THE AUTHOR

Magnus Mojo Olsson

Social active painting artist, illustrator, lecturer, comic book artist and graphic designer

T-shirt Contest

October 23rd, 2015

Right Now The Dark North team has presented a contest on their Facebook page were you have the opportunity to win a TDN-T-shirt (1st edition) It will not be available anywhere else.

To participate pay a visit to  www.facebook.com/darknorthart

Here is a full presentation of all five artist within the concept The Dark North. Peter Bergting, Magnus”Mojo”Olsson, Joakim Ericsson, Henrik Pettersson, Lukas Thelin.

Read more at http://www.darknorthart.com/nyheterarkiv/2015/10/11/the-right-stuff

During Gothenburg Book Fair 2015 The Dark North and my art was presented live at Digitala Scenen by project leader Robert Henrysson and the illustrator Peter Bergting.

Here is a videodocumentation of the Event:

(If the videoclip doesnt work, please try following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTIAGdiqyj8&feature=youtu.be&t=2h34m50s )

The Dark North in Media

October 22nd, 2015


Being one of the artists for The Dark North gives a lot challenges, as presenting my painted work in Swedish Radio with Hasse Andersson along with The Dark North´s project leader Robert Henrysson who is one of the staff behind this wonderful concept.

The radioprogram can be heard in full at:
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/609344?programid=2369&start=2050

Or the short Mojo version:
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=104&artikel=6261776

Robert Henrysson made a perfect presentation of this wonderful concept The Dark North.

The Dark North in the media
http://www.darknorthart.com/nyheterarkiv/2015/9/20/the-dark-north-in-the-media 

Magnus”Mojo”Olsson have been choosen to participate as one of five selected artists to create fantasy illustrations for the concept The Dark North. A concept that really triggered me from the start. Here is how the excellent team behind The Dark North presents me and my work.

Magnus ”Mojo” Olsson, master of the nordic myth, is our third contributing artist to be revealed. Read his interview here:
http://www.darknorthart.com/mojo-artist-3-volume-1

So what are you waiting for, follow the link and read!

Latest Plutonium Comic #12 is included with my ink on the cover. Original sketch by the Swedish talented artist Staffan Melin and colors by Lars Johansson.

Plutonium Comics is published by Per Myrhill and is an interesting anthology filled with many of Swedens nowdays active cartoonists. To order your own copy of this comic book it can be ordered here.


Signing during Gothenburg Book Fair 2015.

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Art is one of my main interest in life, I cant say I am a historian knowing a lot about art, but I know a lot about art from a lot different perspectives. Mainly because I produce art by myself and have done so for over two, nearly three decades. I keep my interest in a lot different fields of art to provoke myself to find inspiration or to become better in my own creative process where I can find and develop new techniques. Art is so much more then its own conceptual being, for me its more then just to describe whats there to be found. But still as easy let it be done with the intention that there is.

To sad I have very few artwork documented from back in time, many of them left my hands right after being made to their own being in history, back then camera was not what I had in mind to use to document, it was too expensive and my focus was more into create new art, to improve. Luckily I still have some work of art being preserved or documented in one way or another. Hopefully I will be a bit better by time to document the working process and the result.

Art made by me is either signed Magnus”Mojo”Olsson, Magnus Olsson or just Mojo. I prefer use only Mojo when signing illustrations I have made.

A few days ago I did a quick digital drawing for the great talented US author Steve Daniels. Steve is working on his Graphic Novel “Dark Hopper” and I was very pleased to hear he would appreciate if I could make a drawing based on my own ideas with his main character Dark Hopper. So I did. Sadly I got caught by cold and the deadline was closing in, but I managed anyway to adapt Steve´s way of working with drawings. Created this little fun picture of Dark Hopper.

The drawing is made completely digital, both the sketch and the final art, I made that chocie since it seemed to be the fastest way to uphold the deadline and it was fun to work this way too. Steve´s way of working as an artist seems to me to be very spontaneous, he finds his way completing a picture by the lines given. This man is a genius with a pen. Creating a simple drawing still making it so great.

I hope you all will enjoy this little teaser of the Dark Hopper Graphic Novel, more info will probably be found here further on: http://thedarkhopper.blogspot.se/

I had the pleasure to enter the international CE Design Contest II that was taking place in Thailand earlier last year. For the contest I created a graphical character design, blister-pack design and T-shirt design for a toy. I must confess it worked out pretty good as I at least ended up as one of fifty international contenders along with fifty national contenders in Thailand. The only contender from Sweden that reached this far in that contest.

As a Christmas gift this year I recieved a thick envelope addressed to Mojo, in it was one of their unique created toys to show off how far I reached in the contest. It also show how important Swedish design are at an international level. Very selldom I join contests these days since they often is timeconsuming with only a small chance of any sort of returns, but this was just too fun opportunity to let go.

I did not win the contest neither was that my goal, so I wont share any tips on how to win a contest. But it is important to point out: Believe in what you are about to create is the same as belief in a dream. It might happen but hopefully it will be as good that you will remember it for the rest of your days. A dream of possibilities – Thats were magic happens. From an idea to an international surprise of joy.

You will probably not enjoy this post as much as I do but hopefully it can inspire you to believe in your own creativity and proceed from being a thinker to be a doer.

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