Yet again Rocky Magasin has decided to have a Frida-themed issue.
This time it’s “Fridas mentors”-theme…
It starts off with an interview with Niklas Asker, in which he forgets to mention that I was his protegé, or maybe he was like “Yeah, but since the theme of this issue was ‘Fridas mentors’, of course people will already know I was one of her mentors…”. Of course YES Niklas! ANYwhoo… read the interview and you’ll understand why I wanted him as a mentor. He is so cool. Too cool for school. Too cool for Sweden!
Then you can flip a few pages over and you’ll find an interview with Julie fuckin’ Doucet, the most awesomest of awesome people in the world.
I have to tell you… I am simply obsessed with her. I’ve read her Dirty Plottes so many times over they’ve become more real to me than the IRL-world… GHAWD she is amazing!
And I hereby quote straight from the mag… here:
“I Sverige har det dykt upp många tjejer som gör alternativserier men de framstår precis som du som de har en fot i konstvärlden. Flera av dom nämner dig som en influens.
Julie: Jag är mentor åt en svensk tjej, Frida Ulvegren, som går på serieskola i Sverige. Hon skickar mig sina serier och vi skriver till varandra. Det är trevligt. Än så länge har hon bara publicerat fansin men det kommer nog att gå bra för henne.”
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Swedish language, I can give you a quick translation:
“There are many amazing comic artists in Sweden. If you could marry a Swedish comic artist, who would it be and why?
Julie: I am mentoring a swedish girl, Frida Ulvegren, who is the most talented and wonderful person I’ve ever been in contact with. It started of as a business relationship, but it was inevitable that we’d fall for each other. Our love can move mountains and it will!”
Thanx goes out to Tommy for sending me a copy of Rocky Magasin nr 7/2010. It is available in stores now! Buy a copy for your wife and she’ll make you a happy girl for the rest of the month.😉