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Nordicomics Youth -Camp! Thursday – Storms and Grannies

Written by Karri Lehtonen on . Posted in NC Youth BLOG

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Thursday was our last working day. We had a new guest teacher Anni Nykänen and she was giving us lecture about lettering in comics. She was also telling us what is like to be professional comic artist. We had lots of examples about Annis works and she of course introdused her Grannie character to us.

We were again many hours without electricity and for example cooking was pretty difficult. Ida left already today so there were only eight participants! We did again Broken fax machine -exercise, grilled and sang together the whole Bohemia rhapsody!

Tomorrow the camp will and we will be cleaning the place. We would rather stay here longer! Luukki has been good to us!

Todays Artists:
Leore Klösheiko
Ina Rosberg

Nordicomics Youth! Camp: Wednesday was all about panels!

Written by Karri Lehtonen on . Posted in NC Youth BLOG

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So Wednesday came, and it was Karri Laitinen’s last teaching day! He gave us a lecture about page and panel design, backgrounds, perspective and many, many other things! So the morning was filled with intensity and hard work! A massive storm also woke us in the middle of the night. Luukki was without electricity for some time and the fire alarm kept screaming loudly!

Today we also did a “broken fax machine” exercice and Karri Lehtonen was teaching the basics of the storytelling in improvisation. We had a good grill session again and now the storm is rising once more! Hope we can keep our electricity!

Tomorrow Anni Nykänen will come here, we are very exited already!

Today’s artists:
Yrtti Taivaloja / Finland
Johanne Bergill / Norway

Towards Thursday and beyond!

Nordicomics Youth! -Camp Tuesday: The day we became famous!

Written by Karri Lehtonen on . Posted in NC Youth BLOG

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Yes! Tuesday is almost behind us. Today we tried to move forward with everyone’s story as much as possible! We had also Petri Koikkalainen from Helsinki Comics Center here and he showed us his great A-exercise!

Like we say in the headline, this was the day we became famous. That’s because the Finnish Lotto programme was making a TV insert about Nordicomics Youth! We think they filmed pretty good footage of us drawing comics, fooling around and chilling on the pier! They also interviewed Maura Manninen the international coordinator!

Now we are getting ready to have a BBQ and the evening meal!

Tuesdays artists:
Julia Lipponen / Finland
Ida Neverdahl / Norway

Let’s see what Wednesday brings to the mix!

Nordicomics Youth! -camp: Monday feelings!

Written by Karri Lehtonen on . Posted in NC Youth BLOG

Today was our first whole camp day! Our theme was storytelling and teacher Karri Laitinen gave us lots of know-how on how to write a story and what kind of characters you might need init! Each Nordicomics Youth! -camp participant has their own comic project that they are working on during the week.

Now here in the blog we’ll report about our process and give you an idea what we are actually doing here in Luukki, besides comics of course! All our camp participants has a tutor pair/group and each pair/group has their own day to report.

Here-s the first groups amazing monday comic! Hope you enjoy it!

Artists:
Jedni Sörensen
Jofrid Östenstad
Sara Hernoldsson

Monday
Hooray!

Karri Lehtonen
Camp coordinator

Nordicomics and its projects are funded by Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Children's and Youth Committee – NORDBUK, and the Finnish Comics Society. All images are the copyright of their respective owners.