Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved.
You ever notice that trees do everything to get attention we do, except walk?
Alice Walker – The Color Purple
Seriefest 2016 is on Saturday 2 April and Sunday 3 April at Malmö Main Library. Here’s my interview (in Swedish). Come along and join in the fun!
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone;
it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula le Guin
A love letter from one great writer to another.
Continuing my tour of Nordic comic festivals, I took the train from Malmö, over the always impressive Øresund Bridge (perhaps familiar to viewers of The Bridge) to attend Copenhagen Comics, a biennial comic fest. Their website and programmes are, bizarrely when so much else is translated into English in the Nordic countries, only available in […]
Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.
What can they do to you? Whatever they want.. They can set you up, bust you, they can break your fingers, burn your brain with electricity, blur you with drugs till you can’t walk, can’t remember. they can take away your children, wall up your lover; they can do anything you can’t stop them doing. […]
When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps his purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox; when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, I want to step through the door full of curiosity, […]
On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2015, it was time for the jellyfish to hit the town again. Which they did, in their own inimitable style. The fanzine festival was a lot of fun, and since it was held in main library of Malmö, a lot of people came by. I took the opportunity […]
If I were to describe this phase of my life it would have to be that of the pupa. In the case of a butterfly this is called chrysalis. This transitional state, and the need for a thick skin, seems a good way of describing where I am right now. At some point the butterfly […]