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Nordicomics Youth! Comics Camps 2015

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Nordicomics Youth! Comics Camp went to Tallinn in November 2015! This time the camps had participants from Finland, Estonia and Sweden. The main focus of the camp was on fast pace and making zines. Lots of fast exercises, accompanied by feedback.

The amount of comics made in Tallinn was staggering. The participants dipped to the world of game play by using RPG elements to make a improvised comic zines. The camp also had tiny history lessons concerning the history Finnish and Estonian comics scene.

What’s in store for the future? In January 2016 there will be an exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden where the works done in Helsinki and Tallinn camps will be present.

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About the project

NORDICOMICS YOUTH! COMICS CAMPS 2015

The Finnish Comics Society organised two Nordicomics Youth! comics camps in the later half of 2015 to help young comic artists, between ages 18 to 29, from Finland, Estonia and Sweden. During both camps a lot of comics were produced, new revelations made and a lot learned. The participants got to plan and work on their own project in the Helsinki camp.

The workshops in Helsinki & Tallinn supported each other by offering different content. The comics camp in Tallinn focused more on exercises and making a lot of content in short amount of time eg. short one page comics, technique experiments and small zines.

The camp was a great way for people to meet old acquaintances and make new friends as well as share information about a mutual passion; making comics. The workshops were taught by Finnish and Estonian comics professionals.

Nordicomics Youth! exhibition will be held in January 2016 in Serieteket, Stockholm, Sweden.

The Nordicomics Youth! Comics Camps were organised by the Finnish Comics Society and received support from Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and Svenska Kulturfonden.

Nordicomics Youth! exhibition in Helsinki 9.–26.11.2014

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Nordicomics Youth! exhibition
Dates: 9.–26.11.2014
Venue: Comics Center, Hämeentie 150, Helsinki

Finnish Comics Society organised the first Nordicomics Youth! comics camp for young artists in August 2014 at Luukki camp center, Espoo. Ten artists aged between 18–25 years from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Estonia took part in the camp. During their week-long stay the young artists worked on their own comics stories guided by Finnish professional artists. Gallery Sarjakuvakeskus is proud to present the finished stories and the working process of the camp now in an exhibition of its own.

The exhibition presents works by Johanne Eikå Bergill, Ida Eva Neverdahl and Jofrid Sandgren Østenstad from Norway, Jennie Sörensen and Sara Hernoldson from Sweden, Ina Rosberg and Yrtti Taivaloja from Finland and Leore Klyszejko from Estonia.

The Nordicomics Youth! camp was organised by the Finnish Comics Society and received support from Nordic Children’s and Youth Committee – NORDBUK.

Illustration credits: Ida Eva Neverdahl

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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.