DUNCE is a comic about a guy not totally unlike myself, trying to make it far up north, in Tromsø (Norway).
My comic Dunce has been running in Norwegian newspapers since January 2017.
The first four Dunce-collections are available in my webshop, see www.jensk.no. The fifth Dunce-zine will have a Kickstarter-campaign running winter/spring 2019.
Buy Dunce and other self-published comics at www.jensk.no
"Affectionate, heart-warming and most importantly funny (...) Made me laugh out loud, something comics rarely do"
Splank (Comics blog, UK)
"This book is an enrichment! Funny, hilarious."
Comicreview (German podcast)
"One of the smartest and most original Norwegian cartoons that has debuted in recent times."
Serienett.no (Norwegian comics blog)
"Like Watterson or Thompson, Styve’s simplified drawings are enhanced by his skillful use of traditional media."
Dunce is available to read/follow here:
A 28 page comic book about love, death and the ocean.
That winter, an old punk song popped into my head and stayed for a while. I don’t know why, I hadn’t been listening to it for years. It was the song Cabin Fever by Nick Cave. Eventually, I searched it up, listened to the lyrics, and a story idea started to take shape. Later on, after reading a comic called Ink by Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, some visual ideas joined in with the story idea and it all turned into this comic.
Death summons representatives from all walks of life,
tempting them to dance along to the grave.
I've been thinking about this for a while: I want to do a comic book/zine that is non-linear, based most of all on the plain craft of drawing. The result is this little project called Danse Macabre, a 28 pages comic book, where Death travels geographically, back/forth in time, and between different layers of society. It's a celebration of human vitality and also (as the traditional Danse Macabre) a reminder of the fragility of life.