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How did you decide to become a drawer / cartoonist?
It had to happen
Was it a difficult choice to make?
No, the choice was always clear, it was evident.
Did you go to a school for drawers or cartoonists?
No, I didn`t go to a school for drawers or cartoonists. IÂ´m self-educated in that area. Nevertheless I did go to a school for photographers in USA, NYC -91-93.
How do people consider comic strip in Finland?
Comic strip is on the wave, getting more and more respect and thought.
In France, we do use the term “Graphical litterature” for “Cartoons” what do you think about that? Do you consider yourself as an author?
If somebody wants to use the term “graphic literature” it`s okey to me. “Cartoons” term is of course from USA, which in form is far beyond from european “cartoons”. Marvel-comics suck! If you tell a tale in some form -novels, orally, musically or with pictures- yes, you are an author.
What comic strip/artists did have a major influence on your work?
As a youngster; Herge, Franquin, Mezieres-Christin, Peyo, Tove Jansson………Nowadays (I still like those, which I mentioned); Tardi, Pratt, Bilal used to be good, but a little boring now (he went to movies?), Herriman, Liberatore was crazy, ComezÂ I used to like too. Tardi`s the king….
Has your work been translated yet?
Yes, by an Irish friend of mine (to english), and to french by a french learning-student friend of mine. They are still in my drawer……….oh dear….
What are your current and future projects?
Oil-exhibition tomorrow 13.6.-02 here in Turku in Galleria RAYA.
Welcome! In the long and murky winter-evenings I will go back to my alter ego “Jim Morgan”. Maybe you will hear of that…
Do you think that internet is the future medim for comic strip?
Do you still work with a pencil and a paper or have you replaced them by a computer?
I`m using both. First I draw everything with a pencil, then laterÂ I color the pictures with the Photoshop.