...although this is more strip than card, all Fin and no glish. The two characters shown are Pallo-Poika and Haju-Hemmo, whose reason and meaning are explained in the original Finglish birthday card and accompanying post.
Translations: Rannalla - at the beach; haukotus - yawn; EI SAA!! - literally, NO CAN!! but roughly NO, YOU CAN'T DO THAT!! or NO, STOP!! in a telling off kind of way (which I thought the energetic young lad whose birthday it is might be familiar with and appreciate).
I'm sorry I've been absent from this and other blogs for the last week or so. Guests have kept me from making art and spending much time online and what time I have had online has been spent hiding away at flickr. On top of that I've been sinking like a ton of lead, perhaps for the whole summer so far but more definitely and determinedly over the last week. I suppose it could be just birthdays which have always kicked the stuffing out of me. Well, after the age-of-toys-and-other-innocent-delights anyway. On top of everything my spacebar is either sticking or not working at all which makes typing really fucking difficult (I left that stick in just to show what I'm on about although now that I've just previewd itI cansee that the lovely helpful blogger editor hasobliterated all superfluous spaces. But not added theomitted ones...).
I will be similarly absent from this and other blogs for the next week or so while away doing my last stint of dad of the summer. See you all in September.