I am a PhD in Scandinavian studies, and have taught courses in Norse Myth, literature, language, and history, Scandinavian folklore and literature, Swedish language, and other subjects since filing my dissertation a few years back. Have taught at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Gustavus Adolphus College, and translated the book Heavenly Bodies by Ola Sigurdson on the theology and philosophy of the body. Also a published poet (small time still), with recent pieces in Ideomancer and Everyday Poets. I've started a blog (Vikings, Books, Etc) where I've been writing book reviews, posting pictures of vikings, and other things. Mostly work with either digital (photoshop and more recently painter) or pen brush, more often the latter recently. In addition to DeviantArt, here are my websites:
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Favourite Visual Artist
Stephanie Pui Min Law, Alan Lee, Yvonne Gilbert, Hayao Miyazaki, John Bauer, Tolkien, David Burke, Eunjung Kim, Pascal Campion, Erice Liu, many others.
Star Wars, Wes Anderson films, Miyazaki films
Favourite TV Shows
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The 77s, Phil Keaggy, Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down, Lay Low, Yo Yo Ma, Slash, Steve Vai
LOTR, Silmarillion, Earthsea, Winter of the World trilogy, The Wizard-Knight duology, Nova, Det Sällsamma Djuret från Norr, Bröderna Lejonhjärta, and many others.
JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Gene Wolfe, Ursula LeGuin, Samuel DeLany, Michael Scott Rohan, Lois MacMaster Bujold
KOTOR, Portal, Halo, Myst
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Open Canvas, Photoshop Elements, Bamboo Tablet, Brushes for iPad, ArtStudio for iPad, Sketchbook Pro for iPad
Writing (fiction and poetry), mythology & folklore (I'm a professional ;)