Torvald sometimes meets people or gets his picture taken in places that aren't part of a bigger event. This page is a collection of those images, and might be updated at any time.
While preparing for Emerald City ComiCon 2006, Torvald got friendly with the Sword of Atlantis. When Kurt Busiek took over Aquaman, he was kind enough to call me up and let me know what he had planned. As a thank you for the heads up, I made him a lovely sword to represent his new character. I presented it to him at the convention, and he proceeded to poke his fellow comic book creators with it, when his children weren't mock-decapitating their toys with it.
Torvald contemplates a snow-covered mushroom in the wilds of Bothell, Washington, after a snowstorm in November of 20006. Getting pictures of Torvald around mushrooms is often a good way of showing his size, and making him look just a little more fantastical than he already looks.
The writer Tad Williams got to meet Torvald at a book signing shortly after it was announced that Williams would be taking over the writing duties for the Aquaman comic book. Gee, I wonder what got Laura Gjovaag to go to that signing?
Bully the Little Stuffed Bull and his friend John visited the Gjovaags at their old home in Bothell in May of 2007. And here's an alternate account of the visit.
Wanting to dress up for Halloween is only natural, and Torvald could not be convinced that his natural good looks were sufficiently frightening to work as a costume. This is Torvald's personal creation, an appropriately spooky costume designed to frighten the little children and evoke terror in the hearts of men. If you should see Torvald in his costume, be sure to scream.
Eric Gjovaag has been trying to get on Jeopardy for years, and was delighted to learn that Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings was visiting a local bookstore for a signing of his new book. Torvald also could not resist going to get his picture taken.
I got called by my former employer to help her out at BrickFest 2009 in Portland, Oregon. Heading to Portland from our new home meant we could take a short stop in Maryhill, Washington to visit the World War I memorial. I got a handful of good pictures as the sun went down and darkness swallowed the view.
I honestly have no idea who took this picture of Eric and Laura Gjovaag at Emerald City Comicon 2009. It had to have been taken on Sunday, as Eric was not at the con on Saturday. And it appears to have been sent to me. If you are the person who took the image and want credit, please let me know.