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Sleepy Head

Sleepy Head

On National Sleepy Head Day the last person sleeping in the house could be woken up by being thrown into a lake.

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Thanks to Julia for the suggestion.
Written by Dayvi.
Illustrated by Jenny.

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27th of July

Walking the thin line

Walking the thin line

I've been watching a lot of videos by Americans in Scandinavian countries, and something they often bring up is that Scandinavians rarely jaywalk.The Americans then jaywalk less too because they're afraid Scandinavians know something they don't.

The reason is simple though; pedestrians and drivers have an unofficial agreement to follow the rules.
"I don't jaywalk and in return please respect the traffic lights"

And it really is smartest to follow the traffic laws in Scandinavia because the drivers aren't used to people crossing the street at random and therefore aren't prepared for it. However, they're usually pretty good at letting pedestrians cross even if there aren't any traffic lights nearby.

And also the bikes. Tourists are never prepared for the bikes.

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26th of July
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Eurovision 2016

Eurovision 2016

As per tradition, here's the yearly Eurovision comic.

This Eurovision had a lot of firsts: Australia became an official participant despite preforming last year, the show was shown on American TV, an American preformed, and not a single Nordic country made it to the finals except Sweden because they were hosting the show.

I actually hope America joins Eurovision some day because they'd be the most amazing drama queens every time they lost, and nothing says Eurovision like drama.

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17th of May

The Exorcism

The Exorcism

Brother Finland you came here to find peace. You need to stop this.

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12th of April

Nordic Cuisine

Nordic Cuisine

There was a joke here about Norwegian food being bland and Norway making a cake out of wood, but then Sister Sweden happened.

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1st of March
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Two ways about it

Two ways about it

Finns are always talking about how much the cold doesn't bother them, while Russians refuse fuck around with it.

I once traveled in the winter with a group of friends. Most of us were just wearing a winter jacket, but the one Russian wore no less than two woolen sweaters and two thick jackets, wrapped a scarf around his head and put a hat on top.

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6th of January

The joy of giving

The joy of giving

It hasn't happened yet, but Norway is thinking of giving Finland one of their mountains for Finland's 100th anniversary of independence.

In Norway they celebrate their independence every year with a big party so it's no wonder they want to make Finland's independence day special too.

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22nd of December

A Big F You

A Big F You

Denmark really did put Greenland through a lot of shit and fucked everything up like you wouldn't believe, and today Greenland has the highest number of suicides of any country (They weren't on the list for a long time because they were counted as part of Denmark).

The girl at the end is Sami (I know, I keep changing her design, but I think I'm finally happy with it) the indigenous people of Scandinavia. They were horribly treated by Sweden and Norway and, like Greenlanders, are still subjected to ridicule, so it's no wonder they didn't adopt the Scandinavian Cross either.

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24th of November

Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015

Once again Halloween is upon us, and I'll never pass up an opportunity to draw these guys in costumes.

Denmark's costume is a reference to last week's comic.

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28th of October

Small Talk

Small Talk

Every time I make a comic about Finnish saunas I'm told it's a running joke in Finland that Finns only make small talk in saunas.

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5th of May