KUTI#45 – Uusi Hölmölä / New Hoelmoelae is out! The comics of this issue find their pre-history in popular stories of rather simple people, living in Hoelmoelae (or in Schilda in Germany, in Kilplala in Estonia, in Gotham in Great Britain…) and perhaps living in the countryside or somewhere else, of all countries worldwide. People of Hoelmoelae are usually trying to solve some problems and then being very fast deciding how to! Does this sound familiar?
In this issue Finnish comic artists draw their own versions of those stories, based on experiences of the stupidity in today’s society. So this Kuti is complaining district for comic artists on various social, personal and political topics. Here you are!
Featured authors (FI): Riikka Ala-Harja, Terhi Ekebom, Matti Hagelberg, Pertti Jarla, Leo Kuikka, Reijo Kärkkäinen, Karri Laitinen, Tiina Lehikoinen, Lauri Mäkimurto, Reetta Niemensivu, Christer Nuutinen, Ville Pirinen, Kati Rapia, Hannele Richert, Joonas Rinta-Kanto, Heikki Rönkkö, Tuomas Tiainen, Emmi Valve, Helena Vierikko and Amanda Vähämäki.
This issue was edited by Kati Rapia & Petra Virtanen with layout by Benjamin Bergman and cover by Aapo Rapi. Assistant editor Tommi Musturi.
And as this was not enough, we’ve worked out a 32-page insert together with The Finnish Comics Museum, taking a look at the 100 years of Finnish comics. The insert presents collaborations of four scholars and four artists that are (FI): Aiju Salminen & Leena Romu, Viivi Rantanen & Katja Kontturi, Roope Eronen & Petteri Enroth and Terhi Ekebom & Tuomas Tepora. Layout for the insert was doney by Pauliina Mäkelä with English translations by Ville Viitanen.
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