Poet and comic artist Jyrki Heikkinen (born in 1958) has published four graphic novels/collections and a raft of small-scale self-published works. Heikkinen is a very productive artist who depicts people at their barest: as simple creatures humbled by the tumult of the world. His graphic novel Punajäkälä (2005) describes a desperate battle against memory loss and piano tuners in a mystical and emptied Northern Finland.
Most recently, Heikkinen has published two volumes of his latest interest, visual poetry. His amazingly colorful stories are unique combinations of poetry and comic narrative. Heikkinen has published four books as a poet as well and can therefore mix poetry and visual elements in a very interesting, almost revolutionary way.
Leijonan veri velvoittaa (2012)
Apua on tulossa (2010)
Kiitosvirret + ylistyslaulut (2008)
Tohtori Futuro (2007)
Tsirnam bai (1999)
Le Lichen Rouge (2008)