Mikael Bergkvist writes;
This is from issue 2, freehand, using my V grip ballpen on A4 copypaper which I have gotten for free from my fathers company.It's the thin kind, which you use for the printer.
This story depends less on fantastic environments or beasts, than it does on a furiously fast storyline. I have always wanted to try the action movie storytelling techniques on a fantasy comic. Fast and hard-hitting, no-nonsense to the point, and a constant build up of danger and intensity right up to the very last frame, and a big honking twist at the very end. If I succeed? We shall see..
Each issue takes me 4 days to write. Only, I don't actually write anything, I just sit down with some coffee and think about it.Then I draw it.
Ardden is letting me do this as an experiment. We are both of the opinion that comics have become to heavy-handed and they need some fun and lightness injected back into them. So, they designed a comic book where this nutcase from Sweden can sit down with his V grip ballpen and basically just wing it as it goes along. (It helps that I have done long, very complex 104 pages storylines on a regular basis before, but still)
I do every issue right before deadline, and Ardden has no clue where it's all going. It will be what it will be.If it works, it will have a message to a lot of artists: Relax. If you aren't having any fun, why would you expect the reader to?
If it doesn't, at least we had some fun. I don't really see how we can loose.