Music: Avalkis – When It Is Raining from My Arms (2001)

cd_whenitisrainingThis is one of my most psychedelic songs from 2001. Yet coherent in melody. I used to play around with unconventional various rhythms; I’d like to get back there.

I have called this style of my music from this period as “Renewing Power Experience”.

From the album World Lies in Leaves (2001). This is the first time I publicly release this song on my web page.

This song was on my Narcosis the Cat Meets the Flapsticks comic book album’s (2010) music CD as When It Is Raining from My Paws. The CD companion featured ambient, avantgarde and psychedelic music to be listened to while merging into the comic book fantasy world.


Part 1: When Reality Comes Along
Part 2: Did It Come to You
` ` When it is calm reality comes along; then you can hear me calling true… Long time ago since I left everything where it was, still now it is raining from my arms; for the first time in world – it makes all come to life. ´ ´
Song and poem lyric © 2001 Jukka Eronen

 

Comic: Explosion Land – Dumdow Meets the Bermuda Triangle (2010)

In a million years you never can guess what happens next in the wacky adventures of Explosion Land, part of the Flapsticks‘ comic book worlds.

As a continuation to the previous blog post, a 2-part extremely exciting Sunday comic strip arises: Dumdow (the Angry Triangle) Meets the Bermuda Triangle or: Dumdow’s Most Eventful Boat Adventure of All-Time Blast Extravaganza (2010). A true work of authentic inspiration and a god’s gift – be blessed your soul and eyes dear reader upon this week’s Sunday feast! (Although it’s being posted on Monday, oh the blasphemy…)

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Now how’s that for a mind-blowing twist-ending. That’s all folks this time, see you soon!

Comic & game: Explosion Land (1991–) and my first oil painting (1995)

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Early 1990s Bam and Bum – a.k.a. Bum and Pow from 1995 onward.

Bum and Pow – an antropomorphic bomb and a dynamite – are my oldest comic book characters still in use, from 1991. They are nowadays part of the Narcosis the Cat Meets the Flapsticks -comic book world that I began to re-discover and investigate in 2007 from my 1997–1999 mathematics and physics book doodles and illustrations. I noticed that some of the characters, beings and things had obviously escaped from the same universe so I started to investigate these little critters, their peculiar habits and their world in a more accurate way.

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explosionland2Another usual day in Explosion Land.

In summer 1995 my grand mother Tellervo taught me to paint with oil colors. I chose my comic book characters Bum and Pow and Dumdow the Angry Triangle as my first motif. Also notice the surrealistic white shadows. The painting was called Tight Spot (1995) which was also the name for a puzzle/platform computer game I was planning to code on Turbo Pascal. I’ve coded countless of hours with it and even today it’s the programming language I know and do the best.

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I scanned the oil painting as the title screen and made sprites, animations, logos and music but unfortunately the game was never finished. There are f.ex. animated rolling VHS tapes, cassettes, CDs, disks and other nowadays defunct but collectible electronic media you were supposed to collect in the game (by the way in reality I collect 1980s ex-rental video cassettes and old computer games). This was one of my pet projects and I still hope to do something with the concept some day.

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Stay tuned for more Explosion Land comic strips next time!


kieli_suomi  SUOMEKSI:

Olen piirtänyt ja luonut sarjakuvahahmoja pienestä pitäen. Olen löytänyt niitä myös mm. näkemällä niitä luonnon muovaamissa muodostelmissa ja fraktaalimaisissa kuvioissa. Räjähdysmaan asukit Bum-pommi ja Pow-dynamiitti ovat pitkäikäisimmät edelleen käytössä olevat hahmoni vuodelta 1991 (tuolloin nimillä Bam ja Bum). Minulla oli myös näihin hahmoihin pohjaava puzzle-tietokonepeli Tight Spot tekeillä vuonna 1996, mutta se jäi kesken. Nykyään nämä räjähdysherkät sankarit esiintyvät Narkoosi-kissa & Fläpstikkaat -sarjakuvien tarinoissa omassa maailmassaan.

Character: Tommy the Troll (2011)

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je_pulleapeikko-colorRound-tummy Tommy the Troll (Pullea peikko in Finnish) is the main character in the adventures of Troll Land.

He likes to create origamis that come to life – for example they start to fly and fire away. The first pencil drawing seen here is from August 19th 2011. But Tommy was born already almost three years before that in December 18th 2009 on the Apokryfia sketch book #2 Beta.

In the other drawing Tommy is by the Bonfire (Pullea Peikko leiritulen äärellä, September 6th 2011). Original pencil 15×10 cm, from the upcoming Narcosis the Cat & Flapsticks comic book stories.

Unlike the Internet trolls, Tommy is a nice sympathetic fellow.

Stamp series (2009)

stamps_mini   A series called Sepia.

stamps_angels   Angels.

stamps_spring  Encounters in Spring.

stamps_flapsticks    stamps_sandwind    Flapsticks and Wind of the Sand.

I participated in a competition organized by Posti in 2009. I chose suitable works from my etchings, comic books and pen and pencil drawings. Some of the works were originally in black and white so I colorized them on computer. I also united the color schemes to match the pictures in a given stamp sheet.

Comic: Narcosis the Cat

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Narcosis the Cat cardboard cut-out (2010) painted on acrylics.

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Narcosis the Cat is the main comic book character in the wacky adventures of Flapsticks. Check out more comic strips at http://www.jukkaeronen.com/narkoosi-kissa
which are currently in Finnish, translations are coming. The blog will also feature English strips every now and then.

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kieli_suomi  SUOMEKSI: Lue Narkoosi-kissa-sarjakuvastrippejä osoitteessa http://www.jukkaeronen.com/narkoosi-kissa

Pastel: A Scream for Munchies (2012)

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  • A Scream for Munchies (We’re Out of Munchies!) | Munkin huutaja (munkit on loppu!) (2009). Pencil drawing, 15×17 cm. A picture from the upcoming comic book story “Narcosis the Cat 2: Flapsticks in the Museum of Modern Art’s History”.
  • Making of A Scream for Munchies.
  • A Scream for Munchies (We’re Out of Munchies!) (2012), pastel on paper, 29×42 cm.

In honor of Edward Munch‘s The Scream (1893–1910). Inspired by news on one of the paintings (or pastels) being sold on Sotheby’s on May 2nd 2012 in New York. Here’s my interpretation of the artwork with wacky Flapsticks-characters (get to know them here!). Enjoy!

  • There is a back story to Munch’s The Scream, and so is for this pastiche: “One evening Chuck out of the Box came back from the market while on the bridge of time and passages his spinal cord (= spring) suddenly started to tremble as the red sunset followed before him… He forgot to buy munchies!! And the store now already closed was…” [Don’t know why Yoda appeared as the story teller at the end there but oh well…]
  • A pastiche starring Chuck out of the Box. Can you also spot Totti the Total Totem, Dumdow the Angry Triangle, and The Bermuda Triangle?                      [ANSWER: Totti – silhouette walking at the bridge, Dumdow – at the boat in the lake, Bermuda – next to Dumdow.]

Drawing: Bull Fractal (2008)

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A psychedelic bull constructed out of fire, The Sprite of Spring and a feminine duck meet in a whirlpool of fractal. Can you see the Duck and the Bull? There is also a grand piano (“flyygeli” in Finnish) keyboard-headed slug with a moustache.

Pen 70×50 cm. I find animals, creatures, beings and characters in clouds, puddles, tree branches, leaves, stumps… in the fractals of nature and other random visual formations. Although in this case this is purely my imagination and subconsciousness on a blank piece of paper basically without any outer stimulation.

Etching: A Stream of Mirages (2006)

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Etching 24×12 cm (Kangastusten virta in Finnish). Only 6 made with varying colors (some are black and white). This scene is from an upcoming Narcosis the Cat Meets the Flapsticks comic book story Flapsticks in the Land of the Pyramids. It tells about the legend of a Horse of the Troika three giant horses worshipped by the people of Ee-Gypt.

In this artwork the birds from top center gradually transform into mountains and finally as flying dragons. The labyrinth on top right symbolizes the sun. “Corner sun” is my favorite motif in naive works; here for a change it is presented in a more “adult” and abstract form.

Labyrinths and dungeons are one of my favorite themes  both in real life. We like to find caves and tunnels and wander in them with my friend Kriku who also does f.ex. psychedelic art.