After nearly ten years of calling Brooklyn his home, James J. Turek (b. 1973) bought a van from his friend, packed his earthly possessions and dog in it and headed back to his hometown in Florida. In 2010 he came to Leipzig, Germany for a visit, but got caught in a bear trap and never left. His brother kept the dog, sold the van and James’ junk still collects dust in his garage.
Nuka K. Godtfredsen (b. 1970) is a comic artist, graphic designer and illustrator. His main works are the archaeological comic albums Andala Misigisarpassuilu I and I that document life in Greenland in pre-historic times. He has also designed stamps for the island’s national post office. Since graduating from Aalborg University in 1995, Godtfredsen worked mainly as a freelancer before settling in 2007 at SILA, the Center of Research in Greenland maintained by the national museums of Copenhagen and Nuuk.
Josefin Svenske (b. 1984) is a full-time comic artist and co-founder of Kolik Förlag, one of the most diverse quality comics publishers in Sweden. In her own works, Svenske is interested in the documentary aspects of comics and in making new discoveries even from repetitive events in everyday life. Her comics have been published in the Swedish comics anthologies and magazines Galago, Utopi and Tivoli and in the comics journal Bild & Bubbla. Svenske is also one of the main teachers at the internationally renowned Kvarnby Comics School in Malmö.
Nordicomics Baltic exhibition and workshop are going on in Riga, Latvia. The Workshop will be held from 7th to 10th February 2012. Participants came from Finland, Latvia, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania and Poland.
The exhibition at Naba Klabs from 12th January to 12th February 2012 (Z.A.Meierovica bu) www.nabaklab.lv
Workshop and the exhibition is organized together with the kind people of Kus! www.komikss.lv
Tuukka Teponoja ( b.1986) is a finnish comics author with an attention span of an ADHD mouse on speed and has been doing various odd-jobs in the field of comics
Terhi Ekebom ( b. 1971) is an artist and illustrator from Helsinki. She graduated Master of Arts from the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki (now Aalto University).