mandag den 14. januar 2013

Emerging Comics

Hello everybody,

Happy New Year!! :)

I want to share with you the Emerging Comics magazine made in Open Workshop during the fall. It includes the work of some talented new comic book artists from Open Workshop - and it's a varied read, I promise you :)

Per Kristensen
Open Workshop coordinator

tirsdag den 16. oktober 2012

Spoiler Alert

Hi everyone,

Over the past 2 months I've been working on my first video game along with my good buddy Jeff Jensen from Aalborg. I've spent many hours painstakingly animating in Photoshop, but the fruits of my labor has paid of. Now you can download and play Spoiler Alert at 


mandag den 26. marts 2012

New designs from Arnold Bagasha & Lars Kramhøft's fantasy comic

Here's the original pitch for the comic:

Written by Lars Kramhøft
Drawn by Arnold Bagasha

Once upon a time - back when wishes could still come true - in a land
that lay beyond the sunset, there lived a poor miller and his two sons.
They were called Victor & John.
And they were idiots.

Victor & John Widdershin are two immature, accident-prone teenagers, born under a bad star and with faery blood in their veins.
Growing up in the small hamlet of Cat’s Cradle they always stuck out, and never caused their poor, human father anything but worries.
When one day they accidentally cause the destruction of the father’s home and livelihood, he decides it is time to tell the two boys about their true heritage; when they learn that their mother was a magical creature, a Faerie from the fabled ‘Realm Perilous’, they set out on a journey to find her.
The journey will be long and perilous, and on the way the two brothers will encounter many trials and tribulations, and eventually learn what it means to be responsible adults.

ONCE is a faery-punk comic series that takes place in a baroque fantasy world with a pinch of Steampunk -a fresh, funny fantasy coming-of-age story about growing up and overcoming the challenges and pitfalls we all face on our way to becoming adults.

Throughout the journey, their Widdershin brother’s Faery mother watches over them, and occasionally helps them, but she doesn’t reveal herself until they have proven themselves worthy to inherit the great treasures of The Realm Perilous, which will be the eventual conclusion to the series.

The story takes place in a medieval fantasy land called Alfheim around the 18th century.  Here, humans live alongside creatures from myth and fable. Enchanted animals, talking birds, free-wheeling pancakes, elves, trolls and a host of the creatures from myth and fairy-tale might show up as friends, helpers or enemies, and readers will re-discover the joy of exploring a treasure trove of fables and fairy tales. 

Alfheim is a quirky fantasy world that has evolved to the early stages of industrialization, yet maintained its fairy-tale mysticism and magic. As the story starts, the country is beginning to be changed by the effects of early industrialization; the cities are growing and the workplaces are moving to the cities. There is a widespread scepticism towards the new steam powered machines in the factories, as some people believe they are connected to the Devil.

Style & Tone

The tone is unpretentious,  darkly humorous and with a distinctily European touch, reminiscent of the baroque fantasy-punk of Terry Gilliam’s ‘Time Bandits’  and Tim Burton’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’.
The two brothers, Victor & John are both 18 years old. They are half- human, but their light blue skin sets them apart and reveals their supernatural heritage – their mother was a faerie who ran away when they were very young and left them in the care of their poor human father.
Because of this, the two brothers have a strong connection to the magical world, and are prone to attract the attention of supernatural creatures, and find themselves in strange situations.

Victor is a real artist, a true poet with a heart of gold but a brain of marzipan. His favourite activity is to write horrible poetry and dream about grand, romantic love. He is spontaneous and enthusiastic, but fragile and prone to daydreaming, and when things don’t go as planned he can get extremely melodramatic. Victor is also an idealistic dreamer that never gives up. When they leave their homestead, Victor’s main motivation is to find their long lost mother again.

John is the opposite of Victor - an earthbound and easy-going drunkard. He tends to be lazy, but when he needs to he can be quite resourceful, well-spoken, and a bit of a ladies man. He’s much more practical than Victor, and often has to save his brother from the crazy situations they get into. When they leave their homestead, John’s main motivation is to earn money (and meet women).

torsdag den 22. marts 2012

Wacky Lens

Hi everybody,

We’re Cristina and Marcel and we love creating interactive applications for children. We usually do all the work ourselves, from planning the whole application to actually making it happen :-)

Our most recent project is different then what we’ve done so far (which was mostly games that you would normally put on a website or on a mobile device), we’ve gone one step further and created a whole website which acts like the actual game.

The website, called Wacky Lens, was created around Roy, a funny bird that has a passion for taking wacky pictures. He lives on a small island where his activities include taking pictures, displaying them in his gallery, walking around the island and smiling all day long (he’s very optimistic, you know!) J

We wanted to paint a warm environment and make it as easy as possible for everyone (kids or grownups) to have some plain old fun, just by using different filters to take funny pictures or by looking over what others have posted.

In the same time, we wanted to have a different approach so we created a different kind of a website with a different kind of navigation.

The website looks a bit wacky and can be strange at first but everything’s there for a reason so we invite you to explore this small island, click on everything, have a laugh by looking over Roy’s Gallery, play with the Photo Booth and, if you feel like leaving something for the next guy, don’t be shy and publish some wacky photos of you.

Thanks for reading

Cristina, Marcel and … Roy :-)

torsdag den 23. februar 2012

Acid Eaters V02

It is always important to do your best, or so Lars Kramhøft and I concluded from our trip to Angouleme. Sitting on the train to Paris at 8 in the morning we both decided that this project could look alot cooler. We had gotten alot of great and positive feedback from potential future publishers and we felt like making a solid lasting impression, so we gave the story Acid Eaters a complete overhaul. The visuals and story are now stronger than ever. Here is the new cover for Acid Eaters issue one.

Martin Pedersen

mandag den 16. januar 2012

Lars Kram and Martin Pedersen annouces Acid Eaters

Octopulp members and co-founders Lars Kram and Martin Pedersen launches their collaborative ongoing series Acid Eaters in time for the Anguleme comic con.
More pretty pictures at