Comic books

A cover and a spread of the book Skiten.

Ulla Donner

  • Published by Schildts & Söderströms
  • Graphic design and illustration Ulla Donner
  • Reproduced and printed by Oy Nord Print Ab
  • Paper Offset 120 g/m2
  • Typeface Hand lettering

Simplified form of this graphic novel allows space both in form and content to this edgy, topical story. Clean cut drawing style, innovative details, rhythm in balloon shapes, personal hand lettering, altering frames and restricted colour scheme create together an entity that is dramaturgically solid and skillful.

A cover and a spread of the book Valotusaika.

Avi Heikkinen

  • Published by Self-published
  • Publisher Pokuto
  • Graphic design and illustration Avi Heikkinen
  • Reproduced and printed by Tallinna Raamatutrükikoda
  • Paper Munken Pure 120 g/m2
  • Typeface Multiple. Artist Alley, Laffayette Comic Pro, Cartoonist Simple etc.

Photonovella form separated the opinions within the Board, as the technique of illustration challenges the conventions in classic comics storytelling. The book is impressive and wholesome, whether because of its meticulous technique, or in spite of it.

A cover and a spread of the book Eksyksissä - Being Lost.

Emmi Jormalainen
Eksyksissä - Being Lost

  • Published by Emmi Jormalainen
  • Graphic design and illustration Emmi Jormalainen
  • Printed by Eura Print
  • Paper Dust jacket and book block: Cocoon Offset 140 g/m2, Cover: Cyclus Offset 350 g/m2
  • Typeface Hand lettering

A tinted, folded dust cover hides a black-and-white graphic-novel work that ripples and breathes. Lively line of pencil invites to touch, and illustrated spreads lead through different emotions. Design is varied and airy, although sometimes the illustrations are cut by the binding. A soft cover book printed on uncoated paper is a delightful object.

A cover and a spread of the book Mielikuvitustyttö.

Aino Louhi

  • Published by Suuri Kurpitsa
  • Graphic design Liina Luoma
  • Illustration Aino Louhi
  • Reproduced and printed by Meedia Zone Oü
  • Paper Offset 140 g/m2
  • Typeface Hand lettering

A graphic novel about growing up is tender, sympathetic and flows effortlessly in diary form with its light pencilwork, hand lettering and choice of colours, accented and embellished on uncoated paper.

A cover and a spread of the book Juhannussahti.

Miissa Rantanen

  • Graphic design and published by Miissa Rantanen
  • Printed by Printon Trükikoda
  • Paper Munken Print Cream 100 g/m2
  • Typeface Adobe Garamond Pro

A hand-sized, delightful yet minimalistic book settles somewhere between a graphic novel and a novelette. Illustrations glow and materials are well chosen, together they form a pocket-sized treasure.

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