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Kalle Hakkola

Director of the Finnish Comics Society, Helsinki Comics Festival and Helsinki Comics Center. Kalle is also editor, scriptwriter and a librarian.

Erlangen Comic Salon

At the beginning of June I visited the Erlangen festival in central Germany with Ville Hänninen. It is the largest festival in the German-speaking countries, and as many as 20,000 visitors bought a 10 euro ticket to the event during the weekend. The festival is held every two years. In the small town of Erlangen, the festival is visible at every street corner and you can easily bump into both well-known French artists and local small publishers in the cafés. From Finland, Anna Sailamaa, whose exhibition in Hamburg had aroused interest during the previous week, took part in the festival. The Erlangen festival feels familiar in many ways: the programme includes comics battle, cosplay, parties, signing, etc. Everything takes place on a small scale and in a friendly atmosphere. This year’s festival was also very much characterized by the European Football Championships, and the party on Saturday was naturally started by watching the match between Germany and Portugal.

Finnish comics present at Leipzig Book Fair 2012

Finnish Comics Annual 2012 launches today in Leipzig. The book will be celebrated this evening at local culture center Moritzbastei and throughout the weekend at Leipzig Book Fair. In addition to the launch, the fair will host the Comics&Comments exhibition featuring art from Finnish, Hungarian and Estonian comic artists. The Finnish artists taking part are Mari Ahokoivu, Kaisa Leka, Tommi Musturi and Ville Tietäväinen, of whom Ahokoivu will also be present at the fair. Other Finnish guests include Ville Ranta, Petteri Tikkanen, Kalle Hakkola and the editor of FCA, Reija Sann. The program will also feature live-drawing, panel discussions and workshops.

Tommi Musturi in Fumetto 2011

Tommi Musturi (FI)

Tommi Musturi is the integrative figure of Finnish comics. As an artist, he is as multifaceted in his work as he is as a cost of cialis with insurance publisher and curator. Musturi has had great impact on the aesthetics of an entire generation of artists in Finland. As a comics artist, illustrator and visual artist, he experiments with different styles in various artistic fields big mountain pharmacy canada and constantly reinvents himself. His intensity and his view of buy real viagra online an absurd but wonderful world are constants. Tommi Musturi won the cialis print ad third prize at the Fumetto competition in 2004. Now, Fumetto is giving insight into his oeuvre that is highly complex and possesses a genuine viagra strong cialis coupons presence. His comics and the visual arts are the focal points of the exhibition. www.tommimusturi.com

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Finnish Comics presented in Angoulême

Finnis comics are well presented in Angoulême Festival (27.01-30.01) Finnish Literature Fund (FILI) has a stand where the latest french editions of the finnish artists are presented. This year there is two finnish albums in the main competition Ville Ranta, L’Éxilé du Kalevala, Çà et Là 2010 and Aapo Rapi: Meti, Rackham 2010. Angoulême Festival is the european main event. Journalist Vesa
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Finnish comics in komiks.dk

Finnish comics are presented in Copenhagen 22-23.5. Komiks.dk festival will take place in Øksnehallen and at the spot will
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be nordicomics.info exhibition. There will be also a workshop with several finnish artists involved, Mari Ahokoivu, Terhi Ekebom and Christer Nuutinen. Finnish Donald Duck artist/writer will make an appearance at the Komiks.dk Festival: Kari Korhonen. Writer, artist and cartoonist Kari Korhonen has worked professionally with comics since 1992. He has been producing stories with the much loved Disney characters for the publishing house Egmont since 1993 and has, among other things, worked as writer and sometimes artist on most of the Donald Duckling stories. Korhonen has, however, worked his way through most of the Disney pantheon. He has also illustrated children’s books, created cartoons for a daily newspaper, written articles and done storyboards for adverts. More info: Komiks.dk Nordicomics.info

Moomin exhibition at Belgian Comic Strip Center

Moomin exhibition at Belgian Comic Strip Center 02.03.2010 – 29.08.2010 Tove Jansson’s Dreamworld Popularised around the world through comic strips, the Moomin series is above all a rich and sensitive body of comic strip work, created by Tove Jansson (1914-2001), an essential Finnish illustrator and author. Initially published as novels, the Moomin stories appeared as comic strips in “Ny Tid” (1947-48) and in the” London Evening News” (1954-1959). The exhibition produced by the Belgian Comic Strip Center allows visitors to discover the world of a major twentieth-century lady author, with a rich and extravagant personality, served by a refined drawing style which continues to charm her readers in more than forty countries.

Finnish comics in St. Petersburg

In September 2009 in St. Petersburg International comics festival “Boomfest” will take place for the third time . The festival which has already become traditional will envelope several exhibition and public platforms of the city at the same time – museums and galleries, shops and cafes, streets and parks – the most interesting places of the historical centre of the city. Exhibitions will last all September. The festival itself, including rich program of meetings, master classes, lectures and performances with Russian and foreign artists participation as well as comics fair will take place since September, 25 till September, 27 and will be wide audience oriented.

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