Fumetto is an annual comics festival in Luzern, Switzerland. It focuses especially on quality exhibitions and Finnish artists have often been showcased here. This year Fumetto co-operated closely with the Finnish Comics Society and Comics Center, presenting a wide scale of Finnish comics at the Pop-up Comics Center in central Luzern. We had three floors of exhibitions, workshops and of course, comic books for the festival audience to see and read.
The artists Mari Ahokoivu, Aapo Kukko, Kaisa Leka, Eeva Meltio, Hanneriina Moisseinen, Ville Ranta, Aino Sutinen and Emmi Valve were present at the nine-day festival.
Anna Sailamaa’s art in the festival exhibition at p|m Gallery.
Edited by Ville Hänninen
FINNISH COMICS ANNUAL 2011
(HUUDA HUUDA & The Finnish Comics Society, 2011)
Artists: Terhi Ekebom, Matti Hagelberg, Jyrki Heikkinen, Ina Kallis, Kati Kovács, Reijo Kärkkäinen, Jarno Latva-Nikkola, Hanneriina Moisseinen, Tommi Musturi, Pauliina Mäkelä, Jyrki Nissinen, Ville Pirinen, Aapo Rapi, Jii Roikonen, Jenni Rope, Jukka Tilsa, Marko Turunen, Riitta Uusitalo, Jari Vaara and Amanda Vähämäki
Finnish Comics Annual 2011 is a massive 300-page anthology that launches the yearly publications of the FCA series. Editor Ville Hänninen has picked 20 contemporary artists and examines in his accompanying article the peculiar worlds so often featured in Finnish comics – the worlds which are born at the cross-section of everyday reality and imagination.