Monday, December 17, 2007

mickey mouse fighting a wind dragon

20-minute illo pt 8


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

i never look in the mirror anymore

20-minute sketch pt 7


Friday, November 23, 2007

kristoffer columbo

20minute illo pt 6 gives you "columbo" from kristoffer kjølberg...

a quirky idea-maker from .. kristoffer has made several short stories, one shortly to be published in the legendary "strapazin" magazine. he`s one of the most underestimated norwegian comickers... and very skinny.

his love for doing things the wrong way should be shared by many.



Wednesday, November 21, 2007


20minute illo pt 5


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

ed herrera and the smoking man

20-minute illustration pt 4.

courtesy of my good friend from indiana/ guadalajara - ed herrera. a truly great up and coming artist whom you can find here:

ed is the first contributor to this 20-minute project. hopefully more will guest this thing as we move along.

pardon the uneven lighting as this piece is not scanned, only photographed with a camera.

looks great tho! check those lines!


the paranoid thoughts of the room at the end of the hall

20-minute illo pt 3


Monday, November 19, 2007

the man who holds the box

20 minute illo pt 2


Sunday, November 18, 2007

the box

20-minute illustration... part of a longer running theme... maybe.. no premeditation, one tool... thats it...

Saturday, November 17, 2007


things take time. been busy working on, well, a screenplay in fact. and im giving one of the ogn-stories a rewrite.. but heres a cut from one of the panels that came out quite nice.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

sketch of the day 2

Sunday, September 30, 2007

El Zorro...

did this little thing yesterday.. that is; friday night/saturday morning.. fun cat, that fox...

Friday, September 21, 2007

Nice little announcement..

its all in norwegian of course.. but basically its the publisher announcing their first two original language OGN´s... one of whom is mine..

now kiss my feet..


Thursday, September 6, 2007

stuff in development... very slowly..


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

graphic novel/ short story collection next fall.

right. finally an update here. its been a while but it has its reasons: vacation is one of them. the other is because ive needed to get some things confirmed properly before i could announce them. and id still like to keep some things to myself. that way the blog becomes more interesting.

i can at least confirm one thing: next fall will see the release of my first Original Graphic Novel. it will come out through Egmonts Serieverket ( ) and editor will be Iselin Røsjø Evensen, my editor from the previous short story collections "Tusj". deadline for handing in the project is set to August 1st so its going to be a busy year for sure - but a fun one also!

the OGN is not really a novel, its a short story collection with some unifying topics that ties the book together and it looks like its due to be about 130 pages long.

there are also two other collaborators - two literary writers, in fact: Øystein Stene and Levi Henriksen have both contributed with a short story.

here´s a sneak peek of how "Geriljahjerte"(Guerillaheart) by Levi and myself will look.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

take a couple of minutes

Monday, July 16, 2007

nu pens.. test..

this is a test again.. ordered some flexible pens from japan. linework is different than what i usually work with. gentler and more controlled.

Friday, July 6, 2007

sketch of the day.

Monday, July 2, 2007


Friday, June 29, 2007


this little guy is a part of the cast of "the misadventures of captain starlin zoinks"... a story me and scott parker have been working on for a while.. i´ve been unable to do things on it for a while, but have finally picked up the pace slowly...

amongst all other things.. here´s a panel.. not cleaned up, but finished inks...


Thursday, June 28, 2007

character development..


Wednesday, June 27, 2007


i must admit i tend to like sketches a bit more than finished work. there´s something raw about it that seems to get lost when things are rendered completely. blablablahaventweallhearditbefore..

anyways, i DO enjoy nicely rendered things also, but you know... "a work of art is never finished, only abandonded"...

guess the quote?


Monday, June 25, 2007

Older works.

Some older works for sample.

Colors on the first one by Karl Gundersen.

Colors on the third upper one by Trond Rømo.



this is the blog of myself: håvard s. johansen. i´m a writer and illustrator working in oslo, norway.

the blog´ll be used for artistic and workrelated purposes: posting imagery, work-in-progress information and general philosophying about such.

the above imagery is from a short story published in the anthology "Nemi". the colors on the page is done by karl gundersen.

hope you get something out of it. please leave comments.