Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Long silence

Last months I've been working with my coming self-published book Koti. The book includes 16 chapters. Each of them describes one of the places I have lived and called home. Here is the work in process.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Salvaged Stories

Ka Yuk Tong's book "My Salvaged Stories" is a story of Tong's family and roots in Hong Kong. The book is available at Liefhertje en De Grote Witte Reus in the Hague or Boekie Woekie in Amsterdam.
You can look the video accompanying the book project in Vimeo. I like the way to mix the book format, drawing and storytelling in the video.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Miss Read 2011, Berlin

 Exhibition about the KW's own publications.

  Publishers' tables in the big hall

   Book exhibition going on the wall of the hall.

My blog has been a bit quiet because lately I have been working with my own artist book and it has taken all my free time. I also moved from Helsinki, Finland, to Berlin, Germany, few weeks ago.
Once I arrived here I noticed there was Miss Read happening at KW in Mitte. I spent Saturday there browsing the books and wondering everything I haven't seen before. More in the next post!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


The latest Kaleidoscope has a good article about books as art form. This is something I have been waiting for awhile. You can get a copy from Motto.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cats I Know

I happened to get copies of Kaori Mitsushima's Cats I Know zines earlier this week. Kaori's zines have personal drawing style which feels very unique and fresh to me. Drawings are strong and by looking then it's possible to see how Kaori enjoys every stroke she makes. It's also refreshing to see how well the strong drawings work in simple black and white zines.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Papier Gaché Fanzine exhibition

Papier Gaché has collected a good selection of zines for exhibition.

Salon Fanzines!
October 8-9, 2011
Médiathèque Marguerite Duras, Paris

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Anna Sailamaa: The Shepherd

Today is the book launch for Anna Sailamaa's new graphic novel "The Shepherd". The comic tells about worker class boys and their life in the North of Finland. I really admire Anna's way of drawing and her way to create characters who feel so real and honest.

You can get your copy by ordering from HuudaHuuda or contacting Anna. The book has English subtitles.