(This post will be heavilly editied, tweaked, added videos, links, and pictures to, until it´s a mission-statement I´m pleased with)
If you only come to this blog to read comics... Don´t feel pressed to read this shit. All you need to know is this:
On this blog you will get free comic books.
If, however, you´re wondering a bit more about my intentions behind this blog, and indeed all my comics, then go ahead: Read this shit.
Some say art and politics should not be mixed. I say they´re dickheads.
Making art is in itself a political act, and the sad fact is that whether the intentions are completely non-political or unabashedly radical the major effects of most art is simply to provide a release from the daily insanity of the modern world, and to create more objects we can use our money on, both things fueling the corrupt and crumbling economic system.
So how does an artist avoid.... to paraphrase Bill Hicks.... sucking on Satans cock?
Well, that´s the question I´ve been struggling with all my life. As a good God-fearing Anarchist, I feel there must be some better way of doing stuff. And as far as I can see, the only option available to artists is to use their power to destroy the concept of intellectual property and copyright.
Wha-wha-WHAT? But copyright is there to protect us artists???
No, it isn´t. But we´ll to that soon enough.
First.... Why anarchy?
Well, Alan Moore can explain it more eloquently:
Thank you, Mr. Moore.
So... Why the destruction of the concept of intellectual property?
Because intellectual property is a form of censorship that is currently enslaving the world and because we as artists are making our living creating items that are "protected" by this form of oppression. But by freeing our art, I believe we can help to create a better and more just system, and perhaps walk a tiny step closer to realizing the dream of a world where everyone can decide over themselves.
Now I became interested in copyright through reading about the struggles of comic-book artists like Jack Kirby, and therefore my first opinion on copyright was to support "creators rights".
Now... changing my opinion from believing in the strengthening of these "rights", to the abolishment of them, required quite a lot of mental contortion. But the more I learned about the history and the effects of intellectual property laws, the clearer it became that these "rights" have to go, because they simply are not right.
But for a bit more on why and how, I´ll turn to Eben Moglen:
Where was I?
Yes, I´m nearing the end of this.
So what´s the plan? The plan is to create comics, and experimenting with ways of distributing them without copyright. Right now there´s not much I can share, but I´ll be working to get the print-files ready for my old stuff, translate everything to english, and create new stuff. And I need all the help I can get, so don´t feel shy.
One last why.....
Well, that needs a bit longer explaination... so we´ll have to wait a bit for that...