For the past couple of years, I’ve been attending the MOCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) Festival held at the Lexington Avenue Armory. There, I trade comics with other artists and revel in the geekery. One of my favorite things I walked away with this year was a print by Danish artist Rikke Bakman. (Her awesome bowl cut caught my attention.) She was as adorable as her drawings, not to mention super polite; she even signed my print with a little doodle of a girl with nipples. (Nipples!)
Above: The print I bought from Rikke. I thought my fellow hairy ladies would appreciate this. This is the most adorable depiction I’ve seen of pit hair lust.
Bakman is the author of Glimt/Glimtar (“Glimmer” or “Shimmer”), an account of a childhood summer at the Danish west coast, which has yet to be translated into English. I can’t read Danish, but the charming artwork alone is worth looking at.
Glimt/Glimtar is published in Denmark by Aben maler and in Sweden by Optimal Press.
A digital preview is available here (go a bit down the page, click on the spread)- definitely check out her unique comics-style. Peep her blog for original artwork and her personal inspirations: http://rikkebakman.blogspot.com
And if you’re a comic geek like me, visit the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. Currently on exhibition: “Will Eisner’s New York: From The Spirit to the Modern Graphic Novel”