Some news: Despite being put on a three-week treatment with anti-inflammatory pills, I have gotten a nasty inflammation in my LEFT thumb. What about that! Not in the tendons, thank God, but right at the fingertip. This makes holding and working the scratching tool very painful. So, with my right hand incapactitated by around 90%, and my left hand currently by 70%, this makes my over all hand capacity at… (oh god, really, math?! hold on) …20% in total. (Please correct me if I’m wrong. I spent most math classes of my life dreaming about horses and sharks.)
The good news is that the left hand onflammation should be gone in a few days, and that I’ve gotten a lot of useful advice about my right hand lately, so I’m hopeful that it will get well at some point in a not too distant future.
This is the latest panel, which has taken me half an eternity to draw, since I seem to be becoming exceedingly more crippled for each day that passes. People in Stockholm will recognize the location!
This weekend is the Swedish International Comic Fair, SIS, which is the time of the year when the Swdish comic scene peaks! Last year I was just a hangaround, running around with the 40 pages I had drawn then printed out, showing it to publishers in the hope of snaring one. This year I will be selling the fanzine and showing my presence at the table of Dotterbolaget, a Swedish feminist comic collective of which I’m some sort of member. A proud some sort of member, nontheless! If you are from here, or living here, or just happen to be around here this weekend, come say hi! I’ll be crippingly scratching away while attempting to sell my misprinted fanzines at a discount (and, of course, the not-misprinted ones).
Some pther exciting things will be happening at the comic fair: my fanzine will be competing for the Best Fanzine of 2014 award, but unfortunately I submitted a misprinted copy, ha, so we’ll see how that goes! It’s mostly for fun, anyways. There are also some other a lot more exciting things happening, but I won’t talk about them yet in fear of jinxing it. I’ll let you know as soon as it (if it) materializes!
Much love, enjoy spring!