From Helsinki with Love

Look out for images and text from Stan and Marc on the TRIP Facebook during our voyage.

 Here's Stanley Wany with our new plush!
The 27th Helsinki Comics Festival will take place on the 7th to 9th of September 2012 at Lasipalatsi Square, Kiasma and nearby venues in Central Helsinki. Our theme this year is "9 - Comics as an art form", and the focus country is Belgium.
Helsinki Comics Festival is a fair and a platform for publishers, commerce and comic artists from Finland and abroad. This year the main venue takes place at Lasipalatsi square, at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and at our Comics Center pop-up space at Art Kaarisilta, all located at the heart of the city. Small Press Heaven is an alternative fair of zines, smaller publication and young artists at a separate spot near the Lasipalatsi main tent.
Main Tent Opening Hours:

Fri 7/9 14–20
Sat 8/9 11–20
Sun 9/9 12–18

Helsinki Comics Festival is the largest comic-related event in Finland and Northern Europe, organised by the Finnish Comics Society since 1979. The festival is free of charge and the programme consists of a comics fair, interviews, lectures, discussions, exhibitions, workshops, performances, competitions, signings and evening events. The event keeps growing and last year we counted 25,000 visitors...

This is part of the official programme, here's our blurb on Éditions TRIP :

Éditions TRIP (Canada)
Éditions TRIP is a small Canadian publisher of alternative comics that aspires to improve the international visibility of comics from Quebec. Trip publishes experimental works utilizing both new and traditional techniques. A comic book as an art object is also a source of inspiration. Stanley Wany and Marc Tessier will be talking about Éditions TRIP at the festival.

Me and Stanley will also give a conference and show pages from our books and other Quebec comix artists.

Kiasma Seminar Room
17:00-18:00 Stanley Wany, Marc Tessier and Paula Bulling: From private to public
Comics artists Bulling (Germany), Tessier (Canada) and Wany (Canada) continue the discussion about comics as a tool of political involvement. Panel discussion. (In English)


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