Tagiarkisto ‘Mari Ahokoivu’

* Helsingin Sarjakuvafestarit 2013 // Helsinki Comics Festival 2013

Kirjoitettu 11.09.2013 - Karva. Kategoriassa Luokittelematon.


 

 

(1: The festival weekend sure began well. 2: Sleepy. 3: Luckily I can doze off in the bus once I get that far. 4: Too bad the aliens had abducted the stairs of my neighborhood’s crazy steep hill at some point without me noticing it.)

 

(1: Admittedly I hadn’t thought of this when planning my schedule. 2: There is a another way to the top but it takes too much time. The hill is steep and my backpack is heavy. It’s dark. 3: I can’t go out there in the middle of rocks, trees and pits! *They had cut down plenty of trees as well* 5: Well for fuck’s sake!)

 

(1: The bus! *wheeze* *pant* 2: I made it to Helsinki though. *Helsinki hipster* 3: – Oh so you’re having that one? – Hungries! 4: So I decided to sit down at the train station to eat and wait a while before I’d head to the Sarjakuvakeskus. Until.. 5: Hey you!)

 

(1: – Yes? – Did you know that your legs are exactly the same color as black boxes in airplanes? 2: He meant these.
3: This guy was also talking the Turku dialect with an Estonian accent. My brains are so heavily influenced by Tampere that I couldn’t replicate that babbling, so in this comic they kind of make sense.  – They are not black after all! 4: Ah, okay. Didn’t know that.
5: After a couple of other fun facts it was best to continue my way to Sarjakuvakeskus. The two heroes bid me farewell: – Hey if someone is trying to fuck you around just tell you have two friends in Turku who will kick his ass!!)

 

(1: I tend to attract these eccentric (drunken) personalities and that was not the last encounter. – I’m too nice. 2: But hey, at the Sarjakuvakeskus I got more information about contracts, grants and publishers and ever before! YEAH!* 3: In the evening it was perfectly justified to go party at the Perkeros publishing party! DOUBLE YEAH!
4: We naturally paid respect to JP – Just a bit tired and a bit of sniffles going on. 5: I also accidentally hugged my boss, who had injured his sternum pretty badly, way too hard. – Roller derby is a sport for true men! – I’m sorry! 6: I also bonded with Anni Nykänen. – Oh my! – Giggle! 7: And I had an awesome time! Congratulations once more, JP!)

 

 

(Random sketches from the party)

(Master Anni is all too modest: – Oh my! Emmi’s sketchbook! Pressure, pressure… Ooh dear.. – Oh my!)

(1: The Staurday was a pretty typical festival day. Throwing myself to the foreign publishers… – Hello~ *Nobrow’s table* 2: … and did some Oubapo tasks with Matt Madden. 3: In the end we took photos of the pages and showed it to the audience. 4: One ”old” sensei had also showed up all the way from Denmark! – Hullo <3)

(1: Later in the evening at the party, or actually throughout the entire day I had this feeling that something had changed. – Gosh! 2: I’m no longer some dweeb in the corner, far from the action. I found myself a bit closer to the center of things. – Oh hey I guess I have read that book of yours! 3: I felt this pressure inside me, even pain. I even felt a bit sick. – Wow. 4: But that was just my periods that had started 6 days too early. – Eugh.)

(1: Sunday was already more quiet, my dear bosses were in not-so-good battle condition after the exhausting weekend and some people had already left the previous night. – You won’t be having that winter and death just yet! – We really should. 2: I too was quietly leaving. 3: Thank you my dear friends and colleagues. This festival was nothing like before. Even better than the very first one I attended. My most humble thanks.)

Ettei nyt mene ihan liian nössöksi tämä niin tässä pieni loppukevennys. Löytyi luonnoskirjasta, kuka tunnustaa?

// Just to make sure things won’t get too sappy, so here’s a little lighter side for the ending. I found this on my sketchbook, who was it?

* 4. sivun Sarjiskeskus-kohtaan liittyen – kyseessähän ei ollut Sarjakuvakeskuksen kurssi tai festarin ohjelmanumero vaan antologiaprojektin kokous. Joskin tämä ihan hyvin voisi olla keskuksella järjestettävä kurssi, vink vink!

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* Viimeinen viikko – Torstai ja Perjantai // The Last Week – Thursday and Friday

Kirjoitettu 22.05.2010 - Karva. Kategoriassa Luokittelematon.


(1: Pete is our class’ expert on shit. He specializes in old cartoons. 2: From his initiative we have watched The Bluffers, Maxie’s World, Superman… Not to mention Superted…  3: Today it was absolutely necessary to watch ” Barbie in Space” – Want! 4: Success was guaranteed. – This is so SHITTY! 5:  Iiris I gotta have this video! – You can’t, it’s mine. – SELL IT! – No I won’t! – WHY?! – Well I don’t know for fuck sake!)

Torstai vielä meni. Siivoiltiin ja muisteltiin menneitä… Peten takia katsottiin myös vanhoja lasten videoita, joita oli kasaantunut luokan kaappeihin. Perjantaina olikin sitten ihan eri fiilis.

Thursday was still okay. We were cleaning up and recollected the past months… Because of Pete we also watched old children’s videos we had stashed in our class lockers. Friday felt completely different. ** For those who don’t understand why we think so poorly of The Bluffers, I recommend watching clips featuring the Finnish dub on Youtube. **

(1: Today we wacthed more ”The Bluffers”. Eating warm pudding didn’t ease the sensation. 2: Yesterday we destroyed the cardboard poor-man we built for the comic exhibition. Inside it’s arm we collected whopping 41 euros. 3: Then… Friday turned into a sea of tears. – Bye Bye, Kitty… – Bye bye, Super Smash Bros. Brawl sessions… I never learned to play it… – NO! – YES! – Bye bye, Teachers… You were epic. Catch you later… – I really wasn’t supposed to cry my eyes out or draw long good byes… But fuck it, I couldn’t help it, this year has been incredible.)

Bye then, you all.

(1: My frist week is almost over. I have learned that I’m not ready. Not even close.  Since I’m used to being ’a big fish in a small pond’, this bothers me a bit. 2: Being distressed is still a normal part of creative process and is a vital part of growth and development. Therefore I’m am getting ’better’ all the time. 3: I hate beginnings.)

Koska olo oli niin hakea ja niin oudon surullinen, pistän tähän postaukseen loppukevennyksen. Eilen illalla, ennen kuin muutuin angstaavaksi zombiksi, piirsin päihtyneenä ystävieni pyynnöstä Chewbaccan ja sille tyttökaveriksi Shebaccan.

Because I felt so melancholic and strangely sad I end my post with something more lighter. Yesterday night, before I became an angsty zombie, from my friends’ request I drew Chewbacca and his lady friend, Shebacca.

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* Ernon seksuaaliset tunnontuskat // Erno’s sexual feel bad

Kirjoitettu 6.05.2010 - Karva. Kategoriassa Luokittelematon.


(My life is totally messed up. 1: Six months ago I went to Tampere to see Amoral’s and Sonata Artica’s gig. 2: In the beer queue some guy came from behind and grapped my crotch. It was Ari Koivunen.)

(1: I can’t look at Pamela anymore. She knows. – Queer! 2: I also can’t eat meat balls anymore especially if they’re touching each other. – I’m not hungry. 3: I had a dream about beautiful hands and they carressed me. They we’re guys’ hands. I felt beautiful.)

(1: My folks don’t understand anything unless it’s about farming, The Dating Game or Tapani Kansa – Hi son – Erno put on your boots! 2: No point considering my sister – You stink. 3: Let’s go pick up chicks tomorrow!! – How about no. 4: Yesterday I decided to write to a reader’s questions column at a local paper and ask for advice.)

(1: I hid the letter inside my pillow. 6: The future is terrifying and beautiful.)
Lainasin tänään tyyliä Esther Pearl Watsonin Unlovable -alpparista. Älyttömän siistiä kamaa, etsikää se käsiinne. Tämä jatko-osa on tehtävä Mari Ahokoivun hahmosuunnittelukurssilta.

Today I borrowed Esther Pearl Watson’s style from the graphic novel Unlovable. Awesome stuff, go get it. This sequel is an assignment from Mari Ahokoivu’s character designing course.

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