Posts Tagged ‘Tallinn workshop’

Eglė Vitkutė

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

Eglė Vitkutė (Lithuania) is a BA student of illustration at Vilnius Academy of Arts. She is a newcomer to the contemporary Nordic comics scene but already actively participating in it through various international initiatives. She is a member of the Lithuanian comics collective Kitokia Grafika.

Ingrīda Pičukāne

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

Ingrīda Pičukāne (b.1978, Latvia) studied at Art Academy of Latvia and received an MA in animation from Tallinn University. She worked as a graphic designer for a while but found it too boring, so now she creates and teaches animation. Her comics have been published in many anthologies and magazines, including Kuš! Comics and the Slovenian Stripburger.

Mari Ahokoivu

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

Mari Ahokoivu (FIN b. 1984) has studied comics at Liminka art school and at EESI, Angoulême and is currently attending Kvarnby Comics School in Malmö. Her publications include Sarjakuvantekijän opas (BTJ kustannus 2007) and Löydä minut tästä kaupungista (Asema 2009) and several zines.

Emmi Valve

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


Emmi Valve (FIN b. 1984) is comic artist and illustrator from Porvoo.

In Emmi Valves’ comics, she wants to tell something about life as it is, often with the end result of almost like a dream which was once real. Personal experience has become an encompassing theme for Valve. She feels it is important to put something of yourself in the work. Sometimes it is scary to tell about yourself honestly, and Valve often thinks she won’t publish the ready comic anywhere because of it feels too personal. But after some time has passed, lucky for us, she ends up changing her mind.

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