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Aug 6, 2008

He-Man Comic Colouring Assistance

My friends know that my dream came true as a He-Fan, when I got to voice King Miro for the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon from Mike Young Productions 2002-2004 (finnish dub).

Well I have been a big fan of the He-Man comic by MVCreations and was sad when the comic and toon ended.

A great opportunity came to me, when Val Staples, the writer/colourist of He-Man comic and onwer of MVCreations contacted me to do some colour assistance on a project called "Episode 40" which is the unproduced script from He-Man cartoon, as they were doing an comic-adaption of it to go as Special Feature to the He-Man DVD Volume 3 released on August 5th.

The Comic can be found as readable PDF on the DVDs Special Features, AND if you happen to buy the DVD from Best Buy store, there will be a Printed version of the comic packed with, which is SO AWESOME.

Art by: Emiliano Santalucia
Colour (gray figures) by: Val Staples
BG Colour by: Jukka Issakainen :)

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe © 2008.

Jun 29, 2008

Bloopers of Eternia

I have started a new website. :)

"Bloopers of Eternia"

It will go over meticulously all the visual bloopers and mistakes that are in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon. The series had 130 episodes so there's lots to cover, and I hope to update the site twice a week beginning July 08. :D

Mar 28, 2008


A little story of Kikstart, the heroic side-kick character to Cougar (transforming robot not related to Transformers). Cougar will be adventuring in comics soon, with first script from the talented pen of Simon Furman.

This story is told from my own personal perspective and I admit not having all the information related, but this is what I was given to work with.

My good friend Boo was drawing models of new characters for Studio Cougar, and from what I gather these images below where the model-references given to him to build a character from.
You can see the two photos of actual product, to which character wanted to be based off, and Boo's sketches, that were approved. In the bottom-right corner is even an earlier head-version that got rejected.

Looking good so far dontcha think?

Boo drew the first version and it was sent to me to colour. I did not know at the time that also another colourist had been assigned to colour it too. I'm not even
quite sure if the other colour-version had been done long before I even started working on my version.
First version seen below is what I coloured accordingly to the model-photo I had been given and Boo was happy, as well as Studio Cougar too, initially.

Then the word came, that they wanted Boo to re-draw the front-part of Kikstart's armour and also the pelvis-area to better match the actual product, as the owner of the bike didn't like it enough.

So Boo re-drew the parts needed and added them to the drawing and I could easily make necessary changes to colours building on top of my earlier layers.
I was at this time shown Kikstart by another colourist Liam Shalloo and I was asked to make the hand-parts similar to his colour-choises, so I did.
I also was asked to add some graphics to Kikstart's helmet, based on couple photos I was provided, so I did that, eventhough I begged and pleaded Boo to draw them there, as I was only the colourist and wasn't sure my drawing on top of Boo's lines would do justice enough.

After all the needed changes Boo and I did, we were very pleased with ourselves that the character came around looking like the actual product in photos and we sent the final image to Studio Cougar where they liked our work.

However a month later I saw an Q&A of Simon Furman at Allspark-website, where they showed some of the villains that Cougar would be battling. They also showed Kikstart and it was the earlier version, with Liam's colours.

I was rather suprised by it, and when I asked why his version became the official one, I was told that in his image, were the sponsors logo "QUANTUM" on chest and feet. I had seen them in the small web-thumnail of Liam's coloured version that I received while still working on the adjustments to Kikstart and never could read them properly. I was also never asked to add the logo to Kikstart, which was also suprising, if that indeed was the biggest difference to make it official.

Heck I could have added the logo anytime they needed.

But they never asked.

Hope you enjoyed this little tale of high adventure.

Mar 22, 2008

Retro Superman

A retro-styled Superman drawn by Charles Holbert who has a great Deviant-Gallery

Gave it some quickie-colours and am exclusively showing it in my blog. ;)

Feb 1, 2008

Jukka on MySpace and IMDB

I was pretty happy with an website of my own, but later, I
wanted an Deviant-Page, then I needed an Blog-page....and
the list just keeps on growing for some reason.

These are the latest places where I've stumbled upon

Jukka at MySpace

Jukka at IMDB

Jukka at ComicBook DataBase



Cougar Lithograph Poster
Art by Jeremy Tiongson (visit his DA-page)
Colour by me

Featured on Simon Furman's Blog. :)

and and older post with also
Cougar-on-computer which I coloured.

Jul 18, 2007

Cereal:Geek : : The Blog

Just want to Pimp out my main man James Eatock's upcoming animation-magazine Cereal:Geek Issue #2 and a new fun way to keep track of it, and all future releases of the magazine from Cereal:Geek's own blog-site located at -> cerealgeek.blogspot.com

Been working for the second issue and I hear there are lot of great talents in the mix, so it's gonna be a doozey! :D

May 28, 2007

"Tree of Woe" -Art Jam

My contribution to "Practise Makes Perfect" -Art Jam. :)

The Tree of Woe... I never have time to just doodle on my own for fun, only for commissions nowdays. This was a fun little thing to scribble during my 30min lunch-break at work.

Kept things rather simple, since the focus is on the expression, which came out a bit uneven in my opinion.

Anyways...it was fun and looking forward to next artjam. :)

click on image to enlargen it.

May 15, 2007

Queen Angella & Duncan

A picture of Queen Angella meeting Duncan.
Very simple image, but it does showcase my two styles....sorta.

Angella is done with loose sketchy-manner, which was my style early in my day, and Duncan is pencilled tightly in a pristine-manner, with no line-weight variations, almost like an animation-cel.

Queen Angella's re-design by Nathan Baertsch.

(click image for larger view)

May 11, 2007

Cammy in Filmation style

Thought I'd draw Cammy from Street Fighter II in a western style animation, and Filmation came to mind immediatly. :)

Any suggestions who I should draw next? Chun-Li?