copenhagen

Campground mice, beer festivals, and bus doodles

Over the weekend I went to the Mikkeller Beer Celebration in Copenhagen (You may recall that I made a comic about it, which you can read here), and stayed at a campground. Since I do a daily comic, I was intending to finish it ahead of time for those days, so that I could enjoy my beer and my tent with complete peace of mind. But of course, humans make loads of fancy plans and god guffaws, or however the saying goes, and I left Viborg having completely failed to draw any mice.

BUT buses were made for catching up on all the pencil sketches you failed to do before getting on them, and campgrounds were made for sitting at picnic tables and inking comics at dawn, and I would like to present the following three issues of The Mouse Tales as an example of what is still manageable on the go.

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Read more on Instagram  @themousetales !

Read more on Instagram @themousetales!

Meanwhile the beer festival was amazing and camping was fantastic. It rained a bit overnight, so I had to do some air-drying of my tent in the sun the next day before I could pack it up - but waiting for the tent to dry provided a perfect opportunity for inking some campground comics!

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And some bus doodles. Is it kosher for people to put their feet up on the window of the bus?!?

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craft beer and comics

Last year I attended the Mikkeller Beer Celebration in Copenhagen and fell head over heels in love with craft beer. I cannot even begin to claim to know the first thing about beer, other than to be awed by how many wildly different types there are (wild and otherwise), but I was lucky enough to attend with friends who are brewers and who could afford me at least some insight into the wonderful world of hops, malts, and ferments. (Spoiler: it is an exciting and delicious world!)

Suffice to say, I am pretty excited to be going back this year! I have channelled all that raging enthusiasm into a short 6-page comic, which is also among my first forays into making zines. May it be the first of many zines, many delicious beers, and many illustrated beer reviews!