lördag 26 februari 2011

SCS2

It's cold outside in Malmö town, and I'm staying indoors, doing my best to keep warm while working hard at finishing my submission to the Swedish Comic Sin number 2 anthology.
This while baby-sitting the family dog for over a week.. it has it's challenges, like paws running across originals, but we're getting by...


For some reason I decided to put long, curly, wavy hair on the female main character and a just as flowing, frilly dress on her as well.. It's turned out it's a lot of fun to draw and ink with the brush.. but it takes a lot more time that I'd thought, and I still have my day-job, so.. well.. Not a whole lot of sleep, and way too much candy and coffee, but it's getting close to being finished :) Fun fun fuuuun!


The SCS2 will be out for the Swedish SPX in Stockholm may 6-8 2011.
Read more about it at the swedishcomicsin.blogspot.com blog.

söndag 13 februari 2011

Happy Valentines Hearts Friend Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Friends' Day! (if you're in/from Finland)

Happy Every Heart's Day! (if you're in/from Sweden)


Just a quick pic I drew to honor my loved ones.. There's quite a few of you.
And, even if I don't see you very often, I think of you and keep you in my heart. All of you.

Love, peace, respect
over n' out

Fanny

onsdag 9 februari 2011

Challenge: "perfection"

"What's most important is how we look."

Monday, I hung out, drawing with my dear friend Malin and she showed me the movie "Killing us Softly 4" by Jean Kilbourne.

It shows examples of advertisements, and how women are portrayed, objectified and sexualized in today's advertisement. But, also how we always have been, at least during the 30some years of her research, and that it's escalating, creating an unreachable image of "perfection" that youcannot diet yourself into.

Advertisement teaches us, that no matter what you do, as a woman, it's all about how we look. Not what's inside. Not your personality. Advertisement tells us a man will never love you for who you are, but for how you look.

"He said he loved me for my personality. I have never been so insulted in my life"
Quote from example ad.

Below is a trailer of the movie (not full lenght!)


Advertisement makes us feel bad, ashamed of ourselves and our bodies. And, why?! The answer is; to make a profit.

Really, you should all watch this video! It's really an eye-opening experience!
I was shocked and enraged!
Why do we have to look a certain way? Well.. No! We do NOT!
Kilbourne teaches us about computer editing and that also, the body type that's presented in most advertisements only make up 5% of women! Most women, genetically, cannot look like models! Why do we even bother to try?!

I'm not saying that skinny people are evil, nor that obecety is a good thing. I really do believe weshould all strive to be healthy, eat balanced and exercise on a regular basis (you don't have to be an athelete, just be sure to take a walk and/or run once in a while!)
What I'm saying is that we do NOT have to feel bad about our bodies. Emrace yourself. You are perfect just the way you are!

I look around me, and notice that in comics, also, most women are long-legged, volumptious and skinny. I don't know if this is intentional or not, but it does remind me of the way women are portrayed in advertisement and fashion. The media's "ideal beauty".

I try to draw a bit more curvy women once in a while, but now I felt I should realy go all out and therefore challenged myself to draw a body-type I usually do not draw. And I challenge all of you to do the same!!

So, here I present to you;

Perfection.


Yes, she's a heavy set, naked woman.
It's a drawing.
Deal with it.
(I won't censor it, there's nothing wrong with a drawing of a naked body. Go to a museum and see for yourselves!)

You can find the full video of "Killing us Softly 4" online if you "look for it".

Have a great, sunny day!
Love yourselves!

Fanny

fredag 4 februari 2011

Fanny is officially a "crazy fish lady" and "mother" of six..

Finally.
After years of longinly watching fishtanks, I have my own filled with lovelies again!

When I was a kid, I had a fishtank at my Dad's.
Then tens years went by. Fishless. Due to my living-situation(s) over the last few years, I've been unable to keep an aquarium. But, when I got the news I DID get the rental-apartment I applied for my first thoughts were:
"YES! YES! YES! Independence! I can do whatever I want! I'm going to have FISHES AGAIN!"


I was SO excited!
I went to Dad's basement, dug up the fishtank and fixed it up. Replaced some parts of the pump, filled it with water and plants and let it stand and become "fish-ready" for a week before taking that belonged trip to the zoo-store to pick my babies up. :)
The picture above shows the fish-less tank. It stands, tastefully, in my kitchen. (please spare me the sushi-jokes.. it's not funny -___-') That way I can enjoy their company while having my breakfast! :)


This is what I brought home with me from the store!
Fish-food. water-cleaner, rocks, holiday-food and two bags with fishes, wrapped in news paper. I felt so sorry for them! And wanted them out of there as soon as possible, but you can't just throw them into the tank. They might get a chock from the difference in water-temperature.


"Hello! Hello! Let us out! .. Please?!"

To make sure the fish won't go into chock, you place the bags (still closed) in the tank for (at least) 15 minutes so that the water in the bag will get the same temperature as the water in the tank.

Here's Snape. He's pretty agressive. For being a fantail fish.

Happily swimming around.



Here's Luke. Or Leia.. I don't know.. They both look the same. That's why they have similar names XD


Picture (above) taken with flash. Sadly their colors don't show so well.. Here's Naruto. I HAD to get a goldfish, just to give him (I suspect it's a her, actually) the name Naruto. For the heck of it. Then there's Nypon (swedish word for "rosehip", named by Malin) and Stephanie, becuause I felt I had to name something after someone in the Stephanie Plum-series.. I suspect Stephanie is a male.. Ah, well, what to do..


Stepanie and Naruto.
And, yes, those are pokémon glass-balls.

I've had them for almost two weeks and we're getting by fine :)
Fintail fishes doesn't have a proper stomach (just an intestine) and thereby need to get fed twice a day. Hungry little fatties. They also need a lot of cleaning, the messy little buggers, and they "re-arrange" the sand all the time.
But, ah, still, gotta love them. They're cute, and good company.
Guess I'm a nerd. Nothing new, though.

Have a great day!

Love, peace, respect and pretty fishes
Fanny