Comic book: Gou Tanabe: H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness (Dark Horse, 2019) H.P. Lovecraft’s novella At the Mountains of Madness has been blessed with really good comics adaptations in the past but Gou Tanabe’s two-volume manga beats all of them in sheer atmosphere and architectural terror. As always, Continue Reading
I started to feel that I didn’t know roleplaying games well enough so I came up with the plan to read a roleplaying game corebook for every year they have been published. Selection criteria is whatever I find interesting. I recently watched the first season of the Netflix documentary show Continue Reading
Comic book: I.J.N. Culbard: At the Mountains of Madness (SelfMadeHero, 2010) Comic book: Adam Fyda: The Mountains of Madness (Blue Fox Comics, 2020) Lovecraft’s novella At the Mountains of Madness is one of the most fruitful sources of adaptations and references in Antarctic literature. There have been plenty of examples Continue Reading
Comic book: Jean Baptiste Andréae & Patrick Fitou: Terre Mécanique: Antarctica (Casterman, 2004) Antarctica is the second volume in the three-part series Terre Mécanique. The first volume is set on a ship where a permanent post-apocalyptic party goes on as it sails across endless ocean. The rhinoceros Fileon and a Continue Reading
Comic book: Sergio Salma: Penguins on Ice (ibooks, 2005) Penguins on Ice is a collection of comic strips about Fred the Penguin and his compatriots. The jokes are based on simple ideas, such as how all penguins look the same. The artist, Sergio Salma, is guilty of a sin so Continue Reading
Comic book: Francis Bergése: Mystery in Antarctica (Cinebook, 2015) Buck Danny is an American ace pilot and the hero of a long-running series of French comic books. Mystery in Antarctica is Buck Danny no. 51. Like with any pop culture phenomenon, once it runs long enough it acquires its own Continue Reading
Comic book: Alejandro Jodorowsky & Georges Bess: Anibal 5 (Humanoids Publishing, 2015) This is a collection of two Anibal 5 albums, published in English by Humanoids. I read the first one in Finnish translation as a child, and its mix of softcore sex and scifi weirdness made a big impression on Continue Reading
Graphic novel: Alan Moore: Nemo: Heart of Ice (Top Shelf, 2013) Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen started with two volumes of relatively straightforward intertextual adventure stories before ascending into the realms of conceptual psychedelia. The spin-off Nemo stories, focusing on the daughter of the submarine captain, are a little Continue Reading
(Kuva: Batman XXX: a Porn Parody) Kirjoitin Ylioppilaslehteen artikkelin Batman XXX: A Porn Parody -elokuvaa seuranneesta nörttipornon tulvasta. Juttu löytyy täältä.
Taken at Tracon, after the way we’re seated in a Piippuhyllyn manifesti comic. From left to right: Mike Pohjola, Miska Fredman, me, Ville Vuorela and Eero Tuovinen. Check out Piippuhyllyn manifesti if you wish to see us in crudely drawn comics about rpgs.