A first-timer’s view of SPX

Kulturhuset’s Hörsalen teeming with comics creators and enthusiasts alike

As better cialis or viagra an initiation to the scene of comics festivals abroad, I sent myself out on an information gathering assignment to the 14th Stockholm International Comics Festival, or SPX as it is known to friends. My Saturday excursion proved two things: one, I make a lousy spy, and two, SPX is a definite gem pharmacy in canada among Nordic comic events. Held smack in the middle of Stockholm at Kulturhuset’s comics library Serieteket, the main event of SPX was naturally the the comics fair. Both the publishers’ and the fanzine sides were filled to brim all weekend, and the day saw many international book launches such as Ulli Lust’s Idag är sista dagen på resten av ditt liv and Posy Simmonds’ Tamara Drew.

Ulli Lust (on the right) in interview

One of the this year’s themes was the combination of comics and music. At the Serieteket half life of viagra floor, comic india cialis artists-cum-DJ’s spinned records all day long, and Saturday saw Ville Ranta hold a Comics in Concert event with musicians Aleksi Ranta och Niko Kumpuvaara, with a guest appearance by Swedish artist Elin Fahlstedt.

Tango for Kristiina: Ville Ranta http://realviagraforsale-rxonline.com/ setting music to images

Much of the festival was centered around the memory of its and Serieteket’s founder, Kristiina Kolehmainen, who sadly passed away in March this year. Friends gathered on Friday at an evening memorial to unveil an exhibition where comic artists from all over the world had made small unique portraits of Kristiina. The resulting display of love could not help but move. As SPX 2012 was the last festival organized by Kristiina, much was talked about how the future would look without her. Whatever changes might be in store for the festival, consensus among SPX organizors and guests was definite on one thing: Kristiina’s real viagra online legacy and groundwork of nearly two decades will not be given up without a fight.

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Maura Manninen

Maura Manninen is a comics artist and International Coordinator at the Finnish Comics Society.
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