Posts Tagged ‘Mari Ahokoivu’

Finnish Comics @ Fumetto

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.

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Stichprobe exhibition in Berlin and Finnish comics going to Germany

The Finnish Comics Society brings its culture export and collaboration events to Germany and Europe’s German-speaking countries. The series of events beginning this autumn culminates in October 2014 at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Finland is the official theme country. Germany is also the theme country of the Helsinki Comics Festival 2014. – There are many interesting things going on in Germany at the moment. Comics in general are booming, the field is expanding and the sales growing. Even the most marginal of things can grow to big proportions at such a broad language area, tells Kalle Hakkola, director of the Finnish Comics Society. – Even though the German comics culture is still light years away from French speaking Europe, the gap is constantly narrowing. Interesting new things are being created, and there is no such historic baggage in the comics culture as in the French-speaking world. Marko Turunen

La bande dessinée finlandaise 2013

Artists: Mari AhokoivuMaria BjörklundTerhi EkebomAnnukka LeppänenHanneriina MoisseinenReetta NiemensivuTiina PystynenKati RapiaAnna SailamaaTiitu TakaloKatja TukiainenRiitta UusitaloAmanda Vähämäki La bande dessinée finlandaise 2013, edited by  Johanna Rojola et Kalle Hakkola, is a joint publication of the Finnish Comics Society and Rackham. It is the third part of the Finnish Comics Annual series. Translation from Finnish by Jean-Michel Kalmbach, Kirsi Kinnunen, Lucie Labreuille and Claire Saint-Germain. Proofreading by Anne Cavarroc and Kirsi Kinnunen. Graphic layout by Heidi Salminen. Thanks to Johan Brandstedt, Ville Manninen, Tommi Musturi, Pirita Paananen, Aino Sutinen and Janne Vainio. This work is published with the help of FILI (Finnish Literature Exchange) and the Ministry of Education and Culture.   Le Finnish Comics Annual 2013, publié sous la direction de  Johanna Rojola et Kalle Hakkola, est une coédition entre  le Finnish Comics Society et Rackham. Traduit du finnois par Jean-Michel Kalmbach, Kirsi Kinnunen, Lucie Labreuille et Claire Saint-Germain. Relecture des traductions par Anne Cavarroc et Kirsi Kinnunen. Conception graphique de Heidi Salminen. © 2013 Finnish Comics Society et Rackham Dépôt légal : Premier trimestre 2013 Merci à Johan Brandstedt, Ville Manninen, Tommi Musturi, Pirita Paananen, Aino Sutinen et Janne Vainio. Cet ouvrage est publié avec l’aide du FILI (Finnish Literature Exchange), et du Ministère de l’Education et de la Culture. ISBN 978-2-87827-155-3 ISSN 2323-3109

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.

Finnish comics in the MoCCA festival!

Finnish comics and artists will be present in the MoCCA comics festival next weekend (10th-11th April) in New York. You have a change to get to know work of five artists (and maybe meet them): Tommi Musturi, Anna Sailamaa, Kaisa Leka, Kaija Papu and Mari Ahokoivu. Finnish journalist Ville Hänninen will also be talking about Finnish art & indie comics in panel discussion “A Scandinavian Comics Primer” on Sunday (3.15 PM).
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