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!

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 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)

August 17, 2021, 10:30 am
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Future#7 is now available for orders. There are three issues to go after this and the series is complete. The storylines are getting bit twisted so stay tuned for surprises.

This costs 6€ shipped worldwide and you can as well subscribe to the whole 10-issue series (60€). Just mail me.

I’ll update later on the retailers who have this available – if you bought older issues in your local store you’ll most probably find this there bit later as well.

Cracking / Future#7

The printers just gave birth to these two:

CRACKING is a 132-page picture book collecting my drawings, sketchbooks, illustrations, paintings, pixels +++ from the past ten years. Big size full colour burst with ca. 200 images. Includes an article ‘Emptiness to emptiness’ that collects my thoughts on working on the borderlands of art. Thanks to everyone who’ve helped and worked with the book – there are numerous of you. I started to work on the book ca. 18 months ago so this has been a mid-length marathon. Happy to have this out.

FUTURE#7 is Future: rich getting poor, cities decayin into dust, earth rotating still, life ending mostly, diamonds melting, future hardons and all that. After this there are three issues to go which I’ll try to get all out during 2022.

Get these both (including shipping) for 30€ in Finland, 40€ in EU and 50€ in the rest of the world. Or if you want just Future that’s 6€ worldwide incl. shipping (subscription to all 10 issues 60€). Note that I’m selling the Finnish edition of Cracking meaning the article and liner notes are in Finnish. It’s 97% just images though.

With Cracking I encourage you strongly to support your local dealers. The book is or will be out soon in seven languages:

Portuguese: Chili Com Carne / Tinta nos Nervos
Danish: Cult Pump
English: Fantagraphics Books
Italian: Fortepressa / D’Editore
French: La 5e Couche
Swedish: Lystring
Finnish: Zum Teufel


Pod cast in iron
June 14, 2021, 1:57 pm
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Mikko Levón visited the village of Siuro last week and we spent the early morning hours chatting on this and that in our dear old Koski-Baari. You can listen the talk from the ‘Levonille lasken luojani’ -podcast #170. Sorry, this is only available in Finnish. Meanwhile, you can as well listen to it as alien birds singing.

The Thick Book of Kuti – Exhibition
June 9, 2021, 8:33 am
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We’re having a relatively big exhibition of Kutikuti in Haihara Art Centre (Tampere, Finland). The show includes around 100 works from more than 20 Finnish contemporary comic artists. It’s free to enter and open until 28th of June 2021. Go and see if you’re around! Poster image by Esko Heikkilä.

Thanks to Tampere City and The Arts Promotion Centre of Finland!

September 16, 2020, 8:40 am
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Happy to announce that the DIGI-KUTI (#57) is officially out. That’s the autumn 2020 issue presenting adventures into the forms of digital narration. After few years break I managed to edit this one.

Featured artists: Benjamin Bergman (FI), Bogomil Bratoev (BG), Roope Eronen (FI), Esko Heikkilä (FI), Tero Heikkinen (FI), Jellica (UK), Tim Koch (AU), Tiina Lehikoinen (FI), Ilan Manouach & Yannis Siglidis (GR), Raquel Meyers (ES), Tommi Musturi (FI), and Joonas Rinta-Kanto (FI).

Read online or download.

Along the magazine we’ve built up The Digi-Kuti Exhibition that is open until 30th of September 2020.

FYI: to able to release Kuti for all of you we need subscribers. One year (4 issues) costs 14 € in Finland and 22 € anyplace else. Subscribe to Kuti.