranging the first and second panel. Have it begin with the bathroom-panel instead. Also I will probably move the text around a bit too in this first page… It should read:

 “When I was little and did something good”

bubble: “Oh my dear! You’ve been such a good girl!”

“my mother said I was a good girl

“When i started school I got a teacher who was very pretty…”

“and kind of strict”

“I hurried through my school books” “checked of excercise after excercise”   “read”   “wrote”   “calculated”

“Just to hear those words”

bubble: “Oh, would ya look at that! finished already? What a good girl!”

Ahhhm… the second page has some… sex. hrm. It’s kind of awkward to put it up here I guess, since I allways nag on my mom about not reading my blog… ahm… so OM DET ÄR MAMMA SOM LÄSER DETTA SÅ KAN DU BARA STRUNTA I RESTEN, OKEJ? DET ÄR INGET ELAKT OM DIG, DET ÄR BARA LITE PINSAMT.

Är jag duktig nu mamma sid 2

Got some smudge on the nether part of this page. Sorry, will fix a lot of things before it’s done… But now: translation!

“Now I’m all grown up”

“Grown-up”

“25 years old”  “When mom was 25”   “she was a mother of two”

“Me”

“I still just wanna be”

“a good girl

“The best thing I know is when I’m with a man…”  “and he says…”

bubble: “That’s it, good girl. Mmm… you’re such a… ah, yes… gooood girl

“Then I get crazy horny”

“Which is kind of sick”  “that my sexual impulses”  “can be traced back to me wanting to be a good girl for mommy”

“But who’s not kind of sick?” 😉

Hey guys… I just noticed that it has just a liiittle too much information in the last panel… Will probably have to spread that text to a third page. It’s way too heavy to have it all squeezed together like that. It just messes up the whole rythm of the reading-experience.

Yepp, I have a lot of fixing up to do on this comic… Will probably get back to you with the result when it’s finished!

Love and kisses to all of you readers, and to your neighbours, and your spouses, and to your friends, and alsooo… waaaaiiit fooor iiit…. waaaaiiiit foooor iiiit… to your enemies!!! haHA! 😀 

A journey back in time

Titelsida tidsresan

 

Today I finnished this page. It will be in the beginning of the book, connecting the prologue with the first chapter. The prologue takes place in 2008 at Bokmässan i Göteborg. Then my story will take you back to 1997 where I am 13 years old. The year when my wish to get away from it all eventually took me on a journey through a strange enchanted world. The model industry.

I wanted this page to work in both the swedish version of my book as well as in the english translation, so inspired by my lovely mentor Julie Doucet I chose to do it bilingual. Does it work, you think?  I like it. It’s kind of educational, isn’t it?

Love and kisses to you all! May the force be with you.