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Video Review of The Raft by the Gay Comics Geek

October 6, 2011

The Gay Comics Geek has just posted a great video review over at his YouTube channel. Check out the review, and many of the fun and interesting posts and videos over at his site.

New Review of The Raft Over at the Gay League

September 25, 2011

Joe Palmer, of the Gay League, has just posted a great review of “The Raft and Other Stories“.

Where to Buy “The Raft and Other Stories”

September 23, 2011

There are now several ways you can buy my book, “The Raft and Other Stories”. The simplest is probably by clicking the shop link above, which takes you to my shop page. Payment and shipping is handled by CreateSpace, and not me directly. If you would rather use Amazon, it’s available there too.

If you don’t like shopping on-line, the book is available through bookstores too. Just ask for the title, and they will most likely be able to order it for you through Ingram. If I’m lucky, they may even buy a few extra copies to stock on their shelves.

Finally, if you happen to live in Oslo, Norway, you can find the book in the comic book store Outland at the train station (├śstbanehallen) and in Tronsmo. I also donated a copy to the comics library, Serieteket, which you can borrow if you would rather not spend money on the book or are short on cash. ­čÖé

Review of The Raft on the Gay Comics List

September 11, 2011

Fran├žois Peneaud just posted a great review of “The Raft and Other Stories” over at his site, The Gay Comics List. Hop on over to his site and check it out.

Interview with me on Gaysir

September 3, 2011

There is an interview with me on the popular Norwegian website Gaysir.no. If you don’t speak Norwegian, you can always try running it through Google Translate.

Drawing on Open-Source

September 2, 2011

Open-source software is software where both the source code and the software itself is made available for free. It’s developed by a mix of individuals and companies, and anyone is free to extend, modify and generally improve on it, as long as they make their changes available to others. Open-source software is to commercial software, what Wikipedia is to the Encyclopedia Britannica. ┬áHistorically open-source software was mainly the domain of computer nerds and university professors, but in the last decade it has really come into it’s own, and now pretty much everyone uses open-source software in some way or another. For instance, this page is running on a Linux server, using WordPress, PHP, Apache, Python, Cheetah, ImageMagick and MySql, all open-source software. Not only that, but most of the graphics on this page were made with open-source software too.

Which brings me to the point of this post. I’m going to give you a quick overview of some of the free open-source tools I use to make comics, software that you can download and try out for yourself.

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I’m in Blikk, LGBT Magazine

August 30, 2011

Today Blikk, a Norwegian LGBT magazine, published an interview with me on their site. If you can read Norwegian, head over to their site and have a look, if not you can always try Google Translate, though the resulting translation is somewhat mangled.

Win a Signed Copy of My Comic Book

August 9, 2011

The Raft and Other Stories cover, by Ragnar Brynj├║lfsson

Note! This competition is now over, and three lucky winners have been picked at random. I’ll likely do another competition in the future, so all hope is not lost yet. ­čÖé

Now is your chance to win a signed copy of my comic book “The Raft and Other Stories“.

All you need to do is:

  1. Post a link to any of my comics that you like on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, MySpace, Blogger, or anywhere else you find appropriate. You can enter as many times as you like, as long as each mention is on a different site (no spamming please).
  2. Send an e-mail to: competition@queertales.com with a link to your mention of my comics.

That’s it!

I’ll be choosing three winners at random on September 1st, the second anniversary of queertales.com.

Note! I won’t be using your e-mail address for other than getting your snail mail address if you win. You can take part from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a postal address. ­čÖé

“The Raft” – Get a Sneak Peek Now

August 8, 2011

You can get a sneak peek of my latests comic, “The Raft” now. There are four pages available here, with new pages arriving every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The comic is 60 pages long, so should be finished just in time for Christmas.

Image from The Raft.

If you’re impatient, the whole story is also available in print as part of my book “The Raft and Other Stories“. You can get it directly from my shop at CreateSpace, or through Amazon.com.

“The Raft and Other Stories” available in print!

July 21, 2011

The Raft and Other Stories cover, by Ragnar Brynj├║lfssonThe Raft and Other Stories” my new comic book is out! You can grab your copy here!

The book collects five of my comics, The Raft, Haul, Kamikaze, The Pillow Method and Tim, drawn over the past 10 years, in a nice 152 page paperback book. The most recent comic, The Raft, tells the the story of two boys who build a raft together and, each with their own hopes and expectations, sail it to a nearby island.

Like the other comics in the book, I’ll be making “The Raft” available on-line, starting August 1st, publishing three new pages each week. This is a bit of an experiment on my part, as I feel it’s important that gay and questioning youth, who may not be in a position to buy the book, have easy access to queer tales too.

Of course, if you like my comics, I hope you buy the book, and give multiple copies to all of your friends, thus motivating me to draw even more comics. After all, it’s much more pleasant to read a good comic book on nice quality paper, than of a harsh computer screen.