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Random
October 25, 2016, 12:31 pm
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Sketches
October 14, 2016, 11:58 am
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I’ve often said ‘I don’t sketch’ which is a lie of course. However, the sketches that appear are so messy they’re almost unreadable for anyone else than me. I call these as ‘maps’ mostly as they’re sort of guides for myself that lead to the actual image. What they show are the directions and composition in general. Rest is irrelevant at this stage. Anyway, I like they’re so often almost abstract.



Meeting Echo
August 1, 2016, 9:08 am
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My exhibition KAIKUA VASTAAN 2 / MEETING ECHO 2 opened today in Valvegalleria (Hallituskatu 7, Oulu, Finland). It consists of exactly 50 works featuring comics, prints, drawings, video & installation. Open until 1st of September, everyday 10–20 for free of course. The Oulu Comics Centre nextdoors provides good selection of books as well.



Simply Samuel!
July 5, 2016, 1:02 pm
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I’m finally about to send to printers my new graphic novel ‘Simply Samuel’. That’s a sort of sequel to earlier Samuel book and you can see its Finnish cover on left. 160 pages in colour and I can say it’s kinda different from the first Samuel – more stuff, better drawn, more rich in storytelling and more mixed in general… kind of a mash-up in many ways. I’ve worked with it four years so it’s about time to get this baby out.

The book will be released fall 2016 in France (Les requins marteaux), Spain (Aristas Martinez), Germany (Reprodukt), Norway (No Comprendo Press), Portugal (MNRG), Brazil (A Bolha Editora), Sweden (Lystring), Denmark (Forlæns) and Finland (Boing Being). There shall be an English version sometime later but let’s see…

The other cover (on right) is a new one for the 1st Samuel book ‘Walking With Samuel’. That book has been sold out for quite a long time so I drew 24 pages more, fixed things here and there and made new cover & layout. This new edition will be out in France & Belgium from La 5e Couche and from the same publishers as the new book in Finland, Denmark, Spain and Portugal.

Time to do the final moves with the layout and let the books go. After that: Holiday.



Ghosts
June 29, 2016, 4:40 pm
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3 x exhibition
June 10, 2016, 4:03 pm
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The good old, great, bold, big MÄNTTÄ ART FESTIVAL (XXI) is opening upcoming weekend. Curated by Anssi Kasitonni and it’s a must-see BLAST! The show is open 12.6–31.8. (Mänttä, Finland). Did some new works for this (installation, painting, video (that’s shot & edited by Pauli Hokkanen – cheers!)), some old stuff on display as well.

KAIKUA VASTAAN /  MEETING ECHO is my small solo show in Koskenjalka Gallery (Koskitie 43‚ Korkeakoski), my childhood surroundings. The exhibition is opening on Saturday 11.6. and present drawings, comics and books until 1st of July. The gallery is open Wed-Sun 12–18.

Finally I made it to OSLO COMICS EXPO which I heard lots of good things about. We’ve just set up Kutikuti‘s 10-year anniversary exhibition Tempora Mutantur and the show is opening in few hours. Along with Heikki we’ll have a booth with piles of stuff. Free Kuti newspapers for the fastest as well!

Over & out!



Here we go again and we go like this
May 2, 2016, 8:59 am
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