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I've been working for long time on stories on this 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. If I had to explain some themes I'd say it's about freedom and humanity. I basicly build up stories around 'the big questions'. It's about life yup. Samuel was indeed born in my sketchbook when I tried to create a simple chacater without facial expression and express emotions through its body language :)

SIMPLY SAMUEL

This is a silent graphic novel and a comic-form horn plenty on life and being a human. It builds up in front of the reader as a puzzle of short stories and moment-capturing images. Simply Samuel is a fragmented book that ponders our daily actions and choices and values behind those. See and experience how Samuel was born, what does he do on his leisure time, how to dance tango and how does a familiar-looking small white dog come to the picture. I tried to combine a lot of different ways of narration in this. Worked on this 2012–2016.



Simply Samuel - Fantagraphics, USA, 2017, 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Suurin piirtein Samuel
- Boing Being, Finland, 2016, 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Simplement Samuel
- Les requins marteaux , France, 2016, 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Helt enkelt Samuel
- Lystring, Sweden, 2016, 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Simplesmente Samuel
- MMMNNNRRRG, Portugal, 2016, 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Simplesmente Samuel
- A Bolha Editora, Brazil, 2016, 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Sozusagen Samuel
- Reprodukt, Germany, 2016, 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Simpelthen Samuel - No Comprendo Press, Norway, 2016, 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Simpelthen Samuel - Forlaens, Denmark, 2016, 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Simplemente Samuel
- Aristas Martinez, Spain, 2016, 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Samples:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7
Download package (26.8 Mb)

WALKING WITH SAMUEL

The first Samuel novel I worked for 2006–2008. In comparison with the more recent title this is not so free-form but is merely short-story built. The book was originally published in 2009 in Finnish, Portuguese, Swedish, German and French. After it got sold out we did 2nd edition for which I drew 24 pages more, designed the book a bit and made a new cover. This 2nd edition was released in Finnish, Portuguese, Spanish, Danish and French. During the years I did several different covers for this one.

          

     

Vandretur med Samuel
- Forlaens, Denmark, 2016, 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Paseando con Samuel
- Aristas Martinez, Spain, 2016, 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Samuelin matkassa -
Huuda Huuda 2009
/ Boing Being 2016, Finland, 140 / 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
På väg med Samuel -
Optimal Press, Sweden, 2009, 140 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Caminhando com Samuel -
MMMNNNRRRG, Portugal, 2009 / 2016, 140 / 164pages, 203 x 206 mm
Sur les pas de Samuel -
La 5e Couche, France, 2009 / 2016, 140 / 164 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Unterwegs mit Samuel
- Reprodukt, Germany, 2010, 140 pages, 203 x 206 mm
Caminhando com Samuel
- A Bolha Editora, Brazil, 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: Fantagraphics, Forlaens, Reprodukt, A Bolha Editor, Avant Verlag, Like, Aristas Martinez, Bries, MMMNNNRRRG, Timof, La 5e Couche, Petomies and Boing Being.

         
         
  THE BOOK OF HOPE      
 


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The Book 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 was released in Finland, France and Belgium (in English). The compiled final edition was released 2015 and got out in Poland, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Finland and USA; later it was released as a 5-book box in French.



Le livres de M. Espoir
- La 5e Couche, 2017, 5 book box
The Book of Hope -
Fantagraphics, 2015, 224 pages, 225 x 170 mm
Das handbuch der hoffnung - Avant Verlag, 2015, 224 pages, 225 x 170 mm
Ksiega pana nadziei - Timof, 2015, 224 pages, 225 x 170 mm
Sr. Esperanza - Aristas Martinez, 2015, 224 pages, 225 x 170 mm
Håbets bog - Forlaens, 2015, 224 pages, 225 x 170 mm
Toivon kirja - Like, 2015, 224 pages, 225 x 170 mm
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Viimeinen Toivon kirja -
Huuda Huuda 2013, 48 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Le dernier Livre de M. Espoir - La 5e Couche 2015, 48 pages, 240 x 170 mm
Samples:   1   2   3   4   5
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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
Download package (7.0 Mb)

            

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 
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  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.



Nuppuset - Petomies, 2016, 16 pages, 105 x 105 mm
Eleventh book in a series of cute books for children and adults from Petomies. This small booklet tells a touching drifter story about friendship. Everyone can join the crew, from French fries to earwax. Edition of 500.
Samples: 1   2   3
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Snake in the Nose - kuš!, 2015, 28 pages, 105 x 148 mm
Snake in the Nose is a free-flow story about an angry man alone in his flat, reminiscent of a manic, badly-drawn Scooby Doo comic. It turns into a real nightmare after just a few pages - containing full frontal and rear nudity, and bad taste in general. Some would call this humour, but that's a bit doubtful.
Samples: 1   2   3   4
Download package (2.2 Mb)



Ötzi - Huuda Huuda 2014, 56 pages, 297 x 90 mm
An edited compilation of a pretty strange strip I made for a Finnish greenish newspaper Vihreä Lanka. The main role is acted by the oldest mummy in Europe, Ötzi, who arrives to Finland to work as an au-pair. This one does not have any English subtitles, mostly because it deals with Finnish politics and daily issues. Anyway, it was fun to make for few years as I could play with different styles inside the wholesome.
Samples: 1   2   3   4
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Beating - Huuda Huuda & La 5e Couche 2013, 128 pages, 248 x 340 mm
Compilation of +200 images from 2003-2012. Mostly stuff from my sold out sketchbooks and works for fanzines, some posters etc as well. Big size and in many ways 'too much'.
Samples: 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10
Download package (38.3 Mb)



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
Download package (6.5 Mb)

     
         
         
  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.

      

Vortex 2015 - Boing Being 2015, 32 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Vortex -
Thaumatropical 2014, 32 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Compilation of sketchbook drawings from Spring-Summer 2014. It's all actually coloured later with a computer but anyway… done in one sketchbook. Half abstract. The octopus and name is stolen from Interceptor Micro's game 'Vortex Raider' that was my first one for C-64.
Note! Original Vortex limited and numbered edition of 50 pcs – 2015 version edition of 500 pcs!
Samples: 1   2   3   4   5   6
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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)