Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Today is the book launch for Anna Sailamaa's new graphic novel "The Shepherd". The comic tells about worker class boys and their life in the North of Finland. I really admire Anna's way of drawing and her way to create characters who feel so real and honest.
You can get your copy by ordering from HuudaHuuda or contacting Anna. The book has English subtitles.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I managed to get two books by Clare Rojas on summer. Blue Deer and Red Fox is in away really modest and thin book but story inside is bigger than anything i've read for a while.
The another book "Everything Flowers" from Chronicle Books shows paintings of Rojas growing together with flowers of her garden.
Short documentary clip about Rojas:
Trophy Hunters by Jaakko Pallasvuo was a book I waited for a long time. And I read it twice immediately to enjoy the pictures and get most of the story. There is something weird in the sound of language (the book is in Finnish but has English subtitles) but I guess it works. Somehow it gives the feeling of distant story. The story is not happening here but somewhere elsewhere, far away in another world.