Tommi Musturi

Signing @ Lambiek
May 30, 2023, 4:55 pm
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I’ll be signing my books at the GREAT Lambiek comic store in Amsterdam, Holland June the 1st starting 4PM. See you there!

Stripburger & CBA
April 3, 2023, 11:19 am
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Got recently featured in these two great publications – Stripburger(#80) from Slovenia and CBA(#59) from Sweden – both SB and CBA have been around about the same period I’ve been working with comics – 20–30 years. It’s good to see they’re stubbornly continuing (like I as well). SB features as well a lengthy interview with our Kutikuti posse.

Get your copies from Stripburger and CBKComics.

The End of The Future

So it is done. I created the first script draft +10 years ago and been drawing this the past five years. Ending something like this is usually difficult and this case was no different. Anyway, glad it’s done and happy how it came out. It’s been truly a great ride – as Future does not stick to any style in visuals or narration I’ve been able to try out different things and learn on the way. Learnt a lot indeed. However, this was a massive project for me and at the moment my thoughts are ‘never again’. Let’s see if that actually happens.

The last 10th magazine of Future is here and sent to subscribers and retailers today. You can order this from me as well so message me if you need a copy. All the previous issues still available, whole 10-mag set for 60€ postpaid worldwide.

Retailers where you can get this sooner or bit later:

All the Problems in the World (GER)
Analph (SUI)
Atomic Books (US)
Birdcage Bottom Books (US)
Chili Com Carne (POR)
Cult Pump (DEN)
Desert Island (US)
Domino Books (US)
Fantagraphics Store (US)
Floating World (US)
Fortepressa (ITA)
Laitapuoti / Galleria Rajatila (FIN)
Gosh (UK)
La 5e Couche (BEL)
Lambiek (NED)
Laukontorin antikva (FIN)
Librairie HumuS (SUI)
Neoglyphic Media (US)
Push My Buttons (SWE)
Quimby’s Bookstore (US)
Risma (ITA)
Rotopol Press (GER)
Sticky Institute (AUS)
Turun sarjakuvakauppa (FIN)


November 29, 2022, 7:53 pm
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If you’ve followed my work you prolly know I’ve been involved with demoscene since I was a kid. Basically I learned to draw first on Commodore 64 and later bit on paper too. Anyway, this old machine has remained as a hobby for me since then and I’m still making demos with my old group Extend – some of its members I’ve known since 80s. That’s something!

Anyway, we released recently a demo called Skybox that’s purely made with the original character set (PETSCII) of C64. Below here some of the graphics done for it.

To see the actual demo you may download the file and run it on your original machine or emulator OR if you’re lazy just watch it in YouTube.

November 28, 2022, 10:49 am
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My book Cracking is represented with some prints at the Booked 2022 artists book exhibition in Helsinki. The show is open in MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre at Cable Factory (Tallberginkatu 1 C, Helsinki) from 26th of November untl 18th of December 2022. Kutikuti is also present with a bunch of risograph zines.

From MUU Gallery’s press:

BOOKED 2022 is an exhibition devoted to books made by artists, conceptual literature and text-based artworks that is organized by MUU, Finland’s interdisciplinary art association. The exhibition will present over 200 artworks, artist books and publications from Finland, the Nordic countries and elsewhere.

The newly released ‘Seed Vault’—a collaboration between artist Vibeke Luther O’Rourke (NO) and poet Steiner Opstad (NO)—invites us to contemplate earthly and ethereal utopias. You can also survey digital history through the lens of imagined future technologies. The compilation ‘The Computer as Seen at the End of the Human Age’ presents works by fifteen artists that look at this history from this perspective.

Or immerse yourself in the very personal realm of artist sketchbooks. Several video interviews with artists Elisa Alaluusua’s (FI/UK) series ‘Sketchbooks’ bring us closer to how artists— professionals such as photographer Elina Brotherus (FI/FR) and sculptor Nigel Hal (UK)—develop their ideas. Alternatively, Michal Czinege’s (SK/FI) multi-tiered table enables viewers to explore his studies in a physical way.

Books documenting travel experiences will expose you to nearby and far away locales. Just take a look at Niina Pietarinen (FI) and Mira Vornanen’s (FI) ‘Retkella – kevät / On a trip – spring’ collaboration, or Niko Tampio’s (FI) Seoul Journal. This publication not only focuses on graffiti in the capital of South Korea, but also paints a picture of the street life experienced by the artist.

BOOKED 2022 is also presenting works by:
Liisa Ahlfors (FI), Susanna Autio (FI), Duncan Butt Juvonen (UK/FI), Valentina Gelain (IT/FI), Francisco Gonzales Commacho (ES/FI), Tiina Heiska (FI), Sirpa Häkli (FI), Susanna Kesänen (FI), Kastehelmi Korpijaakko (FI), Hilla Kurki (FI), Tuomas Kärkkäinen (FI), Lanka Palaa (Linnea Saarits & Vilja Joensuu) (FI), Antonio Junior Luzano (CA/FI), Tommi Musturi (FI), Ciara Quilty-Harper (UK/ES), Caroline Pajusaar (EE), Paula Roush (PO/UK), Ennisofia Salmela Flores (AR/FI), Lorenzo Servi (IT/FI), Mats Johan Soosaar (EE), Leda Vaneva (BG/FI), Sheung Yiu (HK/FI), Yujie Zhou (CN/FI) + many more…

Represented organizations and small presses include:
Bokeh Editions (FI), Codex Polaris (NO), Crow Press (NO), EKA-Estonian Art Academy (EE), Khaos Publishing (FI), Kuš! (LV), Kutikuti (FI), Nurkka Kustannus (FI), Osuuskunta Poesie (FI), Rikhardinkatu kirjasto (FI), Rojal (SE), Texst (NO), Utu Press (FI)

November 23, 2022, 2:59 pm
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The contemporary comics collective KUTIKUTI would need some help to keep on doing what it does. Costs have gone higher in every direction. To make things better KK has just launched an X-mas Fundraiser. It gathers together four packages of art an publications:

1) A package of fifteen different 16-page risograph fanzines 50 €
2) KUTI magazine subscription and ten random older magazines 30 €
3) The Thick Book of Kuti (480 pages) and a random A4 risograph poster 50 €
4) Two different random screen prints in 420 x 600 mm size 50 €

So, if you’re looking for X-mas gift for someone special or would like to help in general, order some of these in HERE.

The funraiser is on for ONE WEEK so please act quickly.

On Pixel Graphics and more…
November 22, 2022, 12:46 pm
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Thanks to YLEn Aamu for the invitation to talk a bit on pixel graphics, our Pixeled Years -exhibition and demoscene in general and thanks to Mikko for being an understanding host. Squeezing at least something understandable (out of very specific underground cultures) into just 10 minutes is difficult – I’ve mostly spent 1–2 hours talking on just one of the themes discussed here. Anyway, such a joy that our national broadcasting company takes nonknown themes into their stream of content.

Click the image to get to the clip (sorry: it’s all in Finnish).


Living The Line / Interview & Overview
November 14, 2022, 9:09 am
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Thanks to Carson and Living The Line for the long interview that went online last weekend:

Together with it there’s an ‘Artist Overview’ that takes a look at my work from fanzines to early books and to current project ‘Future’:

ZOO 2022
November 8, 2022, 6:01 pm
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Couple of images I did for our ZOO 2022 demoscene event. These are both made for Commodore 64, the other one is PETSCII using the 256 character set with one global colour (dark grey) and one chaning colour for each 8 x 8 px char. The other one is more developed mode QCH (quarter char hires) that allows to use two colours for each 8 x 2 px block in resolution of 320 x 200 px. C64 has a fixed palette of 16 colours in total.

If you want to try out these on your breadbox or emulator, you can find the PRG-files in here and here.

Down below some workstage animations just to show how these were made. Handmade TM.

Check out all the great 158 entries of ZOO 2022.

November 7, 2022, 10:41 am
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Did this flowery design for VIMMA and it ended up in the new (and already almost soldout) Sydänpeto / Heartbeast -collection. Heartbeast is the new movie by Aino Suni and you can see the trailer in HERE.