Running up to the WALL!

Drawing, satire, politics
Murica!!! ROLF!

Hard pass on trending news of DeSantis, Trump or Biden.

Don’t know much about those guys but I’m quite sure that Biden should retire.

Elderly people needs to be in peace, feeding pigeons.
Should the senile take over again?
Sure, you can judge my caricatures but c’mon.. I’m just drawing what you don’t say out loud.

Difficult times need artists which gives you alternative way of thinking and seeing things.

Caricature and political satire has always been a thing, in the middle of WW2 the war obligation posters were quite radical and all those small matchboxes and cartoons with funny drawings.

All just for those sick worried people in home front.
F*uck the law!
It’s weird how business man like Trump gets always away from all those bad things and recently even breaking the law… I just don’t get it, he is like those old school mafiosos.

Seems weird but, if you have enough money and game face, you can do what ever you want.

That’s the home of freedom!
Homemade citrus mead
Hmm… all these politicians makes me want to get shit faced.

I’ve been drinking lots of Rum at winter time, so I could bottle the delicious Citrus Mead.
Seems reasonable thing to get hammered while following the news feed.

Stay happy, or happily drunk.
Just like the Romans did...SKÅL!

Yours. “MeadHead” Jay

Oh mother, what a day to show some art!

art, Drawing, sketching
Battletoads 8-bit
Hard to tell, how many of you do remember the game called battletoads.
When I first time played this game with my old faithful 8-bit NES.
Sure the game was a brand new and let’s be honest, the games at that time wasn’t so stunning as they are now, but MY GOD I was stunned about the goofiness and all the funny actions related stuff with this game was filled.

I have been waiting the remake from this game, but I’m still waiting..
Iron and man
Death of the iron man was HUGE deal to me.
I just love the character and it’s really hard to understand why the directors took him away from the big screen.

Of course Russo brothers will bring the character back, not with Robert but somehow.

It would be madness to ditch character that big from the movie screen.
Good ‘Ol batsy
There is a new Flash movie where they bring back OG-Batman.
How great is that.
Sadly We have lost the one and only Adam West, but perhaps there is a sneak peek for other version of bats.

This “multiverse” trend in movies is a great way to make movies.
I love the idea where you can bring back those lost characters from the past.

Still I’m quite sure that we will see movie with joker in some point. Only thing what I’m waiting is Joker / Quinn couple.
With some twist of Peacemaker would be nice.

Yours. “OG-gamer” Jay

Labor party time of the year..?

art, Drawing
Yesterday was party called “Vappu” in here. I’m quite sure, it’s some sort of Labor Day celebration.

I really don’t have place to celebrate this party.

I have three kids and 11 out of ten people of Finland gets shitfaced!

If you have kids and want to cook something with friends, this is the wrong day.

You have to get hammered, it’s the only way! It’s kind of sad, because I often find myself having a best time of my life with my family.
I really don’t have to be drunk to have fun, although I don’t need fun to get drunk.

That was deep man.
70’s look
Labor Day’s broad roots in the Labor movement are clear: President Grover Cleveland signed legislation on June 28, 1894, designating Labor Day a national holiday in the U.S. as a peace offering following a deadly railroad workers’ strike.

But exactly who should count as the “founder” of Labor Day, which is celebrated on the first Monday in September, has been the subject of debate since the 1890s.

After reading this, I still don’t understand the reason why we celebrate.
I’m a working class, should I thank someone or what?

I’m so confused right now.
Evil dead rise
Perhaps these ”old” party dates just Would be better to take of the calendar.
I sure know How to have fun without some random day called Labor Day or whatsoever.

Have you ever thought, how many “special” days there is on the normal calendar?
There is plenty, I can tell you that.

Maybe someday would be time to update all the calendars, just saying.

There might be few outdated celebration days, which would be easily erased and no one would never missed them.

Yours. “Calendar eraser” Jay

Once Upon a time, in a galaxy blah blah blah..

art, Drawing
”Backround song” ——> Star Wars  Theme

Feels like thousand life, when I first time saw Chewbacca
action figure and found out the thing called :“Star Wars”

As adult movie enthusiasts, I have few legendary moments in films, which have made HUGE impact while watching the movie.
One of the biggest is the phrase: “LUKE, I’M YOUR FATHER”

That movie franchise has spread like virus after that moment.

Last summer I realized how insanely big that franchise is, when I was watching everything in chronological order with my son.

All the movies and series… It took summer, but we managed to get in the point where we were watching Mandalorian finale yesterday.

Ashoka is coming and probably new movies also.
Welder of the damned
In this point you probably are thinking what does the drawings of this post has common with that franchise?
Well nothing, those are just sketches from the time I was watching the movies.

Moving on.

I never thought that those independent spin-off series could take me back into that feeling which I felt back in the days, but boy I was wrong.

Kenobi, Solo, Mandalorian, Andor, force awakens game and many more has kept me wanting more.

Mandalorian is a great example for the spin-off what I will watch, no matter how many seasons they decide to make.

There is a bounty hunter roaming trough the galaxy and having the great adventure of his life.

That’s enough, really!

Same thing with Spider-Man or Batman.
I can watch their adventures without big plot, you just have to make them fight crimes and it’s enough.

I’m entertained easily, with the Star Wars universe.
Some point, someone asked: “why you still get excited about Jason?”
I don’t know, there ain’t no great story or plot twist.
He is just killing everyone, until he gets killed… then he comes back.

It bugs me not, they can direct tem sequels or reboots, I just don’t care, I still watch ‘em all.

Star Wars is great franchise.
There is absolutely hundreds ways and possibilities how to do these movies and spin-off series, even Spin-off movies.

Rogue 1 is one great example.
Just make an epic war movie, somewhere around the galaxy and you get great stuff.

Could be just my way of looking everything behind the “Star Wars”-glasses, but I don’t care if I’m enjoying it and so far, I see myself entertained.

Good for you Lucasfilm, keep up the good work.

Yours. “Galaxy digger” Jay

Summer is so close, I can feel it already…

Arte, Drawing

We are literally so close.

Winter at here on the north side of Arctic circle, is too long. In the middle of winter, you’ve get frustrated many times, before spring.

Now we are at the point where summer is going to rumble across the winter.

Spring time is magical and mystical time.

Summer is bursting from the freezing ground.

Winter is holding tight and it’s not ready to give it up.

Snow and sun are having the ancient battle of times.
The eye.
Now it’s time when you can get your bike and E-scoooter on the road.
Asphalt has already warmed so much by the warm of the sun.

There is still lots of snow everywhere and rivers are filled with stiff ice.
Birds have started returning from the southern sides of the world.

I actually saw one house fly… I’m not the fan of those little bugs, but hey… it’s all good if we have summer.
Summer is my favorite time of the year because after the long winter you almost have forgotten all the joy.

Sound horrible, but after freezing time spring is like grand price.

Sun is shining more and more every day, darkness of the winter really gets under your skin.

It almost feels like some weird phenomenon when you see the sun coming up on the horizon.

I have born in the dark time of the year and I love darkness, but midnight sun is coming and I’m ready to welcome it.

Yours. “Summer lover” Jay

Sunday funday!

art, Drawing, sketching

Sunny sunday like currently makes me happy.
There is so many ways of spending lazy days and I’m sticking with arts today.
Started my day with good healthy breakfast and playing guitar.

As writing this blog, I’m listening morning playlist from Apple music. Morning playlist

Day is turning slowly towards the Monday and I must get back to work.

Working between your art and inspiration is quite bummer, but there is this crisis going on global.

Every household item prices and food prices has gone high like a rocket.
Can’t left mentioned electricity price or petrol, which by the way are so high right now.

Pretty much everything I managed to earn from work, goes to staying alive.

Would be fun to have even small amount of money for something extra, but no.
Political superheroes has done their duty, there is absolutely zero money to spend.

It’s really weird because not so long ago, you could earn extra and after paying dues, you had money for hobbies and even spare for culture.

Damn, you could even buy a t-shirt now and then, or pair of new sneakers.
These days, working is not reasonable thing to do.

In Finland there is so many people who are called: “Working class poor”
It means you are living with so low payment that you can barely survive.

Me myself, I’m one of those people.
The point where it’s not reasonable to work anymore is so close.
Without working you could have so much more opportunities, which in my opinion is dumb.

I have worked my whole life, never it has crossed my mind that I would stopped working.
Politics has driven our country in the position where you are punished for working… strange huh?

Mostly I survive because I have bought two freezers.
When salary comes, I go and buy protein for the month from evening sale.

Evening sale in grocery store means, that product like meat and chicken which are closing the “best before” date are sold -60%
It’s really nice system and you don’t have to starve.

I do have solar power system on the roof of my house, so next six months I’m able to survive with the electricity.

In the time of this six months I have to prepare for the upcoming dark winter time.

Everything extra will be used at the winter time, so there is no chance to make something extra.

Capoeira Taz
So many good workers in this country are at the same loophole.
One woman told story how she had three jobs, but she had to stop the third job because she had not enough money to work.

That’s so wrong, in so many levels.
We are slowly slipping in to the dystopia where no one is working, because you just don’t get paid enough.

This can’t be good for the small shops and owners.

For example:
If me or my kids needs a barber, it’s me doing it.
I have no skills, but I have a scissors and machine.
Clothes are from donations and second hand stores.
Every sports equipment are bough used.
If you want restaurant food, I’m making it at home, same with the burgers and fries.
Movie theater is “no go” and we watch movies at home.

Not by a long shot, we have a chance to go and listen live music. Same thing with museum and culture.

This must touch those hard working shop owners.
Heart of skulls
I was talking recently with my friend who owns a gallery for arts.
He has reduced his gallery by half.
Rent for the gallery is quite much and working area has gone smaller.

I asked why?

He told me that “if working class don’t have money to buy food, what do you think?.. are they gonna buy artifacts, or paintings hanging to the walls..?”

Well no, it’s quite opposite of that.

Time has changed, we just have to adapt.

Maybe some day I have enough money to use, but at the moment, I’m truly trying to enjoy the life as it is.

You just have to believe that better days are coming.

Yours. “Happily poor” Jay

Saturday sketching for fun!

art, Drawing
Suddenly it’s again Saturday.
What a fun day, bought myself new strings for guitar and ate at restaurant.

Sun is shining and at the moment I’m sipping red wine, while listening new album from the one and only Metallica.

(New album) Metallica - 72 seasons

What a kick ass album this is.

I love this new fast Metallica.

When I was teen, almost every at my school listened Metallica.

Not me, my favorite bands at the time was Slayer, Anhrax, Megadeth, Manowar and Sepultura.

Sure I did listen also Metallica but not quite much.
After Battery album I started to listen more.

These days I just love Metallica.

Younger me spend much time at the library music section, mostly because I wanted to copy those album covers.

Halloween and Manowar both had so cool cover art at the time.
There was many bands that I did never listened, but few of those not so mainstream bands got my attention with the cover art.

I did have only cassette player at home and the cover art of those were not so cool as the LP covers were.

I still remember the first CD that I bought, it was Pantera - Vulgar display of power.

Main reason was the blue skull on the cover.
When I played it first time, I was blown away.
It’s still one of my favorites these days and every time I hear something from Pantera, no matter where I salute with my horns up.
Copy of the clown
I’m pretty sure that younger me would be SO INSPIRED about the modern bands like Slipknot.

This new Metallica album is one to check.
It’s like weird adaptation of country rock with the speed metal twist.

Drumming on this album is something special, I don’t know why I love it, but it gets me on the headbangers feeling.
This album will be on my party list, no doubt about it.

I have few books from Metallica, but those are made by some rock reporters and I like to read autobiography of the persons of themselves.

I have been waiting a book from James Hedfield himself, but maybe he is not ready yet.

Yours. “Headbanger” Jay