Posts Tagged ‘Petteri Tikkanen’
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.
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.
Edited by Reija Sann
Published by The Finnish Comics Society and Huuda Huuda
Terhi Ekebom: In New Territories (originally published 2005)
Matti Hagelberg: The Poor People (originally published 2010)
Grönroos & Rantio: Mr Bear, Barbie, Hannah, Eye Drops (originally published 1998)
Pauli Kallio & Mika Lietzen: The Florist’s Lucky Day (originally published 2005)
Tarmo Koivisto: Room for Youth (originally published 1980)
Mika Lietzen: A Story from a Street (originally published 2007)
Petteri Tikkanen: Heather and One Thing (originally published 2007)
Tiitu Takalo: It’s a Wonderful life (originally published 2010)
Katja Tukiainen: Mademoiselle Good Heavens III (originally exhibited 2010)
Riitta Uusitalo: Piglet’s Kids (originally published 1996)
© Finnish Comics Society 2017