Sorry folks, today I don’t feel like translating. In short, the thing is that I should start my diploma, but I’d like to draw comics, but the comics I’m working on don’t meet (my? my comic teacher’s? general?) standards. Everything is un-satisfying. Bah!
Well, back to the drawing board, then 😀
The comic was drawn on the covers of my university’s student magazine, by the way, hence the COLOURS 😛 I also used the weirdest pencils I had (well, ballpoint pen…).
was hard and awful…
// This is for you, miss. Welcome again whenever you wish! Yes, actually I’ll be returning to my home country soon… / What!? When? Next wednesday… / Leave me your adress, I’ll send your bread there. / I’ll be missing you so much! Thank you thank you thank you and good bye! / To my vendor of bread whose name I never got to know. //
I came back to Finland already in the beginning of August and of course it would have been more elegant to post these comics then, but that would have broken the chronology and my autism would have hurt…
So that’s all about my adventures in France, folks! Life as ordinary will fill these pages again, hopefully sooner than later. I’ll do my best…
// (Finnish children’s song that translates more or less like:) Hear the quiet sounds of the fairies / as they dance / throught the night / singing — /… / Did you fall asleep there? Oh, horse! //
My ultimate favourite moment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy is when Gandalf whistles on a moor and the most beautiful horse in the world comes galloping to him. This comic is about as close as I’ve ever come to that moment in real life. I recommend going to the pasture and singing to horses everytime when possible!
// In our family there are five dogs and four cats –
/ One hundred and fifty horses –
/ This year we had fourty two foals. They keep us entertained… Mojitos?
/ Stud farm //
Voluntary work may take a person to wondrous places…
// Oh yes, it’s just another ”good excercise”! //
French National Day is the 14th of July.
// … / *death* / Hey Ina, are all the Finns as sensitive to alcohol as you are?
/ It’s the lack of sleep!! / I didn’t even drink a drop… //
I noticed that I do a lot of comics where I reconstruct a situation or conversation, and actually I don’t know if they are funny or not… This is one of them.
// Today you’ll bring the horses from the pasture to the stables. Theres no space for saddles in the car, so you’ll have to do without. Have you ever held another horse in a leach while riding? Well, no… / Well, it will make a good excercise. / –Riiight… //
So, comics about manure, as shoveling it was my only job during a couple of weeks last summer. The following comics were born in action and based on reality. Enjoy!
// There are bicycle diggers. ”white sided tyres and leather seat” / and tea diggers ”shun the non-believer!” / and hifi diggers ”This goes to eleven”
/ When you find yourself trying to scrape the remains of three-day-old pile of horse poo out of a spikey bush you may have to acknowledge – / I’ve become a manure digger!
/ The first shovel cleans up the body of poo. The second one finishes. Third one is just digging.
/ Manure digging is a combination of cleaning neurose and pedantry. You are a manure digger, if you prefer hunting down the smallest pieces of it instead of taking a shower after the working hours.
/ As other diggers, manure diggers care about the origins of a product: ”that’s fallen from the wheelbarrow, that one was trampled by a horse and that came out running” / The most experienced may even recongnize a horse from it’s poop!
/ Manure digging isn’t harmful, but vice versa. ” Cleanliness is half a meal ” / Which is good, because manure diggers are motivated by the well-being of horses. Hence they are REALLY motivated! ” Literally, since horses eat and poop in the same paddock” /
/ Manure digging may cause minor trouble amongst the people who aren’t manure diggers, which is normal also in other mild neurose cases. ”Ina it’s already good! Wait, there are still some nuggets…!” Happy digging!
// Dear horse owners, especially you who have ridicolous amounts of money- / I’ll be addressing you about a very serious well-being problem / that touches both horses and humans across the globe. / As the well-being of a horse is depending on the well-being of their human…
/ I’d like you to tell me the one thing that reduces the well-being of horse-nutties / A hint: it’s a hard and dull job that you have to do, regardless, every day. / Did I hear someone say ”Cleaning up the manure”? / That’s right! Cleaning up the manure! /
/ Horses and humans share a history of thousands of years. / Imagine the amount of manure that has been shoveled manually – / and continues to be shoveled manually even today!
/ Humankind han traveled to the moon and split the atom- / but hasn’t invented a machine to clean up the manure!! / So I suggest you quit quickly splurging money on race horses and sperm banks –
/ -and start to pay some guy MONEY in order to invent a manure-picking-machine!! / … / … / Chop-chop! //
Omg, I need to learn to make comics with less text… >=<*
//… / If I had to eat poo, I’d prefer horse shit to a dog shit… You know, I’ve thought exactly the same thing! / Besides, I’d have my horse poo well dried. Sun-dried dookies look almost delicious… / What are you laughing? Nothing, I just realised what I just said. / Oh yes, this is a very strange conversation. After the woofing one thing is sure- / I’ll be drawing a lot of comics about manure in my blog! //
Tomorrow: Horse poop chronicles!
We took one day off to go to them movies and continued the animated marathon in the evening. And the winner iiiiiiis…!!
// Don’t worry, my dear! Just keep swimming! / Just keep swimming… / Let’s go, Hank! Just keep swimming!! / It was nice. Yes, the little Dory was sweet. I luuv the octopus! / Five hours later: / Oh no! / Oh yes! / … / Go Spirit, go! Woooooow! I’m gonna cry I’m gonna cry! Awesome! / The horses vs. the fish, 6-0 //
The result may have something to do with the fact that Spirit came out when almost all of us were in the sensitive age of ten or something and hopeless cases even then, when it comes to horses. All in all, it’s a very well made animated film. Yay!! <3