Radio…

February 28, 2014

This is what happened last night after working for 10 hours and finding a reminder for a forgotten call for submissions.

I like “why not?” as an answer to various questions.

So this is an exerpt from an 8 page comic that may turn up in an upcoming anthology. Or maybe not, we’ll see. Title: RADIO

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Fem papperslösa kvinnors historier (Five Undocumented Women’s Stories) by Amalia Alvarez won the big readers’ award for best Swedish graphic novel 2013!

The book, which is trilingual (Swedish/Spanish/English), was one of the first to be published by Tusen Serier and is available for ordering from  Serieaffären.se or Apart förlag.

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Five comics based on the true stories of five women living in or having lived in Sweden “illegally”. One woman who the author met at the women’s shelter tells her story as an “imported wife”, another women whom she met in the trade union tells about the situation for the female undocumented workers in Sweden, trafficking, networks that exploit and abuse women, etc. Yet another story is about a woman whose application for asylum was rejected. She tells the tale of her road to Sweden.

Naturally, the details of these stories have been changed to protect the integrity of the persons involved, as they are illegal according to the system.

About Amalia Alvarez (writer & artist): 
Amalia Alvarez is a self-taught artists and has drawn for Arbetaren, Liberación, Mana and Clandestin@, a magazine for undocumented workers.
Website

My fanart for SIS (Stockholms Internationella Seriefestival) 2014…

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Original version by Nina Hemmingsson.

Me & my Daddy & Zlatan

February 20, 2014

This book has been a long time in the making, but now it will soon become reality as a collaboration between Tusen Serier and Wormgod.

There will be more information soon, I just wanted to post the cover right now because I’m so excited. I wanted to pick a few preview pages, but it’s too late to do that now so I’m seving it for later.

This may well be the best single graphic novel I’ve made so far, on many levels. It’s not really like anything I usually do, leaning more towards the mainstream rather than cyberpunk or the various other styles I usually work with. You will see, sometime during the upcoming spring months…

So here are the two covers for the Swedish & English editions:

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Seriedebatter…

February 17, 2014

Debatten

“Public Service”…

February 14, 2014

The state of the Swedish Public Service is quickly deteriorating.

It seems that the Alliance (a collection of the liberal, conservative and Christian right-wing parties) are nervous about the upcoming election this fall. I don’t know why, because the Social democrats (also more or less liberals) are doing a very poor job as the opposition. What they should do to win the election is to start talking class and promise to reverse all the things that the Alliance has done over the last 8 years. But they won’t do that. So anyway…

Their strategy to win the next election seems to be keeping people ignorant about politics. Right now, anyone working in Public Service who has any expressed or perceived political views are kicked out until after the election, all in the name of “objectivity”.

So anyone who has anything to say that might inform people about Swedish politics has to shut up. To me, it seems strange to have an election year where it’s impossible to talk about politics.

The Alliance’s (successful, it seems) strategy against the Left party has always been to play the game of guilt by association with the old Soviet communism. Which is funny, since the freedom of speech in Sweden is now being curtailed, which is one of the bad things about the old Russia (and the new one, but now it’s a Capitalist “democracy”, so that’s not as bad).

Anyway. Interesting times ahead. See you in the camps…

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Today’s news

February 11, 2014

About what happens today.

Not only today as in “these days”, but actually today. As if that would make a differene…

Arg Kanin about today's event

Swedish version here.

In contrast, here‘s some better news if you can trust it. So why not in Sweden?