Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Just arrived

Issue 3/10 (#495) of BAMSE just arrived at the office.
For the cover of this issue we have tried a different approach. By parents Bamse is usually seen as a nice carachter that avoids conflicts. But for this cover we decided to show him upset, angry and furious! (His daughter is missing in the lead story and he begins to accuse every crook in sight of kidnapping her. The story itself is a reprint from the 80's.)

Now, let's see if the parents will avoid to pick it up, or if the kids will be curious enough to why Bamse is so upset, that they'll convince the parents to buy it.

Hmm... maybe the parents would prefer a pink background and hearts instad? ;)

[Layout and rough sketch: Joakim Gunnarsson. Pencils: Lars Bällsten. Inks: Bernt Hanson. Coloring: Lise Jörgensen (Yours truly on the "cute version").]


Anonymous said...

I like the dark red version much better then the cute version.
In the cute version the desk-crash don´t correspond with the nice face and the hearts.

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Yes, the second one was a version I did just for fun.
I placed it on the shelf here instead of the real one, just to see what the reactions would be. :)

Håkan / Wakuran said...

Haha, the cute version's wonderful. Almost surreal. Krösus' happy mouth is a nice detail.

Håkan / Wakuran said...

Mabe you should have changed "starkaste" (strongest) to "gladaste" (happiest) or something, too. Btw, it's a great illustration for the upcoming Valentine's Day.

Mårten Melin said...

Underbart! (Båda två)

Aaron said...

So, do you work for Egmont?

Göran S said...

"Bamse goes Marvel."


Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Aaron: Yes I do. I'm currently a project leader in the Bamse editorial group. Doing this and that. (I'm not allowed, I think, to call myself an editor, but that's what I do most of the time. Editing stuff.)
I pick reprints, do compilations, searches the archives, edits a few books, checks artwork, makes rough sketches, some inking, proof reading etc etc.
Trying to keep the production run smoothly. :)

In the afternoons and evenings I do freelance work.

Aaron said...

Wow! Sounds like a great job. And you get to work at Egmont, the company that handles two of my favorites, Uncles Scrooge and The Phantom!

I'm so envious. :)

Billy Dee said...
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Billy Dee said...

Roliga kommentarer.

Hursomhelst: Visst har jag sett Bamse så här innan?
Men kanske bara i serien och inte på omslaget, det mins jag inte.
Men "argaste" har det stått förut iallafall.

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

På ett nummer 2006 kryssade vi över "starkaste" och skrev "töntigaste" istället. (På det alternativa Reinard-omslaget som man såg när man öppnade tidningen.)
Och när den här serien gick på 80-talet gjorde Rune mycket riktigt ett omslag med en arg Bamse!

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Billy Dee said...

Töntigaste var det nog.
Det överkryssade minns jag rätt iallafall.
Men har det bara hänt 2 gånger under tidningens historia?