lørdag 26. februar 2011

Espen does cartoon references: 2 stupid dogs

"Hi, I would like to send this 'Smart package' to Germany"

You see, a so called Smart package from the Norwegian postal service can ONLY be sent within Norway. But with the great christmas rush, people who have barely sent a letter in their entire life, come to my post office and have absolutely no clue about anything and assumes that a Smart package can be sent outside the country.

Needless to say, I experienced hundreds of customers thinking like this during the christmas rush.


fredag 25. februar 2011

Limited Twitter

Badly drawn, but you probably get the point.
Twitter is utterly useless. Still - I use it!

mandag 21. februar 2011

tirsdag 15. februar 2011

UNG-sidene: Season 2 opener

Just wanted to show you this opener from this season (2010/2011), that worked as an introduction of me and what I'm doing.

Pretty much me and my stuff in one drawing. A Liverpool FC pennant, a letter shelf from the post office, a copy of Laagendalsposten on the table, a football shoe and a record player playing a song with the lyrics "Chimes sing Sunday morn."

I give a quid to the one guessing which song it is without using google :)

fredag 11. februar 2011

Introducing: UNG-sidene

I've probably never told you about one of my jobs, which is to draw a weekly cartoon for my local newspaper. I didn't bother because I write in English in this blog and all the cartoons drawn for that newspaper is in Norwegian. Just a quick walkthrough here about my workplace:

UNG-sidene, or "Young pages", is a small part of the newspaper Laagendalsposten which is written by the younger generation for the younger generation and comes out each friday.
This year we're 12 people between 15-18 years old (except me as I'm definitely the oldest - 21), which means that the two bosses in this group are both three years younger than me. Funny!

Here's the fresh class of 2010/2011, the two bosses in the front with me in the top left corner.

Meeting these people once a week for brainstorming and coming up with ideas what to write about is a true pleasure. I have yet to participate in a meeting this year as football practice happens at the same time, though... but believe me, I miss being there with them.

Anyway, before this post gets rather sentimental, I'm trying to say that I will try to post my cartoons frequently to show you what I'm doing besides school and working at the post office. Cheerio!

søndag 6. februar 2011

Warm holiday

I joked with my mates about this, but fact is that I've never experienced temperature under 25 celcius and I don't think I therefore can call myself a true Viking, let alone a true Norwegian. But I think I handle the cold better than the warmth. Puh...

(Oh, and I found the expression "a dog's bollocks" to be ridicolously funny when translated to Norwegian. It just doesn't make sense in other languages than English, I guess.)

torsdag 3. februar 2011

Where Angels Play

A poster i made in Graphic Design class. The text is the opening lyrics of the song Where Angels Play by The Stone Roses.