WALKING WITH SAMUEL      
 
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This is a wordless book I worked for the past three years. It came out as I wished so I'm happy. The story itself is about a ghost-like character called Samuel, a pale fellow, almost transparent to the world around him. He travels through different places and states of mind. Every act is a statement. It's about freedom and humanity. As I wrote this the book is already out besides Finnish in French, Swedish and Portuguese. I think I'll continue to do some more books with Samuel but with very different approach to him.

          

Samuelin matkassa - Huuda Huuda 2009, 140 pages, 203 x 206 mm
På väg med Samuel -
Optimal Press 2009, 140 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Caminhando com Samuel -
MMMNNNRRRG 2009, 140 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Sur les pas de Samuel -
La 5e Couche 2009, 140 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Unterwegs mit Samuel
- Reprodukt 2010, 140 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Caminhando com Samuel
- A Bolha Editora 2012, 140 pages, 200 x 200 mm
Samples:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7
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If you want to buy my books, you can do it either on Kutikuti site or order directly from the publishers: Like, Bries, La 5e Couche and Boing Being.

         
         
  THE BOOKS OF HOPE      
 


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The Books of Hope is a story of one good life and few deaths. To be more exact it is a story of an elderly couple who take a look back in their life. The set of books is five total and I've working out them one a year. It's published in Finnish (Huuda Huuda & Like), French (La 5e Couche) and English (Bries).


          

Viimeinen Toivon kirja -
Huuda Huuda 2013, 48 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Samples:   1   2   3   4   5
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NOTE! French edition coming out in April 2014!

    

Neljäs Toivon kirja -
Like 2011, 48 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Le Quart Livre de M. Espoir - La 5e Couche 2013, 48 pages, 240 x 170 mm
Samples:   1   2   3   4   5
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Uni Toivosta -
Like 2009, 48 pages, 210 x 148 mm
A Dream of Hope - Bries 2012, 48 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Le Rêve de M. Espoir - La 5e Couche 2012, 48 pages, 240 x 170 mm
Samples:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7
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The Second Book of Hope - Bries 2007, 48 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Toinen Toivon kirja -
Like 2007, 48 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Le second Livre de M. Espoir -
La 5e Couche 2007, 48 pages, 240 x 170 mm
Samples:   1   2   3   4
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The First Book of Hope - Boing Being 2005 / Bries 2007, 48 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Ensimmäinen Toivon kirja -
Like 2007, 48 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Le premier Livre de M. Espoir -
La 5e Couche 2006, 48 pages, 240 x 170 mm
Samples:   1   2   3   4 
Download package (7.7 Mb)

     
         
         
  MISC BOOKS      
 


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There are times when images just come out easily. Sometimes I decide to gather the result into a book form. Besides the work with comics I feel an urge to do something else. Here are some books that are the result.




Bolturi - Le Dernier Cri 2011, 24 pages, 200 x 200 mm
This one is done together with Pakito Bolino from LDC autumn 2011- image-mixing, silkscreened with four colours. We did this while I was staying in a residence in Alençon - think it took one week in all, to draw & to print all together!
Note! Limited edition of 200 pcs!
Samples: 1   2   3   4



Speed Gun - Le Dernier Cri 2010, 32 pages, 210 x 297 mm
Hand-made silkscreened book by French Le Dernier Cri. You really CAN'T beat the colours you get with silkscreening. This is a work I did during four months spring 2010. Tried to keep this thematically coherent, otherwise it's a mess again. What stands out is PANIC. The images here are not from the printed books, but the original artwork. To see the book, check the slideshow link below.
Note! Limited edition of 200 pcs!
Samples: 1   2   3   4   5 
Watch slideshow
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To a Stranger - Opuntia Books 2010, 44 pages, 148 x 210 mm
A collection of drawings, both new and old, mixed techniques. This one is well-edited by André Lemos. The title is stolen from Whitman.
Note! Limited edition of 100 pcs!
Samples: 1   2   3   4   5   6 
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Death To Most - Boing Being 2008, 24 pages, 105 x 148 mm
Collection of some childhood and teenage drawings. Lots of skulls. I coloured this summer 2008.
Samples: 1   2   3   4
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Moving Plastic Castles
- Boing Being 2006, 24 pages, 148 x 148 mm
Collection of drawings based on a looping dream. Drawn in the parks of Helsinki in two weeks. I call this a comic book. Every image sort of repeats the same feeling.
Samples: 1   2   3   4   5
Download package (8 Mb)



Italo Sport - Boing Being 2004, 24 pages, 210 x 90 mm
This is closest I can get to humour. I kept on drawing one strip per night for one month on sex and sports.
Samples: 1   2   3   4
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  SKETCHBOOKS      
 
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I've been putting out one small collection of my sketchbooks almost every year for some time. I noticed that most of my work are in these books and that they explain how I've ended up in something. Read: sort of maps from place to another.




The Head - Boing Being 2012, 52 pages, 105 x 148 mm
Drawn in three months Spring 2013, studies on abstract & seeing. Few pantones on coloured papers.
Samples: 1   2   3
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That Way - Boing Being 2011, 16 pages, 105 x 148 mm
Undergroundish small drawings in b/w from Spring-Summer 2011.
Samples: 1   2   3



Big Beat - Editions Humeurs 2010, 28 pages, 150 x 210 mm
Another sketchbook release. Hectic horror of western "civilization". Experiments on colour. Messy.
Note! Limited edition of 150 pcs!
Samples: 1   2   3   4 
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Concrete Floor - Boing Being 2007, 24 pages, 210 x 297 mm
Experiments on line, space and abstract. Kind of autistic, bit agressive.
Samples: 1   2   3   4   5   6
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Stand Alone and Smile - Boing Being 2006, 24 pages, 148 x 210 mm
These are mostly drawn by the sea in Benin, West Africa. I think you can see that in the forms actually.
Samples: 1   2   3   4   5
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Autiomaa Kis-Kis - Boing Being 2005, 24 pages, 148 x 210 mm
Collection from summer that I spent mostly outside in the parks and bars of Helsinki, filled two sketchbooks.
Samples: 1   2   3   4
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  GLÖMP      
 
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Glömp was an annual international anthology I edited and published 1997-2009. It was about exploring comic form. There are ten issues out, #7 and #10 still available. However, Glömp is over for me but let's see if there's someone else to continue it. The last issue titled GlömpX was an experiment on 3-dimensional comics. Besides the book we made a 10-show tour around Europe, Russia and China. The project site for more is here.

 

 
           
 
           

           

Glömp9 samples
Download Glömp9 package (12 Mb)

GlömpX website
Download GlömpX package (22 Mb)