Posts Tagged ‘Josefin Svenske’

Peek into svenske.tumblr.com!

Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in Nordicomics Islands Blog

(x-posted to svenske.tumblr.com)

2013-01-06 Sundhöll
Reykjavik’s oldest bathhouse, 39 degrees Celsius outside.

2013-01-07 A GOOD DAY AT THE DESK
-How are you today?
-Oh, good, I went up at 6:30 and got a good start on the workingday.
Then I went for a walk when the sun got up. We need to take good care of the rare minutes of sunlight.
-Oh
___________
-Oh no, for me its the other way arownd. We were up all night and saw the northern lights, totally amazing tonight!
And then we went to the country and saw the colors of the night, and the sunrise from a empty pool. Totally red sky!
-Oh

2013-01-08
How many can I eat before I become a fish myself?

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2013-01-11
The Water smells like fart. It’s like on Fårö, you get used to it.
(Fårö – Island in the baltic sea, close to Gotland)

Workshop time!

Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in Nordicomics Islands Blog

Students of Myndlistaskólinn hard at work

The first NC Islands workshop was all about truth and lies, and how to use them to create interesting comics! First year students of Reykjavík School of Visual Arts spent the day telling stories about brave warriors, toilet mishaps in space and absurd tragedies about letting go of a loved one. An auspicious start for this spring’s tour!

In other news, more news about the exhibition opening! Here’s the actual newsreel with RUV’s report on the exhibition.

Nordicomics Islands exhibition opening in Reykjavik

Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in Nordicomics Islands Blog

The Nordicomics Islands exhibition was unveiled for the first time yesterday at the Reykjavik City Library! A steady stream of comics-curious people flowed into the exhibition space all afternoon, and the event caught the attention of the Icelandic media, including several newspapers – and the national broadcasting service RUV even came to interview us for the 7 PM news! If you know your Icelandic, you can read a written article of the interview at their website.


Residence artist Josefin Svenske presenting her work


Hugleikur Dagsson introducing his work

You can find more photos on the Facebook page of the City Library!

Nordicomics Islands – Contemporary Comics of the North 12.1.–10.2.2013

Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in Nordicomics Islands Blog, Our Blogs


Nordicomics Islands – Contemporary Comics of the North
Exhibition open 12th January–10th February, 2013
Venue: Reykjavík City Library, Tryggvagata 15, 101 Reykjavík

Nordicomics Islands showcases the diversity of Nordic comics and contemporary influential and up-and-coming artists of the region. The exhibition comics revolve around the themes of distances and differences between places and people, an outsider’s view on the world and the historical and emotional landscape of the North, always through the personal viewfinder of each artist. In Nordicomics Islands, the Northern comics mentality takes on many guises, ranging from poetic, understated emotion to reveling, grotesque absurdity.

Artists in the exhibition:
Mari Ahokoivu (FI), Lene Ask (NO), Hugleikur Dagsson (IS), Nuka K. Godtfredsen (GL), Eeva Meltio (FI), Søren Mosdal (DK), Linus Strandberg (AX), Josefin Svenske (SE)

Nordicomics Islands will travel through the island capitals Reykjavík, Nuuk, Mariehamn and Tórshavn during spring 2013. Tour schedule and more information can be found here.

Nordicomics Islands is supported by the Nordic Culture Fund and the Icelandic-Finnish Cultural Foundation. The Reykjavík exhibition is organized by the Finnish Comics Society together with the Reykjavík City Library.

Poster artwork by Josefin Svenske

Sign-up for the Nordicomics Story Workshop at Reykjavík City Library

Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in Nordicomics Islands Blog, Our Blogs

Josefin Svenske, 'Hemse'

Date: 15th January, 2013, 10:00–16:00
Venue: Reykjavík City Library
Tryggvagata 15
101 Reykjavík

Nordicomics and The Reykjavík City Library are arranging a 1-day workshop for comics artists interested in discovering new ways of visual storytelling. The workshop concentrates on discovering ideas from personal experience and constructing the most fantastic, escapistic comics from mundane details and events you encounter every day. Sign up by e-mailing nordicomics@gmail.com!

The workshop will be lead by Josefin Svenske, Swedish comic artist and co-founder of Kolik Förlag, one of the most diverse quality comics publishers in Sweden. Josefin has worked as a full-time artist since 2005 and is one of the main teachers at Kvarnby Comics School in Malmö. Josefin is also the first residence artist of the Nordicomics Islands, and her workshop will kickstart the spring 2013 tour for the whole project. Watch this space for more details!

www.borgarbokasafn.is
www.josefinsvenske.se

Nordicomics Islands and CUNE Comics-in-Residence artists selected

Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in News

Nordicomics Islands artists

Nordicomics Islands residence artists have been selected! The decisions were first announced at the Altcom festival in Malmö 10th Nov. From over 40 applicants, the Finnish Comics Society chose the following five artists for the four residencies:

Reykjavik, Iceland: Josefin Svenske (SWE)
Svenske will work on a personal story about her own family history and document her stay in Reykjavik through a comics diary.

See Josefin’s works at her website: http://josefinsvenske.se

Nuuk, Greenland: Mari Ahokoivu (FIN) & Søren Mosdal (DEN)
During residency Ahokoivu will research and work on a graphic novel that involves Nordic folklore about bears and nature while Mosdal focuses on his new graphic novel ‘Nastrand’ that explores the viking Thorkell Farserk’s life after his death in Greenland.

See Mari’s works at her blog: http://mariahokoivu.tumblr.com
See Søren’s works at his website: http://sm.anport.dk

Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands: Eeva Meltio (FIN)
Meltio will work on a comics short story about the tradition of pilot whale hunting in the Faroese Islands.

See Eeva’s works at her website: http://kaarnadesign.org

Mariehamn, Åland: Linus Strandberg (SWE)
Strandberg will work on his autobiographical graphic novel ‘Kumlinge’ that focuses on his childhood experiences of growing up in the Åland archipelago.

See Linus’ works at his website: http://arkizine.blogspot.se

CUNE Comics-in-Residence artists

The first three artists to participate in CUNE Comics-in-Residence programme were selected from 60 applications by the residence coordinators of Helsinki, Riga and Tallinn. The decisions were announced in Tallinn 17th Nov at the Koomiksipäev event.

Helsinki, Finland: Kristel Maamägi (EST)
Maamägi’s project will be a story about her grandmother and how it is possible to face life’s everyday challenges in one’s own creative way, and how not being an artist does not necessarily mean having to live an artless life.

See Kristel’s works at her website: http://kristelmaamagi.tumblr.com

Riga, Latvia: James Turek (GER/USA)
Turek will embark on a series of open workshops to places known or unknown in and around Riga. The sessions’s aim is to draw in places and to interact with people one normally does not, and to bring a sense of adventure and fun to making comics.

See James’ works at his website: http://absoluteturek.blogspot.com

Tallinn, Estonia: Tommy A (NED)
In his project, Tommy will explore the gap between comics and high art and its complexity in an essay drawn as a comic, using the language of the medium to fully illustrate the unique aspects of comics.

See Tommy’s works at his website: http://tommya.nl

Josefin Svenske

Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in Artists, Swedish artists

Josefin Svenske (b. 1984) is a full-time comic artist and co-founder of Kolik Förlag, one of the most diverse quality comics publishers in Sweden. In her own works, Svenske is interested in the documentary aspects of comics and in making new discoveries even from repetitive events in everyday life. Her comics have been published in the Swedish comics anthologies and magazines Galago, Utopi and Tivoli and in the comics journal Bild & Bubbla. Svenske is also one of the main teachers at the internationally renowned Kvarnby Comics School in Malmö.

Nordicomics and its projects are funded by Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Children's and Youth Committee – NORDBUK, and the Finnish Comics Society. All images are the copyright of their respective owners.