Thursday, October 7, 2010

Yay for updates trickling though in a slow and unsteady pace! :D Though this will be the last post in this blog. If you're reading this, subscribe to WBK:s own feed instead :)

Read 523-528 here. Just a few more pages left of tragic events in the past, then it's back to tragic events in the present.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

503-516

We keep neglecting this blog. But it's kind of obsolete and we might stop posting here.

Head to the WBK site to read up to page 516.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

490-502 (two updates)

We've been neglecting this update blog, it seems. Is anyone reading it? Anyway, 490-502 are here.

We're over 500 pages now. Crazy!

I'm struggling with a bit of artist block right now, but hopefully it'll pass soon.

-Mattias

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

483-489

Click here to read 483-489.

Sorry for the delay, but at least you get 7 pages this time. :) This, ladies and gentlemen, is the last update of Chapter Three, so the next update will be the first pages of the fourth and concluding chapter of What Birds Know!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

474-482

We've managed to miss posting a couple of updates here! 474-482 are up anyway, in case anyone haven't seen them. Sorry about this!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

471-473

Click here to read 471-473.

You get the update a few days early this week. :) In case you're wondering, "davines" are the goats/horses people ride in Ev-la Nin.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

464-467

Click here to read 464-467.

Four new pages for you, and on time, too. Sure, our updates schedule is basically "whenever we have the time" but we at least aim for a minimum of three pages a week, even if it doesn't happen... ;) Anyway, hope you like!

Friday, March 12, 2010

458-460

Click here to read 458-460.

We're back! The erotic anthology is done and will be available from us after April 16th. :D For now, have some more What Birds Know. What we've got here are three pages of a nail-biting sequence where parents talk to each other. Stay tuned... ;P

For anyone interested in a closer look at the family portrait, here it is:



(We admittedly had some trouble choosing between that one and the one below, but finally settled for the first one...)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Swedish Sin Comics

Some news: For a few weeks now we've been working on another comic project which will most likely be finished, printed and available in April. It has no official title yet but the inofficial working title is "Swedish Sin Comics" and it's an anthology consisting of 12 erotic short stories (10-20 pages each) created by some of Sweden's finest up-and-coming comic artists. Our contribution is a sweet little shower-centered threesome story.

Here's a tiny, mid-production sneak peek of our comic - obviously it's just line art, and there will be shading added later. :)



The book will be in black & white A5 format, and yes, it's in English.

It would be good for the project leader to get a general idea of how many to print for the first edition, so feel free to drop us a line if you or someone you know would be interested in buying the book once it's out. :) You will be able to buy it directly from us via PayPal.

452-457

Click here to read 452-457.

Sorry for the short delay, but on the upside you get six whole pages so hopefully there's no real harm done. ^__^

Monday, February 1, 2010

449-451

Three new pages are up as of last friday, in case you've missed it (forgot to update this blog then).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

4 new pages are up

Click here to read 445-448.

Four new pages for you (and on time, for once)! Hope you enjoy them. :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

442-444

Click here to read 442-444.

Sorry again for the delay, but at least we think/hope that we will be able to start updating regularly again very soon. Here are three new pages for now. :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

WBK update

Three new pages are up! Read 436-438 here. Taking a break from tragedy-ville this week for some good, old-fashioned bullying. :]

We're sorry about the wonky update schedule lately, but there really has been a lot going on in our lives the last few months. And now the holiday season is coming up too, so expect things to continue being wonky for some time. But be sure that we're posting as often as we can. :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

432-435

Two days late, but pages 432-435 are now up. Click.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

422-425

Pages 422-425 are up!

You might also notice something different with the website. :) Hope you like it.

Monday, October 26, 2009

418-421

Click here to read 418-421!

Maybe we'll manage five next week. :) Enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

415-417

Click here to read 415-417!

There's been a lot going on this week, so only three pages. But we'll try to have five next week to make up for it! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thumbnails

Just wanted to point out that we posted some thumbnails/behind the scenes stuff for those interested, in our LiveJournal!

:)

411-414

Click here to read 411-414!

Gotta love those little ghost thingies...

Sorry for the small delay. We'll try to catch up this week!

Monday, October 5, 2009

407-410

Four new pages are up! Click here to read them.

And thus ends the 6th night of the girls' adventure. Onto day 7! ^__^

Monday, September 14, 2009

2 new pages are up

Click here to read 405-406!

If you wonder why we're only updating with two pages this time, we refer to our previous post which can be found here.

Monday, September 7, 2009

403-404

2 new pages are up! Click here to read them.

If you're wondering why there are only two pages this week (and not much happens in them, we know, we know...) it's because we're going to participate in a Swedish comics contest (with a chance of winning money = food on our humble table for at least 4 months) and we have to work on our entry for that contest and What Birds Know simultaneously.

We are going to make 15 pages and send it in before the 30th, and so far we have 2 finished pages and 2 inked... Hopefully we'll be able to make it in time, but we hope you understand that WBK updates might be a little sparse during September. We really don't want to go on another hiatus, though, so we thought it would be for the best that we at least updated with something every week... but it probably won't be 4 pages like it usually is. :/

Thank you for your patience!

If anyone is interested in the contest project, we... would love to tell you about it but unfortunately we're not allowed to publish stuff from it until the contest is over and fearing disqualification we've decided to say as little about it as possible. :P But we will post the comic here once the contest is over, okay? :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

4 new pages are up

Pages 399-402 have been updated, which means we've crossed the 400 line! YAY!

Click here to read it! (And feel free to read the entire scene, 392-402, in a row for better flow.)

Monday, August 24, 2009

7 new pages

Seven new pages are up! Click here to read them.

(Sorry that they're a little late.)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

388-391

4 new What Birds Know pages have been updated. Click here to read them!

And... that's all I have to say about that.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Page 384-387

4 new pages are up! Click here to read them.

(Of course you all clearly remember this, this and this... ;))

Also, we went on a small excursion yesterday and stumbled across THIS:

Sunday, July 26, 2009

4 new pages are up!

Click here to read 380-383! (Next week's update is going to be oh-so-much-fun to draw. :D)

Another thing:

Our main site is finally up. I don't know for how long we've procrastinated putting that simple little thing together... Take a look if you feel like it.

Monday, July 20, 2009

4 new pages are up!

Click here to read pages 376-379!

Group therapy, anyone...? :/

Btw, don't worry, she's not going in there to flashback for 6 months. ;) We have a feeling you'll like the next two upcoming updates - depending on how many pages it takes for us to get there, we might be seeing some old friends soon.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Five new pages of WBK have been updated. Click here to read them!

(Hopefully you remember this scene from ~130 pages ago. :))

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4 new pages

Click here to read 4 new pages of WBK!

That's the end of the flashbacks for now - next week there will be freakshow again... For us, it's been almost a year since the girls argued and Dores spoke backwards and all of that other craziness. For the girls? A couple of hours. ^__^

Oh, and let us know if you find that something is wrong or missing from the site - the half of Friberg/Thorelli that isn't me accidentally deleted a whole bunch of files and had to reupload a lot... er. Something might have gone wrong in the process. Thanks.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Click here to read 4 new pages!

There would have been more pages this week, but we took the liberty to prioritize the lovely weather and the company of some other comic artists (the adorable Styggelse and awesome Karrey to be precise - check them out!). Hopefully you'll forgive us. ;)

Oh, and for those who are new - don't forget about our Facebook page. :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

1) Four new pages of What Birds Know are up! Click here to read them.

2) We'd like to get a better idea of who's reading our comic, if possible. :) Why don't you introduce yourself in the comments section? You don't have to write a lot if you don't want to - just age, location and other comics (online and/or printed) that you enjoy will do. :) You don't need to have your own blog to comment! Just drop a few lines if you feel like it. We're curious!

3) Forgot to post this last week or if it was the week before: when little Elia and her mother are having tea with the fancy ladies, Elia is seen playing with a poodle. This is actually an homage (okay, "homage"... totally not the right word but...) to a panel in the Selma Lagerlöf comic, where the main character acts as a vet for a poor sick poodle. Fun fact of the day!

Click here to see a comparison!

It also amused Emelie that she got to name a Photoshop layer "Fluffpudel" twice in a lifetime. ^__^

Monday, June 8, 2009

WBK update + print!

Click here for 5 new pages, 349-353! Yay for crossing the 350 line! :D (Ian: "What is it with women and tea?? Isn't it obvious that I'm a coffee person?")

As you may notice, the first page of this update is the last page of the scene where we left off last week. Since we didn't manage to update with 5 pages last week we've gotten a little out of sync with the scenes vs the updates. And this week it's the same thing - there's supposed to be one more page of the camp fire scene, but we didn't manage to finish it on time so it will be up next week instead. :P Hopefully this will correct itself eventually. Not that it really matters, but I guess it's practical to read a whole scene at once.

Oh, and the Selma comic has been published now! It can be bought directly from us for 90 SEK + shipping within the country. (For some reason we doubt anyone outside Sweden will be interested, but if you happen to be... contact us on fribergthorelli at gmail dot com for details! :))

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

339-344

Pages 339-344 are now up, and man, page 344 has one of the creepiest pictures I've ever drawn. Anyone want to snuggle with that guy, say "I"! *shiver*

Sunday, May 17, 2009

333-338 updated

6 new pages of What Birds Know are up! Click here to read them. Enjoy mr Hofflam, because this is the last you'll see of him.

Oh, and we forgot to mention it last time - we're now on Facebook too, and - if we've understood how it works, which is highly dubious - you could join that group and get a message every time we update. Ah, the wonders of technology. ^__^

On another note, we got the test printout of the Selma album in our hands this Friday. Now just for some final touches and then... we're official dead-tree comickers! Yay.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

It's May now...

...and as promised, we're BACK!

Our commission has now been finished (final product will be available in mid-May, probably) and we can finally get back to What Birds Know. Again, we're sorry that we've kept you waiting, but from now on (at least until the next distraction comes our way... *cough*) we hope we'll be able to update regularly again. Yay! :D

Here you go, five new pages. Cleavage is included.

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Since it's been a while since the last update...

Previously on WBK: The girls got into an argument, Dores' feelings were hurt and we found out about her childhood and how she'd always been unfairly compared to her brother. After the fight the girls made up again... at least for a while. Ian and his two buddies went to the tavern so that Ian could get his prize for winning the bet earlier, and there Ian got an offer he couldn't refuse, but it all became very awkward when the lady he tried to buy for the night turned out to be Elia's mother. Then we met three little girls who had the same nightmare. Outside their window was the old castle in a non-ruin state. Huh.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Selma

Just thought I'd pop in to show you some pictures from the Selma project to give you an idea of what it will be like. It will be out in Sweden in May, but it's possible that it will be translated into English in the future because that's happened with a few of the other comics Kulturpoolen has produced, so we're crossing our fingers for that. :)

Here's what will be the cover for the comic:

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Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) is one of Sweden's most famous writers. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1909), and is most widely known for her children's book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils).

In this comic album we follow a 49-year old Selma as she tells her niece and nephew a story about a sick, hunchbacked girl named Meli. The girl finds the will to live when she realizes she's a natural when it comes to healing injured animals.

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See more pictures from this project at our LJ. (Click here.)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Book Three

Hello everyone.

We're sorry that we've seemed to have dropped off the face of the planet! We never meant for it to take this long between updates. O_o We have not given up on What Birds Know, and we still have every intention of finishing it, so rest assured: the comic has just been on hiatus, and although an update comes with this post, sadly the comic will continue to be on hiatus for a while longer.

The situation is this: We're struggling to promote ourselves as professional comic artists here in Sweden, both by trying to get What Birds Know published (in Sweden, to begin with), and by making a name of ourselves by taking on commissions, participating in contests etc. This has taken up a lot of our time, and although it will be beneficial to us in the long run, WBK has suffered for it these last months.

Right now we're working on a 40-page comic about Swedish writer and Nobel prize laureate Selma Lagerlöf, commissioned by Kulturpoolen. It's going to be published, so that's great for us, but it's a lot of hard work. We try to squeeze in WBK on our schedule whenever we can, but it's very tight, and since we don't think WBK would benefit from updating with only one page at a time, we decided not to update at all until we have more completed pages.

We're sorry we haven't made an announcement about this sooner. We're very stressed out, and that's about the only excuse we have. We hope you can forgive us, and that you will find the rest of the comic worth the wait. :)

However, both of the times we have put WBK on a long hold, it has been at the end of a "volume" (if the comic had been in printed form). Just see it as the wait before the next volume comes out, of for that matter, the wait between seasons of your favorite TV show... ;P (Sooner or later, the volumes will also be reflected in the comic archive. This update marks the beginning of what will be volume 3. All in all, we aim for four volumes.)

Please have patience and bear with us. We will start updating WBK regularly again in May or sooner. Hope to see you then! :)

Love,
Emelie & Mattias

...

...with that said:

OMGWTFLOLBBQ!! 11 new pages (the beginning of volume 3) are up!

And 6 new pages of the new beginning!
The time of miracles, apparently, has not yet passed. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy new year! :)

Five more pages of the redrawn beginning are up! Click the title for a quick link.

The actual plot will resume soonish... maybe? ;)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

So yeah... we're on Blogger now, too. Just trying out the features...