Archive for May, 2014

Holiday coming up

Posted: May 31, 2014 in General

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Loads of work right now and very little spare time, but the good news is that my holiday starts on June 13 so there is light at the end of the tunnel. Like most people, I need some time off from the everyday grind, a chance to catch up with other things.

Can´t wait…

(Picture taken by Michael Johansson in Stockholm on June 1 2008)

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Journalist Clas Svahn visited Östersund on May 17 and asked me to talk about my sighting of Storsie (The Great Lake Monster) back in 1977. I know he has a genuine interest in such things so I helped him out. He has created a short film about unknown animals at sea and in lakes and I appear for a minute or so in it. Not much of my tale is in there, but Clas has picked a few decent quotes, so fair enough. His newspaper, DN, is one of the largest in Sweden. The film was added yesterday and is part of a series of short episodes about mysteries.

A scene shows me throwing a stone into the lake, that is how close I was when I followed it by the shore. The spring water is still pouring into the lake, so the water level will be much higher within a few weeks. My sighting happened in August 1977. The story can be read on this blog.

The film can be seen here (not sure for how long…).

Hank Janson

Posted: May 28, 2014 in Books, My countryside dream

Hankjanson 

Packing stuff for my eventual move to the countryside, and today I boxed up my old Hank Janson collection (or the bulk of it). Really nice to see these books again, I hope to see them again within a few years from now (in the place of my dreams). Great covers.

Some day…

Iconic Xena

Posted: May 28, 2014 in Retrofuture, TV & Movies

Xena_iconic 

Working on RETROFUTURE 8 as we speak and wrapping things up also means highlighting the past. Three magazines to go and the time has come to give Xena a cover again (first since 2005). I have just created 95% of the cover but it is way to early to show it to you now. Let me just say that it is beautiful and powerful. Very, very cool.

This image (not the cover shot) is actually the one that got me interested in the show back in 1998. Saw it in a magazine and then the show arrived in Sweden on October 18 of that year. Boom, I was hooked.

In 2000 I created the LUCY IN THE SKY magazine, which lasted for three years (and five issues). A Xena guide followed. Now, the time has come to pay tribute to Lucy Lawless – a story about her life and career will be part of RETROFUTURE 8 (probably the main story alongside the second part of the Montana Blue comic). Let´s catch up, and end it with a bang!

Xena is coming your way…

Donald leads the way

Posted: May 26, 2014 in Comics

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Interesting news from Norway, as they (Egmont) publish a 276 page pocket book series of Donald Duck entirely in English now, for kids to have a chance to learn the most important language in the world and having fun at the same time. This is brilliant. In Sweden, it would be a bit of a problem, with 20% of the kids aged 15 not being able to understand the Swedish version. Or so they say. Actually, we do have idiots talking about getting rid of our language now, going all English. PC gone mad. But as a second language, or third if need be, it is brilliant.

Got to love Norway.

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A snapshot from Michael Mojo Nilsson´s exclusive appearance at Musik & Skit a couple of hours ago (see last post). Mojo signed 50 copies of RETROFUTURE 7 and played a few songs with his acoustic guitar. A wonderful hour for the people that braved the rain.

Thank you Mojo.

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Guitarist/singer/cover boy Michael Mojo Nilsson will sign copies of RETROFUTURE 7 at Musik & Skit in Östersund (Jämtland county) this Sunday, May 25 (between 15.00-16.00 in the afternoon). Anybody who wants to pop by and have a chat can visit this wonderful store and get a copy of the magazine for free. I will be there as well.

This is very cool, Mojo is a true gentleman.