Indie folk rock musician Jonathan Coulton turns 50 today, so here’s a 30-minute documentary I made about his career.
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss: Theodor Kittelsen paintings, Anubis: Dog of Death, The Lonely Island, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
This is a video adaptation of my The Art of Theodor Kittelsen article.
The Norwegian artist Theodor Kittelsen is my favorite painter. During his career as an illustrator he defined the look of trolls, Norwegian folklore, and The Black Death in Norway. The video includes some of his best paintings, and explains what makes his art so great.
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In February 2020 I successfully funded my first comic book Kickstarter campaign for Anubis: Dog of Death. Then in June and July came the time for fulfillment. Printing and shipping the rewards to all my backers.
Today is my 30th birthday! I’ve long had a plan of making a sort of autobiography composed of several blog posts on this site. This week, after writing a bunch of new posts, I finished that goal.
It was 2006 in my Norwegian hometown of Bergen, and I was sixteen years old. One summer day, me and a friend set sail on a raft made of wood, empty plastic bottles, and pure determination.
In November of 2015, me and my girlfriend Renate visited my maternal grandmother in Ålesund, Norway.
Renate had only been in Ålesund briefly one time before, but I had been there plenty of times.
For Norwegians, the Mediterranean is one of the most common holiday travel destinations.
It is such a common destination for us that we have a shorthand for everything around that area. “Syden” directly translated just means “the south”. But for us it just refers to the area around the Mediterranean, despite almost everywhere being south of Norway.
I attended my second (and last) year of culinary school during the 2007-2008 school-year, when I was 17.
During the first year we had been taught a bunch of general skills in the food service industry. For the second year, we had to choose a specific field. Chef, waiter, or baker. I chose to become a chef.
When I was 12, in the late summer of 2002, my mother got a cat for our family.
She had paid for an orange British Shorthair kitty. She had intended to attend a yearly cat show that was held in walking distance from our home.
In the spring of 2005, when I was 14 years old, I had my church confirmation.
Most people in Norway become part of the Church of Norway when they are baptized as a baby. The Confirmation is when people are old enough to chose for themselves that they still want to be part of the religion.