Mari Ahokoivu and Søren Mosdal have now spent one month in residency in Nuuk, Greenland. They have just sent us a letter and a few pictures to share their experience with us.
“We’ve had a whole month to enjoy and experience Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, and now we only have one week left, the time does go by so quickly!
We’ve experienced both good and bad weather here, seen icebergs floating by our window and whales splashing in our backyard.
The view on our evening walk : there was a lot of snow here during the first weeks of our stay…
…But it has melted quickly, and we’ve been able to see glimpses of the green Greenland.
Thanks to the city of Nuuk’s library, we’ve had a nice room where we have been able to draw and work on our own comics. In the library we have also hosted two workshops, one for adults and one for kids. Although the workshops where not such a big success, we where able to meet Greenlandic comic artists and draw and talk with our colleagues.
Søren and the kids workshop. The library, their comics collection and Søren.
Mari has been drawing some diary comics here, that can be found in her comics blog at http://ahokoivu.sarjakuvablogit.com
She’s also planning to gather all the comics and drawings in a pdf-book later this year.
Søren has been able to work on the follow-up of his comic “The King of Greenland”, called “Draugen”, which also takes place in Greenland. Thanks to the inspiration from the surroundings and the many books on greenlandic and nordic mythology in the library, where he and Mari have worked, he has managed to complete almost half of the comic.
Check out these Greenlandic comic artists:
Christian Rex http://www.deluxusstudio.com
Nuka Godtfredsen http://www.andala.dk/
Robert Holmene https://www.facebook.com/groups/26403812437/?ref=ts&fref=ts
Kujanaq, tak, a big thanks for Nordicomics for the residence and to NAPA for funding our travel tickets.
Mari & Søren”