Sunday, December 28, 2008

sketches from a comicstrip

From august to january 2009 I have made a weekly comic strip for the booksection of the newspaper Information.
The text is written by Peter Adolphsen and Ejler Nyhavn. The text is written on hexameter like the Odysee and the Illiad. I will post all 19 strips in january, so here is just some of the sketches I did.
First I had to create Peter and Ejler as characters, then I had to figure out the format and how I could get my layouts and drawings to fit with the long sentences from the text. You can check out the 17 strips I have done so far at the peterejlerseen blog

Happy newyear


something about taxes

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

kidspages for the christmas issue

These are the last set of kidspages for Samvirke magazine I will be doing. From 2009 the magazine have decided to not to bring pages for kids anymore. So my christmas issue will be the last appearance for the donkey and his friend, the pig.
Over the last three years I have illustrated and layouted 65 spreads = 130 pages.
I has been fun to work with the kidspages, but everything has an end and I feel ready to try something new.
I hope the readers have enjoyed my effort since january 2006.
Below this post I have posted 5 spreads from each of the three years. To see more, go to my webpage

Thanks for reading


My first kidspages, January 2006

In September 2005 I was contacted by Samvirke magazine. They asked me I would be interested in doing two spreads for them each month, both the illustrations and the layout in Indesign. I was thrilled and said yes, but didn't know Indesing by that time. I imagined that I would learn it quickly, and by the help from some colleagues at Kathart I was able to get a hang of it.

The first set of spreads were printed in the magazine january 2006.

In the beginning I did the illustrations before I did the layout. This was a time consuming and problematic way of working, and the spread layouts looked scattered. After a while I realized that the pages would look and work better, if I did one big splash-illustration that covered all the different topics from the small text boxes, instead of one image for each text.
Over the three years I have done the children pages, I have learned about layout and how to find images that suits my layouts...or layouts that suits my obsession to do over complicated and detailed illustrations (it has a name horror vacui)

I am grateful that Samvirke gave me the opportunity to work on this project.

Kidspages 2006

Kidspages 2007

kidspages 2008

From the month of May the format changed. Instead of two spreads containing an interview with kids on a given topic, photos of them and a crossword puzzle as elements each issue. The target group was adjusted from kids around 8 to 10 years old, to preschool kids. One spread with a story and an instruction to the reader (the parent) on how to built something with the kid.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Illustrating the law

I frequently do illustrations for a newsletter send out by a big attorney office. I illustrate a specific section of the law or an event/ case. Often the theme has to do with company law: how to hire people, fire people, avoid being accused of discrimination, dealing correctly with pregnant employes, employes with health problems, copyright law, laws about moving stocks over the border, tax laws....... and a bunch of other issues.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


An elephant is such a wonderful metaphor.

For a system: an Elephant is so big, that it can be difficult understand and grasp the whole picture and get a common understanding.

For teaching methods: some years back, it was believer that the best way to learn, was to write tons of notes and study hard at home. Repeating what you have been taught over and over = memory = elephant.
Now there is an understanding that students have different learning profiles: Some students learn faster with the distraction from music, some requires solitude and silence and others needs to get a practical approach.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Kim Larsen

I just did this illustration for a newsletter. The article is about famous peoples right, not to be photographed in private, and have their image abused for commercial purpose, without their acceptance. I have drawn danish musician Kim Larsen, famous icon for smokers, ending up as an unwilling advertisement for a fitness center.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Barbarella and Pegasus

A cover illustration for 'Forfatteren #6'
A magazine for members of the danish authors union.
This issue will have an article dealing with inter galactic communication obstacles within the science fiction genre.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

sketches from the henhouse

I did these some time ago to find the right design for the main characters in this picturebook

Wednesday, July 9, 2008