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