I publish comic books and graphic novels together with my partner Christoffer Leka.
Our newest publication, Imperfect, is a travel diary about a bike trip from New York to San Francisco. In the summer of 2016 we cycled across the Northern American continent, sending a postcard to Christoffer's nephews and niece every day. Out of 110 cards 104 made it to Finland, and those are now collected in this beautiful volume.
Our previous book Place of Death is a short story about fear and the kindness of strangers. It is with a great deal of distress that we have been witnessing the hardening of attitudes in society. It is nothing short of scary to live in a time where compassion and empathy are seen as emotional luxury to be dispensed with in the name of realism and rationality. Place of Death is a small book we wrote as a reminder that the other is not your enemy.
In Time After Time which was published in 2014 we seeked to share a small piece of their insights of the bhakti sastras. As long time practitioners of bhakti-yoga we have studied among other literary works of India the Srimad Bhagavatam, wherein the story of the ten avatars of Krishna that inspired the graphic novel Time After Time can be found.
In 2003 we both received formal initiation from Swami B.V. Tripurari into the Bhaktivinode Parivar -lineage of Gaudiya Vaisnavism. Apart from our yogic practices our main passion in life has been working on our own publications. In these books we seek to share our realizations and thought about the world as depicted through our alter egos the Duck and the Mouse.
We've also published two books about our bike trips in Iceland as well as mainland Europe, Expedition no 3 and Tour d'Europe.
To order a book of your own please visit the bookstore on the Place of Death website!