I just got back from Oslo. The show was fantastic - thank you so much to the festival for bringing me out there, to Aksel, Hilde, Flu, Berit, to all the other organizers and volunteers, to everyone who came out and said hi. Everyone in Oslo was so, so friendly, except for an old French guy in a bar who saw my sketchbook and told me my line work “flowed smooth like a faggot,” but I think he meant that as a compliment anyway.
It was my first time in Europe! I want to go back.
- Jeff Lemire, Gabrielle Bell and me doing a panel with the great Flu Hartberg. Bendik Kaltenborn did live drawing throughout the interview, too
- A very nice page that Mikkel Sommer left in my sketchbook (his drawing is the one on the left)
- A spread from “Cocoon Motel” by Sharmila Banerjee. I didn’t have the space to buy many comics while I was there, but it was nice to meet so many artists whose work was new to me - Sharmila, Martin Ernstsen, Elliot, Patrick and Olle from Peow Press, etc
Now I’m in Chicago and getting ready for CAKE next weekend. Hopefully I will see some of you there!