Saturday, May 14, 2016

Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Tonight was the final in Eurovision Song Contest 2016. I didn’t watch it, and I haven’t for years – but when I was a kid my family would always watch it together. Then it was a one-evening event with a lot of fun rooting for my own country. But with semi-finals and lots of media talk I've grown tired of it and lost interest in the contest all together.

Well, this is supposed to be a Disney comics blog. I just wanted to show two Eurovision covers we had in Sweden and Norway.

Kalle Anka & Co #18-19/2016 and Donald Duck & Co #19/2016
Kalle Anka & Co #18-19/2016 and Donald Duck & Co #19/2016

The Swedish one is a parody of the two hosts Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede, while the Norwegian one is a more generic looking cover with Huey, Dewey and Louie.

Inside we have a story taking place in Stockholm and the Ericsson Globe, where Huey, Dewey and Louie are going to represent Duckburg in the contest.

In the opening panel we can see Stockholm in the background. I had my doubts about Miguel drawing every single detail in that panel, and did a quick image search for Stockholm aerial photos. And guess what I found on the Nordic Visitor Blog:

Stockholm aerial photo from the Nordic Visitor Blog
Stockholm aerial photo from the Nordic Visitor Blog

Looks like that is the image that was used, and it probably went through some Photoshop filters.

Rehearsal before the contest


  1. How long did you search for the picture?

    1. Including typing "Stockholm aerial photo" in Google seach and clicking on "Images", maybe 10-15 seconds before I spotted the right one :)

      It's one of the first images in the search result

      So it was pretty easy to find