New print artwork. Odin tricks Baugi into drilling a hole into Hnitbjörg mountain. He then transforms into a snake, slithers through the hole and into a cave to seduce the giantess Gunnlöd. After 3 nights Odin escapes with The Mead of Poetry.
Hello Supporters! Important Info: Shipping Date The shipping date for the book was estimated as the end of February. I would reluctantly like to move this back until the end of April. The Reasons There are a few reasons for this, including non payment for some work that has made life a little tricky. But […]
This poor chap is Starkad the eight-armed Jotun. Odin bestowed upon Starkad blessings including the ability to live three lifetimes and always be victorious in battle. Thor however, not being a fan of Starkard’s giant heritage, cursed him to always receive serious wounds. Work in progress.
More work in progress. This is a multi-page spread. Click to see a larger version. I’ve been looking at photographs of Iceland. Something that I noticed was that the landscape appears very often as horizontal bands- a layer of mountains then plains and then the sea or some rare trees.
The book has two straplines: The Best of Books and We Made This. The amazing Ed Gamester is working on a translation into Old Norse and then into Futhark runes for The Best of Books. He had the idea for The Best of Books which nicely highlights the fact that We Made This. More info […]
This is a copied and pasted version of the original blog post announcing the project over 2 years ago. At that point it was to be called Runesong. BLOG: Nine from Nine Project Information Posted: July 2nd, 2011 Filled under: Blog Introduction Inspired by the BBC documentary The Viking Sagas I started some […]
The exact meaning of this section of Havamal is obscure but it bares a striking resemblance to the story of Alviss the dwarf. Alviss arrives at Thor’s home demanding to marry his daughter. Thor uses a test of knowledge to keep the dwarf talking all night and when the sun rises, Alviss turns to stone.