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 […]
I am looking forward to holding another land art and sense-based learning workshop with the researchers at the Pufendforf Institute at Lund University. It is part of a two-day symposium titled ‘Dialogues on degrowth: Good life, consumption and transformation’. The programme consists of a roundtable, three participatory sessions and several art events. I’ll post photographs […]
Lund university, founded in 1666, and its research centre the Pufendorf Institute. That was where I met up with the Degrowth research group on 18th March 2016. I had been invited by the coordinators, Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Alexander Paulsson to hold a workshop for the research group that would use different methods – visual art, drama, […]
Spring really is on its way in the north of Europe. The bees were out yesterday, tasting the air. And this beautiful guy was hanging out in Pildamspark in Malmö.
The Zen Pencils website is a lot of fun and a great inspiration. I especially appreciate these two comics by Gavin Aung Than. This one based on a quote by Rachel Carson about wonder and excitement. I love how this brings together things that I care a lot about and which are shaping the way […]