Hello there. It was a while ago I shared something of importance. In friday last week I started my weekend after a long week of extreme stress and new routines at work. We had to work in a speed we were not used to, but hopefully we would become used to it after a time, well if it wasn’t for me and my infection. I was tested positive for corona and I have been sick and in quarantine since last friday.
The first days were terrible. I was just sleeping and sleeping with pain in my skin and body and I didn’t eat anything. I just slept in high fever. Later, I got my apetite back and now I’m almost completely normal again. I am also regaining my sense for taste and smell. And today something happened. I’m actually getting quite mad of this quarantene, but today was the first day for a long time, where I actually missed my job. I miss it so much, to get some routines, having people to talk to, and going up in early morning and have something to do and some routines. So I actually look forward to start working again adventually. But first, this covid-infection has to be ridden out.
During my time in quarantine, I have been working with the re-writing of my novel. But this time I’ve actually taken the time to start with a mind map and a synopsis. Now I have a clear picture of what kind story I want do write. And that’s a good start. Now I just have to start write it as well. I have also taked the time, to impvove and expand my fantasy map, and deleted my music from Spotify to upload it here on my blog instead.
Tomorrow and the rest of the quarantine I will hopefully start drawing some stuff for my novel as well. It was a long time ago I was scetching and drawing. I look forward to do it.
My whole family is also recovering from Corona, especially my mother who seem to have a more aggressive covid than me. Hopefully she will recover soon and my family will hopefully recover any time to return to a normal life. I hope so. Because this is making us all quite nutz.
Hello there! It’s been a while ago! I’ve finally started to make some progress to write on my novel. I really feel that I am back in the writing spirit again. And I hope everybody has had a happy Easter with their friends and family. I, for example, have returned home to my own apartment after celebrating the Easter weekend with my father in Malmö, and later with my mother, in Tyringe.
Today I returned back home and started to sort out old papers. And out of nowhere I found several new old sketches, drawings and paintings that I’d almost forgotten. I realized that I was actually better at drawing back then. In this post, I will show some of the images I found, that I haven’t seen for several years.
Well, here are one of the figures I’ve made. Inspired by the evil butcher in the game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, this big monster with some scary shit on his body, was drawn with passion.
A similar figure, though not at all inspired by the Butcher, was this humanoid smith in the first painting where I try to manage variations of light and shadow.
My interest for Native Americans was very intensive some time ago. Inspired by the Turok Game Series, about an Native American warrior killing dinosaurs and lizard men in the jungle and different temples, I decided to look up the real Native Americans and study their culture in books, documentaries and internet pictures. So I started to draw them, both their leader and their warriors. Here are some of them.
These are some additional dinosaurs and native Americans inspired by the Turok franchise. This was also from the time when I was deeply fascinated by weapons and designing my own weapons.
I made all those weapons during my weapon period when I was a younger. All these gadgets, items and weapons were all made for a video game that I wish I would create. Unfortunately, I have no resources to create a game, but I always had all the imagination to at least design the game myself.
Aaah, memories! These warriors are from my God of War and Castlevania era, around 2010 and 2011. I loved those warriors. Some of them are inspired by christian medieval time and some other by ancient Greek and Roman period.
TRIGGER WARNING! NUDITY! Those females with big ears and striped skin were probably made during my Avatar mania in 2009, when James Cameron’s Avatar was released.
Here be monsters! Almost all of them are inspired from different games I’ve been stuck to throughout my short and sinful life. Enjoy.
Aaah, here comes the best of it all! Satire, caricatures and political cartoons and other funny stories!
Here are some early caricatures, which I was still quite bad at. But these was also one of my earliest one. Here are also an explanation of the image text. VPK stands for Vänsterpartiet Kommunisterna (Left Party Communists). Unfortunately it is the historical name of the party I vote for today. Since 1990 their name has been only Vänsterpartiet, (Left Party). I am very happy that they have been trying to throw out all these old communists and supporters of communist dictatorships. Unfortunately, there are some of them left and whenever a party member still supports some form of dictator I always say “fuck of”. I don’t want my party to be associated with them. SAP stands for Sveriges Socialdemokratiska Arbetareparti (Sweden’s Social Democratic Labour Party). I liked them better before, when they represented real social democracy. Today the left party is more social democratic than the social democrats, whose only social democratic content today is their party name.
FP stands for Folkpartiet (The Peoples’ Party) Today they are called Liberalerna (The Liberals). Not so long ago, they had more in ommon with the Social Demorats than with the right wing Moderates. C stands for Centerpartiet (The Center Party). It was known for it’s position in the political middle point. Both C and L was quite critical to the Moderates back then. They thought that the Moderates were to much right wing and they almost proffered the politics of their min opponent – The Social Democrat. Yet, they managed to create the first bourgeois (middle-rightwing) govenment in 1976. The Moderates, The Centerparty and the Liberals. Two middle parties and one conservative Right wing parties. In 1979, the Moderates become the biggest of the Bourgeois parties, and the next biggest in the Swedish Pairlament. The social democratic party had no longer the middle parties as enemies, but the right wing parties. Since then, the social democrats and the moderates have been the two big parties in Swedish politics.
To the right is Gösta Bohman (M). M stands for Moderaterna (moderate conservatives). Moderate within politics is used most often by conservative parties who want to be a little more progressive and put their most extreme conservative ideas aside. The Moderates was earlier known as the “Right Wing Party”, Högerpartiet, in Swedish. Today, the Center Party, the former middle party, is more to the right than the Moderates, but much more progressive.
Several years ago, the Swedish Cooperation Lundin Oil, was shadowed by controversies when the press revealed that their boss, Ian Lundin was placing investements in Sudan and other african countries and sponsoring different wars and genoside. As payment he earned a lot of money on oil and gas. I decided to make a satire picture to mock this guy.
This is an early propaganda picture I’ve made against the Swedish Alligiance – The Bourgious government that defeated the social democracy in 2006 and ruled all the way til 2014, during the moderate Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. In the picture, Prime Minister Reinfeldt cuts the Swedish Flag in pieces, a symbol for the Right Wing destriction of Swedish common wealth and society. Here’s a translation of the Swedish text:
“The right always talk about freedom. Thousands of people are treated as mannequins by staffing companies. Is that freedom? Sweden is not the property for some people, but for all. Humans are not shopping goods to be shipped between different companies and be treated like property.”
Here’s my Bill Clinton cartoon. Translation to English is this: “Ooh, yeah! Ooh, that’s nice. Lower, lower, aaa, yes! Exactly! Would you like something to drink?”
This is a picture I’ve drawn of Muammar Khadaffi, before his death. Here’s a translation to English. “The people loves me. The earth is flat. Sheep can talk. Rhinos are fishes. Bananas are blue. Cars are used to eat meat. I am a human.”
This was all of it! Next part will be published when I find something new! See you!
One of my dearest friends is a very special woman who I learned to know on Facebook. Her name is Suha but everybody calls her Sano. Sano Sansoun. Suha Sansoun. I think our first contact was in an anti-racist group. I think it was about 2018 or something. Late 2018. I’ve noticed she commented a lot and gave a lot of likes on my posts in the group, and she had done that for a while.
And so one day, I got this message on my Facebook. I don’t remember exactly what she said, because my old Facebook profile was deleted last year, but she said that she admired my posts and thought I seemed to be a nice man with good opinions. I was happy to hear that and asked to be her friend on Facebook. Or it might have been she who asked first. Actually I don’t remember. But we became some good friends and thanks to her I also got several new friends. Both Sano and her friends learned me a lot of things I did not understand. We could speak in the phone for six hours straight, from evening to the middle of the night. I woke up my brothers and they had to ask me to shut down. Me and Sano had a wonderful time discussing islam, religion and politics and racism and all kind of stuff that a lot of people have strong opinions about. Sometimes three friends of her joined the call and we had a really lot of fun.
Sano is a muslim, but… not quite really an ordinary muslim… There’s something special about her that I can’t really describe. Sano is Sano, basically. She is extremely funny and caring and she believed in me very much, all until I betrayed her twice due to some stupid argue about something we didn’t agreed with. I will not leave out all of that here, but I surely did fail her. Not one time, but twice. The months went by, and I realised that I had destroyed a good friendship. But one day I decided to come back and ask for her forgiveness. And you shall know, even if she’s a muslim, her forgiveness is not infinite. You cannot give your friends too many chances, but she forgave me and now we are true friends again and I’m so happy about it.
The wonderful thing with Sano is her compassion and insights about other people, even people on the completely opposite side. Even when I failed her, she could understand me. She has that gift, to understand and suffer with another person, and an insight in another persons feelings. I do not have the same gift. But it took a while before I realised how much I actually meant for her, because when I broke her heart, she changed dramaticly. She told me that she actually trusted in me and thought that at least I could understand her opinions and struggles, and therefore my betrayal stroke down at her even harder. She became depressed and lost her faith in a lot of people. And the reason I went back to her and asked for forgiveness, is because she means very much to me as well.
Therefore, I am so glad that I went back to her and asked for forgiveness. We are inseparable, and I have learned that people can actually have different opinions and religious views and still be friends and be kind to each other. Kind and loyal. But who is Sano? Well, she lives a bit to north of Skåne where I live. She loves photographing and she is just getting better and better with her photograph skills. Sometimes she writes poems and short stories and she also makes some aquarrel paintings. She is also very funny and she can joke about everything. When we write to each other, I write long monologue messages, while she make a new message in the middle of a sentence. It’s really funny to see how different we are communicating on messenger.
One of my favorite illustrators and authors from my childhood is Sven Nordqvist, mostly known for his richly illustrated books about the peculiar old man Pettson and his egocentric and playful talking cat Findus. I was fascinated about the detailed illustrations and the feelgood story of the books.
Pettson and Findus live in a red house on the countryside, together with ten hens. It seems like only Pettson could speak with Findus, while his neighbours cannot hear the cat. Pettson always uses a strange hat and Findus has his own hat together with some striped pants. Every Pettson and Findus book is about the old man and the little cat and their adventures in different activities. The closest you can come to some antagonist in the book, is Pettsons bitter neighbour Gustavsson. He seems bitter and jealous of Pettson and Findus having such a great time and himself having a such boring life, but I don’t really know.
Even if Gustavsson is a bitter man, he is actually a good man in his heart. In the movie One Year With Pettson And Findus, a monstrous snowstorm breaks out and Pettson and Findus take protection in an iglo. When Gustavsson finds them, they are both unconscious and Gustavsson takes them out of the Iglo and saves them and calls for the doctor.
Pettson is an odd and quite monotonous man. He has a workshop where he invents different stuff – all from Santa machines, to automatic wood throwers. If Pettson has forgotten where he had put some things, Findus is always there to remind him where it is.
Pettson and Findus world is full of small creatures called muckles – mucklor in Swedish. They are different races of mouselike colorful small creatures that appears somewhere on almost every one of Sven Nordqvists illustrations. Findus can see and communicate with them, but however, Pettson can’t.
Don’t forget all the games. In the 90’s and 2000’th, PC games for kids were released. Almost all these games included mini games, different stories and off course collection of different awards. In the first game – Pettson and Findus in the Workshop, you get a golden feather when you have accomplished some of the different game. There are the mechanical inventions, where you have to use your brain and place the different parts of the invention on the right places, to solve a problem. That could be a problem like, helping the little man to reach his coffee. The little man stood on the floor, but couldn’t reach the cup of coffee on the very high table. Your mission is to place a little muckle on a spinning mill, leading a gear against a spine, with a supporting bow under the chair the old man stands on. After putting all the gears and wheels on the right place, you will have to activate the mechanism. A certain falls and shows a cat, frightening the little muckle. The muckle runs in panic on the spinning mill, which makes the gears and wheels run up the chair with the little man, so he finally can reach his coffee.
In the next game, Pettson And Findus in the Garden, you can control Findus walking and make him walk and discover the different places. The mission in the game – to find the mysterious gardener and make him take care of the plants. After playing all the games, you will gain access to a labyrinth of underground caves, full of things to discover. On every level, there is a problem to solve, with inventions by putting different gears and wheels on the right places. Will Findus find the gardener to help Pettson with his plant farm?
The third game – Pettson And Findus and the World of Muckles, is my favourite. There you will play other types of games and after completing them all, you will gain access to three different muckle world underneath Pettsons house.