Monday, 15 December 2008

Jenni Rope in Modart magazine #19

Jenni's article & her works appear in Modart magazine,
issue #19, out in October 2008. Check it!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Jussi Karjalainen in Kuvittaja magazine.

There will be interview with Jussi Karjalainen in next
"Kuvittaja" magazine. The Magazine 4/08 will be out
around 17.12. so get your copy.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Mural spotting, part 2

People don't paint enough murals these days, do they?
Well, leave it to the Christian's to keep up this fine art form.
This no-nonsense Noah's Ark can be seen at the charity shop
Sanan Arkki ('the Ark of the Word') on Hämeentie, hidden
way back behind the used furniture. Just like they used to
paint them. Well done.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Napa Illustrations at Illustrative Zürich 2008 / Photo 1

Napa Agency's stand at Illustrative! Theme for the stand
was "chocolate", and all the illustrators made a picture to
this theme. Notice the nice pillows by Marimekko. Fabric
designed by Jenni Tuominen!

Napa Illustrations at Illustrative Zürich 2008 / Photo 2

In this photo: Jenni Rope standing in front of the fair
section of Illustrative. Napa's stand was right next to
another agency's, Taiko & Associates' stand.

Napa Illustrations at Illustrative Zürich 2008 / Photo 3

Illustrative festival & fair took place in October 2008,
in Oerlikon Zürich. In this photo: the exhibition hall.

Napa Illustrations at Illustrative Zürich 2008 / Photo 4

Nominated illustrators for the YIA (Young Illustrators award)
at Illustrative 2008. More info on the festival:

Karkkia! / Photo 1

Karkkia! exhibitions' opening party in B-galleria / Turku /
30.10.2008. In this photo: Kasper Strömman &
Jaakko Pallasvuo. Behind the guys Kaspers'
"Chocolate jungle".

Karkkia! / Photo 2

In this photo: Wall painting & prints by Ilja Karsikas.

Karkkia! / Photo 3

In this photo: B people, Hertta Kiiski, Maija Louekari
& Stella. Behind Hertta and Maija new paintings by
Jaakko Pallasvuo! Next to them "Chocolate" prints
by Napa illustrators.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Karkkia! Napa Illustrations / B-galleria Turku

Napa Illustrations exhibition in B-galleria Turku
1.11. - 23.11.2008! Opening: Friday 31.10. at 6pm,
Welcome :)

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Tuhru / International Animation Day

Tuhru starts a revolution on the International Animation Day
28th of October. The mini pixellation movie is shot in the park
by animating a group of people. Everyone is welcome to be

More info

Monday, 20 October 2008

Jenni Rope has won the first prize in YIA / Animation!!!

Jenni Rope has won the first prize of Young Illustrators Award
in the category of animation! Jenni's winning animation is called
"Kiipeilypuu". The competition was a part of Illustrative festival
in Zürich. The winners were announced on Saturday 18.10. at
the festival. Paljon onnea Jenni!!

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Illustrative 2008!

Napa Illustrations is one of the exhibitors at Illustrative
this year! Illustrative is the leading European forum for
contemporary illustration and graphic arts. Come and say
hi to us if you're in Zürich! We will be there from the 17th
untill the 26th of October. What is also great, is that Jenni Rope
and Ami Lindholm from Napa got nominated for the Young
Illustrator Award in the category of animation. Wow! Congrats!

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Save the penguin!

Valio clearly thought nobody would notice, but we can tell they
are phasing out their lovely old penguin logo! But did they really
have to drown the old one? I mean, we get the symbolism.

The new penguin sure looks very dynamic. And it pains me to say,
the kids will no doubt love it.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Taking a break

Ilja Karsikas, Christer Nuutinen and Jussi Karjalainen let go
of their pens for a moment to celebrate the one single day it
wasn't raining last summer with a cold foamer. Christer was
in fact so impressed by the taste of beer he moved to the land
which invented beer, aka Germany, shortly after this picture
was taken. There is no need for worries however, as he is still
easily available for illustrations.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

The Bride by Bedroom

Bedroom, a band from Barcelona was inspired by "The Bride",
a graphic novel by Jenni Rope, and made a song of it!
Sounds great! Thanks Albert!

Monday, 22 September 2008

Sweet Memories of Summer

A picture of our ever so radient agent Marjo, shot at the
Napa Illustrations company picnic last June. On our way
back from the chocolate factory (yes!) we roamed the eastern
suburbs of Helsinki only to stumble upon this in a mostly
empty shopping centre:

Wow. I don't know about you, but I believe this just raised
the bar what comes to murals.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

10 x (Dix fois/Kymmenen kertaa)

Terhi Ekebom and Jenni Rope were invited to draw brand new
graphic novels for a Canadian/Finnish cooperative comics
anthology called 10x (Dix fois / Kymmenen kertaa). It is
published by the Canadian publisher Studio Premières Lignes,
and is out in September 2008. The original drawings for this
book are shown in an exhibition in Helsinki from 13.9. – 31.10.,
at Ranskan kulttuurikeskus in Kaapelitehdas.
You can buy
the book at Napa Shop or at

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Royalist? Javisst!

Kasper is currently working on a proper-sized drawing for
the Helsinki Biennale at the Design Museum in October.
See y'all there!

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Sans Toit Ni Loi

Jaakko has a small book of drawings and photographs out!
You can order it here.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Kasper's annual fanzine out

Kasper's self-published annual fanzine Esteban has hit the shelves
again for the 7th year in a row. Contents include mildly amusing
comics, columns by fictional writers, book reviews and poems by
Kasper's grandmother. Available in very selected places in
Helsinki, including the Napa shop, Pitkamies and Myymala2,
once I actually get around to delivering them to these places.
Actually your best bet is to get them from the
Helsinki Comics Festival – see you there!

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Saturday, 30 August 2008


Elina & Anna of Tuhru made a paper installation at Kokoro & Moi
studio as a part of YCNlive. More pictures here.

Friday, 29 August 2008

Napa Flip Book Competition 2008

The first annual Flip Book Competition is here! The winner
flip book will be published in November 2008 by Napa Books.

All the participating flip books will take part in the exhibition
at Napa Galleria in Helsinki, November 2008. The competition
is organized by Napa Books, the jury consists of Napa Illustrators.
More info

Punainen & Herra Maiskis

Ilja työskentelee parhaillaan kahden lastenkuvakirjan parissa:

Heimo Hatakan kirjoittama "Punainen" on kirja pienen norsun
seikkailuista. Kirjan kuvitus on varsin hyvässä vaiheessa eli
suurin osa kuvista on valmiina ja kustantajakin on jo löytynyt.

Jaana Lapon kirjoittama "Herra Maiskis" kertoo 5-vuotiaan
pojan hankalasta suhteesta ruokaan. Melkein puolet kuvista
on valmiina, mutta ahkerasti täytyy tehdä töitä, että kirja
valmistuu jouluksi, kuten suunnitelmissa on.

Monday, 4 August 2008


Jaakko collaborated with Riikka Sormunen for
We=Trouble group show. This and 11 other works
by Riikka and/or Jaakko at Secret Project Robot
in Brooklyn, NY in September.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Cheap Art Party in Barcelona

Tuhru and Jaakko Pallasvuo are selling small art for peanuts
at Cheap Art Party, Barcelona. The party is a collaboration of
Duduá (Spain) and Suunnitelma B (Finland)

Sunday, 6 July 2008

We show at V1

A group show of drawings featuring work by Pauliina Mäkelä
and Jenni Rope will be shown at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen from
July 11th to August 2nd, 2008.

The show will consist of "Drawn together", a show curated by
Husk Mit Navn, and also "White noise", a show curated by
Justin B. Williams, first shown at Space 1026 in Philadelphia in 2008.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Two Jennis in WtF!

Jenni Tuominen & Jenni Rope are featured in the illustrators
issue of Welcome to Finland (WtF!) magazine. This new issue
is distributed to Russia, Germany, France, China and Korea!

Two Jennis in WtF magazine!

Jenni Tuominen & Jenni Rope featured in Welcome to Finland
(WtF!) magazine. The new issue is distributed to Russia, Germany,
France, China and Korea!

Monday, 30 June 2008

Mäntän kuvataideviikot 2008

XIII Mäntän kuvataideviikot has chosen Napa Illustrations
Agency's artists Terhi Ekebom & Christer Nuutinen among
it's artists. And Napa Books has been invited to make a book
shop at Mänttä too. You can find this car painted by
Terhi Ekebom, around the festival area! The exhibitions are
open from 15.6. until 17.8.2008.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Napa in Wallpaper!

Wallpaper issue June 2008 has a little article about Napa Gallery,
with a photo of Kati Rapia's and Jenni Rope's flip books. Featuring
Jenni's phone number.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Napa Books in New York!

Napa Books can be found at MoCCA Art Festival in New York!
The dates are June 7th-8th, at the Puck Building in lower
Manhattan. You will find also one of our illustrators Kati Rapia,
at the Finnish comics table!

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Jaakko has a new zine out on Kaugummi Books. Check it.
Also a beautiful print for Tiny Showcase here.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Welcome to the Napa illustrations blog!

This is the the new Napa Illustrations blog. Here's where
you'll find information on what all our illustrators are up to,
posted by themselves. Bienvenue!