Tommi Musturi


SOLRAD / BD AIX
July 8, 2020, 8:53 am
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At this very moment I’m finalizing the last pages of 5th issue of my FUTURE comic. While it’s going to printers next week, there is an online interview by Nicholas Burman for the new SOLRAD website – a lengthy conversation where I explain bit more on the project, its background, aims and approaches, amongst everything else.

The photo here (and in the beginning of the article) is from my new studio in Siuro, a countryside village we moved to +year ago. The excellent French festival BD Aix has (an excellent) serie of photo reportages presenting ateliers of wild bunch of contemporary comic artists. To see more you may find some photos from this new space I’m totally happy to work in from the BD Aix’s site.



Pandora & Sticky Zine


These two rascals just got out:

Pandora vol. 5 is a thick close to 300-page book in colour from Casterman in France. The series present the new waves of comics from all around, focusing on short stories and diversity of works and artists. That’s a cheapo book (19€) as well containing a lot of good stuff. I’ve got in a Samuel 6-pager.

Sticky Zine is a skateboarding zine for ‘the old and clumsy’. Comes with ‘The Best of Pikakassa’ 7″ flex, poster and stickers. 32 pages featuring: Mato, Raw Rodgers, Pikakassa, Sticky Sounds Club, Olarin Panimo, @gskatecrew, Megabox Plans and my interview. Get it from Sticky Dudes for 10€ + shipping. FYI: the zine is in Finnish.



Future#4 out!
February 19, 2020, 3:44 pm
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The 4th issue of my 10-mag serie FUTURE was released last weekend at Å-Fest in Porvoo, Finland. Some samples attached here.

This one presents the bohemian artist collective gone underground while art has been made illegal. Meanwhile, read what an angry AI would like to do with you, how are the sounds of today and what’s happening some thousands of years from this moment inside that giant plastic bag that’s somewhere up there in thermosphere. Also more explanations on the dream town Centra and its citizens.

If you desire for a copy, that’s 5€ including shipping. 50€ for all 10 issues. Just paypal to tommi@boingbeing.com and mail me. #5 should be out late August.



Å-Fest 2020
February 1, 2020, 3:26 pm
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Å-Fest 2020 will be held 15th of February in Porvoo, Finland. This is a poster image I did for the festival. Besides that I’ll be present with an exhibition, a lecture and sales booth with a lot of stuff – Future#4 as well if it gets of the printing house in time. The lecture will focus on ‘exceptions in storytelling’. I’ll be showing tons of my own works and explaining in details how ‘the flow’ is built (and broken). Kutikuti will also be present with works in exhibitions & talk on the recent GIANT anthology (Jätti-Kuti / The Thick Book of Kuti). See you there!



The Thick Book of Kuti
January 30, 2020, 12:05 pm
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Please get hold of ‘Jätti-Kuti’ (that’s ‘The Thick Book of Kuti’ in English) – This one is a blast of an anthology on contemporary comics worldwide. Featuring 480 pages in colour, big size (22 x 31 cm) with 174 authors inside, released by our collective Kutikuti. Comes with English subtitles. Edited by Heikki Rönkkö and Tuomas Tiainen it collects material from the +50 magazines long history of Kuti newspaper. Features lots of new stuff as well. In all it’s a book that you won’t be able to read at once. Only 500 pcs made so be fast to get your copy.

Though this might sound merely advertising I can honestly say this book is great and it will landmark an era.

More info in here.

ORDER IT!



Two New Anthologies
October 9, 2019, 10:49 am
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These two anthologies got just out. In away they both work very closely on the visual world:

‘Bibi avait tout prévu’ is a comic anthology of kind of abstract variations of popular comic Bibi Fricotin. My contribution to it below here. Get this 44-page book with 42 artists inside for 12€ from l’Égouttoir.

‘I Dream Of A Forest’ is an anthology of four Nordic visual poets. I had the privilege to supply the cover image along some abstract material for the insides. This book will be released upcoming weekend at Nordic Poetry Festival in London. That’s held 11th–17th of October. Along the book I will be performing with live drawing on Friday at Burley Fisher Bookshop (near Dalston, doors open 7pm) and Saturday with my wife Tiina (who reads her poetry) at Rich Mix (East London, near Liverpool St tubes, doors open 7.30pm). There’s also an exhibition of Nordic visual poetry in Burley Fisher store.

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Future Retailers
September 26, 2019, 9:46 am
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FUTURE issues #1–3 now or soon available from the following great places on earth:

Analph (SUI)
Atomic Books (USA)
Chicago Comics (USA)
Drawn & Quarterly Store (CAN)
Fantagraphics Store (USA)
Fatbottom Books (ESP)
Floating World Comics (USA)
Fortepressa (ITA)
GOSH! Comics (UK)
Quimby’s (USA)
La 5e Couche (BEL)
Le Monte en l’Air (FRA)
Lambiek (NED)
Laukontorin antikva (FIN)
Sticky Institute (AUS)
Strips & Stories (GER)
Turun sarjakuvakaupat (FIN)

Support!

More retailers coming soon. Seven issues to go, stay tuned.



The Anthology of Mind
August 7, 2019, 4:54 pm
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It’s weird how the things one has been working with past year get suddenly released almost simultaneously.

So… yesterday got out ‘The Anthology of Mind‘ that’s the English edition of Finnish original ‘Mielen antologia’. That’s a collection of comic short stories from past twenty years. A load of different things and styles as well, with an article that explains bit the background and my aims with that. What it also explains is my current project ‘Future’. One might recognize bit similar approach in AOM’s cover with Future#3’s one. These both got released almost the same day indeed.

Anyway, get your copy of AOM directly from Fantagraphics Books or local retailers.



Future#3
August 2, 2019, 7:29 am
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FINALLY this is out. Future#3 is something that should’ve been released a while ago already but due moving our flat & breaking my back I had to slow down a bit. Anyway, now it’s here and I’m very happy how it looks and how the stories came out.

If you’re not aware what this is about, briefly: this is a weird science fiction epic that’s published as a serie of 10 magazines. The wholesome kinda wraps its reader inside a confusing net of stories that happen on several time levels and locations throughout the universe.

This third issue continues the storylines that started in the two previous ones adding new twists & turns and densing the net. One can read what happens on earth after few thousand years have passed, what belongs to daily routines of The Lady running the world few decades from this moment, what are the plans of worldwide artificial intelligence IDA and what might the lost city of Centra look like.

I’m using lots of different visual and narrative styles inside one wholesome. This is sort of result from ‘The Lab’ I’ve practised for years already.

You may order this directly from me for 5€ (includes shipping).



Two new publications
July 31, 2019, 12:01 pm
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Went to the garden and look what I found!

These two rascals are getting released on Friday at the exhibition opening in MUU Gallery (Helsinki).

3th issue of ‘Future’ is something that should’ve been released already some time ago. Anyway, now it’s here and I’m more than happy how it came out.

‘Unlimited Lives’ is a 24-page floppy abstract burst in big size (25 x 35 cm) & two colours. All new material, tied to the exhibition in a way. Limited edition of 300 pcs.

If you won’t get to the opening & release party, you may order these directly from me.

Future#3 costs 5 euros (issues #1 and #2 available for same price, includes shipping), Unlimited Lives is 10€ (+ shipping).

I’ll post some material of the contents soonish…

PS. Future subcscribers will get their mags in post shortly (all 10 issues = 50€)!