Posts Tagged ‘NC Baltic’


Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in News

Cultur Center Stoa
Turunlinnantie 1, Helsinki

4th–23rd Sept, opening Monday 3rd Sept 18:00

In 2011–2012 Nordicomics organised a Baltic tour that started from Tallinn and travelled through Riga to Vilnus, making also a detour in Hungary at the 8th International Comics Festival of Budapest in May. Finally in September 2012, the Baltic exhibition will be part of the Helsinki Comic Festival showcasing contemporary comics from the Northern and Baltic countries.

Nordic comics cultures have many similar traits. The field of comics is lively, active and international in all Northern countries and new artists and publishers are constantly emerging. However the artists still often remain unknown outside their own countries. Nordicomics gives these artists a possibility to showcase their artwork and network across the borders.

Artists in the exhibition:
Emmi Valve (FIN), Joonas Lehtimäki (FIN), Joakim Ojanen (SWE), Hanna Gustavsson (SWE), Oskars Pavlovskis (LAT), Martin Zutis (LAT), Esben S. Titland (NOR), Kristoffer Kjølberg (NOR), Rikke Bakman (DK), Mikkel Sommer (DK), Kristel Maamägi (EST), Joonas Sildre (EST), Yoshi (LIT), Akvile Miseviciute (LIT)

Nordicomics is supported by the Nordic Culture Point and Nordic Culture Fund. Nordicomics Baltic Tour was organised by the Finnish Comics Society in collaboration with the Finnish Institute in Estonia, Kuš!komikss and Kitokia Grafika.

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Image by: Mikkel Sommer


Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in Events, Exhibitions, News, Workshops

Comics Center Helsinki / Sarjakuvakeskus
Hämeentie 150, Helsinki

Nordicomics Baltic Tour ended in Lithuania last week. In this last workshop the participants created comics naturally about Vilnius. The theme inspired stories about such diverse subjects as the local unusual celebrities and dreams of becoming a Lithuanian lottery winner.

Comics Center Helsinki presents comics originals from the workshop. The exhibition will be open all June. Artists featured include Egle Vitkute and Egle Shaltmira from Lithuania, Ingrida Picukane and Martins Zutis from Latvia and Maura Manninen from Finland.

The Vilnius workshop was a collaboration with Kitokia Grafika and was funded by Nordic Culture Point.

Contact for more information:
Maura Manninen, Nordicomics coordinator

Maria Dziarmaga

Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in Artists, Polish artists

Maria Dziarmaga (b.1989, Poland) studies in the Graphic Arts Faculty of the Strzeminski Academy of Arts. Dziarmaga expresses herself using different mediums from drawing to graphics, painting and digital arts. She wants to gain skills through new experiences and is currently doing an exchange in the Vilnius Academy of Arts.

Toom Tragel

Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in Artists, Estonian artists

Toom Tragel (b. 1989, Estonia) is a young creator from Tallinn, whose main interest is drawing. Tragel is looking for different ways to use drawing as a tool and has recently been interested in storytelling. Tragel graduated in 2011 from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a BA in graphic design.


Martin Märss

Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in Artists, Estonian artists

Martin Märss (Estonia) is a freelance illustrator and stencil art hobbyist. His rolemodel in life is his pet cat, who thinks she is the boss of things. Märss envies the cat’s easy attitude towards life and has taken upon himself to learn form her example. Märss took part in Nordicomics Tallinn workshop in 2011.


NC Baltic workshop in Riga

Written by Maura Manninen on . Posted in Events, Exhibitions, RokStories, RokTabs, Workshops

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)

Workshop and the exhibition is organized together with the kind people of Kus!

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.