November 7, 2008
It seems we are the only ones with no finished pages. We do however have ideas for a story and for how we want to tell it. This picture is just some more thoughts from my sketchbook. Leaving for the airport soon, and looking forward to meeting you all. And Maki, I look forward to drawing this with you.
October 24, 2008
Okay, I hope the images will show up in this post…
Maki, I scribbled down my first thoughts on the subject in my sketchbook. Just some things that might give you more of an idea of where I come from and live. I hope you can read my handwriting, otherwise let me know and I can just type the text out for you 🙂
So I grew up in a very small town with lots of oppurtunities to play in the woods, but now I have moved to another part of Sweden and live in a big city (big for Sweden that is…) My family still lives where I grew up, but I don’t get to visit them very often. When I do, I love visiting my elder brother’s home. As I write in the pages I’ve posted here our lives are very different, and since a lot of his life is fascinating to me – elk hunting, beavers flooding your land and so on, I think maybe it could be fascinating to you too.
Let me know what you think… And let’s do this comic, I think we can make something really good together.
hmm… previewing this post shows the pictures in the wrong order. I am new to wordpress, so I am not sure how to change it. Anyway, the page with the bike is the first one, and then the page with two pictures, last page is the one with only one picture.
September 28, 2008
I got your mail today.
Thank you for your writing. I’m happy to hear from you.
I’m sorry to late post a message about the themes.
You visit Japan by this plan for the first time!?
I hope you can get time for sightseeing and try to Japanese food if you like.There is a many good restaurant in Kyoto.Not only Japanese, Italian,Russian,Irish,Spanish,Indian,of course Chinese and Korean and more!I hope you enjoy it.
Wow,you listened Hedningarna too? But it is natural.
I like listen to foreign music.Of course Rock,Punk,classic and traditional music.
(Celtic,Tango,Flamenco,Islamic etc…)Hedningarna was one of that.
I believe Swedish music is not so popular in Japan.
However, they has a many Japanese fan who likes listen to many kinds of music.Actually Vesen is come to Japan to their live performance once a few years.
Now,I’d like to start a conversation about the themes.
I’m interested in theme of 1,4 and 5.
About theme 1,
Japanese has a many cliches.
I’m sorry to say,but I know almost nothing about your county culture.
However,I think there is many differences between our culture.
I’d like to talk about our culture each other and pick up interesting difference.
And I think we have some similarity perhaps too.
I think that interesting if we express them with a forms of the expression in comics.
(We need to talk about differences of forms of the expression in comics between us.
I think theme 4 and 5 is more simple.
If you interested in this theme,let’s start to talk about this subjects.
I’m interested in theme 3 too.
Climate change is a problem of all of people now.
I believe there is not the person who is not interested in the problem.
However,this theme is little difficult to collaboration.
I worry about a work becoming too abstract.
But if you want choice this theme, I’ll assent with pleasure.
And we have to think about way to collaborate.
Do you think about we had better decide a theme first or
had better we decide a method first?
Please hear me your voice.
I looking forward to collaboration with you!
Please bear to my poor English for a while….(>_<;;
Dear Ms,Kim and Mr,Ono
Thank you for your mail and support.
I’m sorry to late a post a message .
We started to conversation about the themes recently.
Please guide us and give some advices freely.
I am so happy to work with you.
I feel their are many differences in the stance of production of Japanese comic artists and non-Japanese comic artists. I believe that learning and understanding those differences, and expanding my own field of vision, will help me to grow as an artist.
Hi again Maki!
Again, your English is very good, please do not worry about it.
We are interested in the same themes, I think maybe theme 1 is “easiest” to make a comic about and because of that I would rather like to explore theme 4 and 5. That way I think we could make something more interesting.
Maybe we could write down our thoughts on these subjects (4 and 5)? Just some ideas or associations? In words or sketches, and then see where we could take it from there?
I think it could be fun to make it as either a conversation, or maybe something more poetic. But most important it should be fun and interesting to read!
If we know what material we have to work with, I think it is easier to figure out a method to work with? What are your thoughts? Would this work out for you? I will start thinking about the themes, and post my thoughts.
I am happy to collaborate with you, you are such a good artist.
I am very busy with work right now, and I’m afraid I have no time for writing.
I’ll wright again after wednesday.
Okay, no problem at all, Maki!
I hope your work goes well.