Friday, 23 July 2010

Wild, wild, broadcasting...

So... Time to start blogging again.

Just wanted to inform about some of the new avenues of Kim where you can get all your weekly Kim-goodness. Ummmhhh... Yeah...

Well, turns out I'm becoming a house-regular on Art&Story Extreme! Which is nice. Art&Story was one of my favorite podcasts, and being a part of it's sillier little brother is a great privilege. I think Wedensday is my day. Or monday. Or none of the above. Anyhow, you'll find me, and if not, the other shows ain't half bad either. So go be EXTREME!

I've also gotten an audioboo-page where I talk in 5 minute chunks about... stuff. Art. Space Monkey. Fear. Some of it is good content, some is... less. But go hear my boos anyhow.

And I've gotten a uStream channel, where I draw stuff live. I'm gonna do a lot more of this VERY soon. Actually, today. I'll announce a time in some hours on twitter, where you should follow me. I've done one sessions where draw whatever you want me to draw from start to finish in one hour. It was fun, and I'll repeat it regularly(And later today). Anyhow... Check out my channnel on uStream. Or just watch my last session here:



So yeah. Bizzi me. Gonna update more soon...

Friday, 9 July 2010

Vacation from lying...


I´m taking a much needed vacation from my Wednesday lies. I will be back in some form come fall, stronger than ever. Have a nice summer!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Sunday/Wednesday LIES, LIES, LIES! Right hand work 2...


What? Is it Wednesday? No, it´s Sunday! Does this mean we´re back to Sunday Lies?
NO!!!
It only means that I´m a bit behind. Bad mood and inflamed shoulder.
Which is exactly what this one is about.
Drawn exclusively with my wrong hand.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Wednesday Lies: The Fog of Draw...

Due to arm injury I couldn´t translate todays lie. Which is about drawing with the wrong hand, and was drawn with my wrong hand. Check it out here.

So... Instead I took the translation of the very first Wednesday Lie I ever drew. I didn´t even know it was gonna be a regular thing then. I just had to draw something. Anyhow... Arm needs rest. Enjoy.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

No more Sunday Lies?

Writing this from Oslo, where I've been at the fantastic Oslo Comics Expo. Got to meet a of nice and talented people, sell a good batch of comics, trade fanzines, and drink a lot of beer. Unlike many of my colleagues I managed to stop drinking before it was too late, and I'm not too hung over today.

But... Of course I didn't remember to update my translated Sunday Lies. So no new comic today.

This is a part of a reoccuring problem. With translated comics on Sundays, that means three different day a week I publish webcomics. And I'm going to up that number soon. And... To be frank, I just can't juggle it all at once.

But I'm not going to stop translating my autobiographical lies. I'm just moving them to Wednesday, so I can update them and the Norwegian ones at the same time. Ideally this means I sometimes will translate the comic the same day as I draw it, and the lies will be more current. So it's all good.

But it does mean you have to wait for Wednesday....

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Sunday(?) Lies: Juggling part 1...

It's Sunday, right? Anyhow... Part 2 was last week. This week is part 1.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Be Supreme...

Now... More than a few of you reading this blogg have probably heard of me through Art&Story Extreme, the wonderful podcast that I'm a regular guest on. So then you already know about Art&Story and the new Art&Story Supreme.

But to those of you who don't know, I wanna sing some praises to the guys at Art&Story.
Jerzy Drozd, Mark Rudolph, and Kevin Cross, who all have their unique expertise and approach to making comics. Each week they delve deeply into another issue related to comics, whether it be technical, philosophical, or having to do with marketing and business. Sometimes it's the basics, other times it's high falutin' theories, and other times it's just silly fun. Basically it's my favorite podcast to listen to while working.

And not enough with that... Art&Story Extreme is a daily podcast which is more centered on the daily studio talk. Just ramblings, fun stuff, silly stuff, and the type of stuff you talk about in between drawing and writing comics. And fart-jokes. And me as a guest, now every Wednesday.

But finally... They're launched Art&Story Supreme, which is a paid service. What you get is a whole slew of other podcasts, where the hosts ramble about issues either alone, or in a weekly extra Extreme, or a monthly extra full Art&Story. And you get access to the Art&Storriors forum, and office hours where you can talk about your comics with the Mark, Jerzy, and Kevin.

My favorite aspect of Supreme is the extra podcasts. It's a lot of fun listening to them going go deeper into their own favorite issues and struggles and rambles than they allow themselves on the non-paying podcasts.

The forum, apart from the silly, silly "Storrior" name, is also excellent. Everyone seems to really put a lot of thought and effort into their topics and replies, and it's a place on the internet where you can nerd out to the fullest without fear of trolls and silly people.

So...

Basically what I'm saying is that you should check out Art&Story, and if you're an aspiring artist or writer, you should definitely think about joining Supreme. It's 10$ a month, or 80$ a year, and you really get a ton of content and whole bunch of new internet friends for the laughably low price.

To sum up: Art&Story Supreme has my fullest endorsement, and I honestly believe it's worth the price of admission for most comic-creators. So sign up today for a free trial, or just check out their regular podcasts to see if you like it.

Cheers!

Sunday Lies: Juggling part 2...

Originally drawn and published last wednesday. That is the 12th of May, 2010.
Part 1 will be published next week. But they don't really have much in common except the juggling.

Anyhow... Enough has probably been said about Frank Frazetta's death, so I'll keep it short.
Most aspiring artists, in their tweens and teens, have a phase where in our minds technique and draftsmanship are elevated to the highest of arts. That's usually the phase where we start loving Dali and the Post-Raphaelites and fantasy-artists. I went through a lot of fantasy artists, like Joe Jusko and Luis Royo, and some I still love like Simon Bisley. But whenever I look back at them, a little more of the charm I once saw is gone. The more I learn about technique, the less interest a Dali or Royo holds on me. But Frazetta... Every time I go back, I see more and more. Because his work is unique, in all art. And I know that every time I go back, I will always see more.

So, rest in peace, Frank Frazetta. You will continue to inspire me forever.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Sunday Lies: The Day Goes By...

Originally drawn and published in Norwegian the 28th of October, 2009.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Sunday Lies: Ideas part 1...

Originally drawn and published in Norwegian the 9th of December, 2009.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

She cannae take it, cap'n...

Things are going too fast for me these days. But stuff gets done. The plan is always to blog a bit more regularly on both this and my Norwegian blog, but now that a lot of stuff worth blogging about is happening, I don't find the time and energy to blog about it. But here's some of it:

I now have a collection of 19 autobiographical lies on sale at Indyplanet. Hopefully the price trouble gets fixed. It should be $9.99. Please buy it and support me.

Wow! I'm published in English! Insanity!

Anyhow...

It's also available for free download. Please review it, or find ways to print and distribute it. Click here to download and review.

Of course all of this is released under a Creative Commons attribution license, which means that you can do whatever you want with it(as long as you attribute it to me, and tell me). So if you're interested in publishing any of it in... wherever you want... Please do it. Drop me a line to get better 600 dpi resolution.

So I'm available in English and for free? Insanity, I tell you!

More coming... sometime... including download and buy links for the sidebar.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Sunday Lies: Work...

Originally drawn and published in Norwegian the 7th of October 2009.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Sunday lies: Knuckles...

Originally drawn and published 29th of April 2009.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Sunday lies: Summer's coming...

Summer is still a good while off, but it was sunny and you could pretend like it was hot today. And I did spend the day inside. So...
Originally drawn and published 15th April 2009.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Sunday lies: Excuses...

Ops... So I might have forgotten to post this one yesterday. But it's probably Sunday somewhere in the universe, isn't it? And time is relative and all. Anyhow... I thought it fitting to post my lie about excuses...
Originally drawn and published in Norwegian 23rd of September 2009.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Easter and the kindness of strangers...

So I'm all out of daily-sketches, and I promised something would happen. And while it will take some time before that something actually happens, it is time to officially reveal exactly what:

As I unofficially revealed on Art and Story Extreme! I gave up on my daily sketches because the one I did of a Space Monkey Vs a Frost Giant was simply too cool for school. So I decided that instead of regular boring daily sketches, I should make a weekly sketch-comic about the life of a Space Monkey, in which YOU(yes, you) decide what happens next.

Basically it's going to be an improvised adventure where I use twitter and other social networks to let the readers decide what's going to happen, either by voting on alternatives put out by me, or by suggesting future twists.

And it's going to be my first real experiment in doing a proper webcomic page. Yes, and internet page. Not another blogspot-thingamabob!

How is this funded, you ask?

Well, most of the funding is already in, thanks to the neat little donations button on the side of the page. I've gotten some contributions that are enough for me to dare to order a webhost and a domain name. What's the name? It will be revealed shortly... (But it's nothing fancy)...

And, the awesome Jerzy Drozd, of Art&Story fame, who just launched both Art&Story Supreme and GoGoIllustration, has put up two sketches for sale for my benefit:




Yes, it's Megatron and Storm Shadow. So go to GoGoIllustration to buy them and more!

How's that for awesomeness?

Anyhow... where was I? Yes... I will be launching the new comic pretty soon. But first I'm going to take an Easter break (Though I may write a blogpost, or two, perhaps). The translated Sunday Lie will update on Sunday, but no more drawings until after Easter. Then I may be posting some older comics for a little while, until I can get my head around making a proper site for the webcomic. But I can promise a launch within a month.

So... Please support me by donating, or by buying Jerzy's fantastic sketches.

And... a million thanks to those who already donated!!! (You know who you are).

And... Have a great Easter!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Sunday lies: The mood...

Originally drawn and published 11th of march 2009 on my Norwegian blog...

Friday, 26 March 2010

No More Daily Sketches EVAH!!!!

I guess this is the final daily sketch.
So now...

... the end is near...

... and the daily sketches face...

... the final curtain...

The End.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

No more daily sketches countdown 03...

So I may have counted wrong how many sketches I had in the backlog.
Ran out today.
Maybe I forgot about or lost a sketch?
Anyhow... to complete the countdown I guess I'll have to draw sketches again.
Like this one, drawn today. Took about 20 to 30 minutes.
Inspired by the Joe-loving chaps at gogoillustration.
And by finding an old G.I.Joe magazine at the office.
Mainframe was always my favourite.
(Possibly because he was the least likely to be anyone elses favourite).

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Sunday lies: Great expectations...

Originally drawn and published in Norwegian the 8th of June, 2009.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Sunday lies: Cats...

Originally drawn and published 14th of October 2009.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

No more daily sketches countdown 10...

So I decided to stop the daily sketches and begin something... new.
It's still gonna be something that's sketched and updated several times a week.
But not daily sketches.
Nope.
No more of those bastards.

But right now I'm gonna just finish publishing the backlog of sketches,
and set that as a deadline for beginning my...
...

... other project.

Cheers!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Daily Sketch 14...

Drawn today. Brush and pencil.

Me thinks I'll start doing the daily sketches the same day as publishing them.
Backlog can be used to fill in tough days.

Yes, good plan.

Edit: No. Bad plan. But now have good plan. Good secret plan.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Sunday lies: Kim time...


Drawn and published on my norwegian blog the 25th of March, 2009.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Daily Sketch 11...

Quickie, less than 10 minutes, brush and pen.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Daily Sketch 10...


Pencils drawn over a few days, cirka 30 minutes inking, pencil, ink, brush.

Making a daily sketch: Mister Ghoul eating...

So... I decided to try filming and commenting while drawing an upcoming sketch. It ended up with lot's of mumbling and some singing and lot of sillyness and a really nice... or ghoulish, rather... ehmmm.... ghoul. Yes. Watch. Enjoy.





It was fun. Wanna do it again. Anyone like? I like.

And... yes... Daily sketches... Is it cheating to make the sketches and wait to publish them and still call them daily?

I mean... I try to make one sketch per day,but sometimes I do less, that is... none, or... sometimes I make more. And I don't have easy access to a scanner right now. But... Should I start trying to do the sketch and publish it the same day when I get access to a scanner? Just use the backlog of sketches for the days I can't do one?

The problem with that is that it requires uploading each time. And it's a lot more practical to be able to upload a small bunch in a row.

What to do, what to do...

Monday, 1 March 2010

Daily Sketch 09...

Quickie, less than 10 minutes, brush and pen...

Friday, 26 February 2010

Daily Sketch 08...

Ca. 30 minutes, brush, pen, pencil, and white-out.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Daily Sketch 07...

Quickie, less than 10 minutes, brush and pen.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Daily Sketch 06...

Quickie, less than 10 minutes, brush and pen.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Daily Sketch 05...

ca. 40 minutes inking, pencils doodled over a few days, 42 x 29,7 cm, brush and pen.

Oh, and it's the Undertaker Vs Marvin the Martian

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Sunday lies: Donations...

Starting today, and each Sunday from now on, I will present a translated autobiographical lie from my Norwegian Blog.

This one just happens to be about the donations button. And... More reasons, objective reasons actually, for donating will be updated here some time in the future. Expect fancy prices.

Anyhow... Sunday Lies is the new feature, Sunday Art-Week review is out(But may come back in some form some time some how).

Friday, 19 February 2010

Daily Sketch 04...

Pencil and brush. Sketched over several day, then inked in ca. 40 minutes.

Art for my Pickmans Model adaption. To be reworked and reinked at some time.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Daily Sketch 03...


Brush and pen, less than 10 minutes...

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Daily Sketch 02...


Brush and pen, less than 10. minutes.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Daily Sketch 01...


Brush, pencil, pen, ca. 20 minutes.

Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday I will from now on present one scanned sketch. Basically I've been working more and more exclusively digitally the last years, and I need and want to do stuff on paper more regularly again. So why now daily sketches?

Now... I will be cheating and already have a backlog of sketches to post, but the goal will be doing one sketch each day(As I have been for the last two weeks or so). I'll be posting from the backlog in order to be able to make the posts in bulk and save time, and also in case life makes daily sketches hard some time.

Anyhow... This here ghoul with a Lovecraft-quote is the first one up...

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Ch-ch-ch-changes....

So there's not been many updates lately, but... well... It's been a year or so since I started this, and my Norwegian blog, so it's time for some changes... First... Starting tomorrow... Daily sketches each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday...

Apart from that... I will hopefully be doing some much needed redesigns, and unrolling some more regular/semi-regular features in the coming weeks... so... Stay tuned!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Special St.Satan comic....


St. Satan is going to record their new CD, release it, and have a release party all in one day, and I'm going to document it in a special limited edition "making-of"-comic and release it all in the same day.

Since they've cheated and made their cover earlier, I've cheated and made 20 hand-inked covers for the comic. Apart from the 20 limited editions, the whole shebang will be uploaded in high-res for anyone to print. Hopefully all in time for the release-party.

Inking the same drawing 20 times was... fun...

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More info on St.Satans blog, or you can just follow them on Twitter or Myspace or Facebook or stalk them through the streets of Bergen...