The Sabbath is still taken very seriously on the isle of Lewis in the Western Isles. There may be Sunday ferry sailings, but not much else. Now I don’t care about not being able to shop one day a week, and I appreciate that if the swimming pool is open, then someone will have […]
The word radical comes from the Latin word for root. Perhaps the most radical thing you can do in our time is to start turning over the soil, loosening it up for the crops to settle in, and then stay home to tend them.
Coming up Buchanan Street, quickly, on a sharp winter evening a young man and two girls, under the Christmas lights – The young man carries a new guitar in his arms, the girl on the inside carries a very young baby, and the girl on the outside carries a chihuahua. And the three of them […]
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.
Alice Walker – The Color Purple
For the second year running, I ran workshops for children during the children’s comic festival – I Seriernas Värld – in Malmö. The workshops are held in libraries; a great way of reaching a broad range of children. This time it was in Kanini – the wonderful, newly opened children’s section at the main library. […]
It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield.
William Butler Yeats
In dark times, what do we reach out for? For music, food, love? For dear friends and the solace of the natural world? How do make our peace? And find the strength to continue? Thank you Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016). And also Wendell Berry. The Peace of Wild Things. When […]
Met some great people, sold some comics, spoke bad Spanish to some very charming gentlemen from Chile and Argentina (who have asked me to draw a comic for their anthology …), drank a lot of coffee, wore lots of thermal layers, felt old, felt young, decided (again) to just keep on drawing. Zine Fest Copenhagen, […]
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you
George Bernard Shaw
When I visit a city, old or new, I don’t spend so much time anymore on the museums or the cafés. Instead I head for the parks and the gardens and the lakes and the green spaces. Maybe it’s age. But I want to be outdoors and I want to see what’s growing. Access to […]