3 May 2016

Tempora Mutantur

We're very happy to bring Kutikuti's exhibition Tempora Mutantur to Latvia for the opening of Riga Zine Fest.



The Tempora Mutantur anniversary exhibition showcases the recent comics by the current members of the Finnish contemporary comic association Kutikuti. The works have been created specifically for the anniversary exhibition using a screen printing technique. The colorful combination of large comics reflects the diverse styles and narrative methods of Finnish comics in 2015.

The artists in the exhibition are Sami Aho, Mari Ahokoivu, Benjamin Bergman, Heta Bilaletdin, Terhi Ekebom, Roope Eronen, Matti Hagelberg, Jyrki Heikkinen, Mikko Huusko, Ville Kallio, Jan Konsin, Leo Kuikka, Reijo Kärkkäinen, Jarno Latva-Nikkola, Tiina Lehikoinen, Mikko Luostarinen, Hanneriina Moisseinen, Eeva Meltio, Tommi Musturi, Lauri Mäkimurto, Pauliina Mäkelä, Reetta Niemensivu, Jyrki Nissinen, Aapo Rapi, Kati Rapia, Hannele Richert, Heikki Rönkkö, Anna Sailamaa, Kari Sihvonen, Katri Sipiläinen, Petteri Tikkanen, Tuomas Tiainen, Katja Tukiainen, Riitta Uusitalo, Jari Vaara, Emmi Valve, Amanda Vähämäki and Mikko Väyrynen.

Kutikuti has grown from an artistic collective into an association, but it has always been a pioneer of contemporary Finnish comics. Kutikuti’s aim is to promote the status of new and high quality Finnish comics in Finland and abroad. The association publishes new comics in its quarterly comic tabloid Kuti and in its own series of publications. It also holds exhibitions and participates in a variety of relevant events. The association has a studio and a screen printing press in Helsinki. The association currently has 39 comic artists as members. Kutikuti is one of the internationally best-known phenomena in the Finnish comic scene.

Location: NOASS, AB Dambis, Riga
Exhibition opening: 12 May, 17:00
Exhibition duration: 12 May - 12 June
Free Entry!
Artists present at the opening: Hanneriina Moisseinen and Ville Kallio 
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The 10th anniversary exhibition of Kutikuti has been supported by Grafia, the Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Uusimaa Regional Fund, the Finnish Comics Society, the Arts Promotion Center Finland and Frame Visual Art Finland.

The Exhibition in Riga is organized in collaboration by kuš! komiksi and Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia and the Finnish Embassy in Riga and it marks Nordic Council of Ministers’ 25th anniversary and the Finland’s presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ in year 2016.

17 March 2016

kuš! spring releases!

The new mini kuš! #38-41 are out! We officially announce the start of spring already now-and rest assured, it is brilliant!


The creators of the newest minis are Ingrīda Pičukāne, Tara Booth, Hanneriina Moisseinen and Aisha Franz. The comics vary from an incredibly sad war story to a super fun and wild adventure of a young woman, a broad range of stories both fictional and non-fiction and drawn in different styles both digital and hand-drawn! A great bunch of comics for new discoveries!

Specs: Each book has 28 pages, full color throughout, offset printed locally in Latvia on high quality environmentally friendly Munken paper, saddle stitch binding, handy format DIN A6. 

Get them: Order the mini kuš! collection for $19 here or get each mini kuš! separately for $6  (worldwide shipping costs already included in the price!). In case you'd also like to get the following kuš! releases, subscribe here.

 Preview:

mini kuš! #38 'Three Sisters' by Ingrīda Pičukāne

This tale shows the gruesome collision of two worlds. When three sisters are strolling through the woods, they encounter a strange man. It’s truly beautiful!


 
mini kuš! #39 'Unwell' by Tara Booth

Tara Booth's Unwell tells the story of a young woman and her dog as they struggle to make it through daily life.




mini kuš! #40 '1944' by Hanneriina Moisseinen

It's summer 1944 and Karelia is being evacuated. At the same moment that the inhabitants are told they have two minutes to leave, a cow starts to give birth.





mini kuš! #41 'EYEZ' by Aisha Franz

In a not-so-distant place and time where everything and everybody knows everything about everybody, we as individuals will have to come up with new escape strategies. In order to overcome the observers’ preset categories, we must manage to blur the lines between male/female, organism/machines, reality/virtuality, and finally, between life/death.




Place your order here, lean back for a minute, and soon you'll get some healthy brain food to get a head start into spring!

1 March 2016

mini kuš! #38-41 coming soon

Spring is just around the corner, this means it's time for the release of four new mini kuš!

excerpt from Tara Booth's mini kuš!

Ingrīda Pičukāne, Tara Booth, Hanneriina Moisseinen and Aisha Franz, created very intriguing new additions for the mini kuš! comics series. Get ready for some fresh and thought provoking comics!...
 
Format: Each book has 28 pages, full color, locally printed in Riga on high quality FSC certified Munken Pure paper, saddle stitch binding, pocket format DIN A6.

Pre-Order: Pre-order the mini kuš! collection for $19 here or get each mini kuš! separately for $6  (worldwide shipping costs already included in the price!). The minis will be released on March 17th, 2017. In case you'd also like to get the following kuš! releases, subscribe here.

If you're interested in wholesale, contact us via komikss(at)gmail(dot)com 

Preview:

mini kuš! #38 'Three Sisters' by Ingrīda Pičukāne

This tale shows the gruesome collision of two worlds. When three sisters are strolling through the woods, they encounter a strange man. It’s truly beautiful!

mini kuš! #39 'Unwell' by Tara Booth

Tara Booth's Unwell tells the story of a young woman and her dog as they struggle to make it through daily life.

mini kuš! #40 '1944' by Hanneriina Moisseinen

It's summer 1944 and Karelia is being evacuated. At the same moment that the inhabitants are told they have two minutes to leave, a cow starts to give birth.



mini kuš! #41 'EYEZ' by Aisha Franz

In a not-so-distant place and time where everything and everybody knows everything about everybody, we as individuals will have to come up with new escape strategies. In order to overcome the observers’ preset categories, we must manage to blur the lines between male/female, organism/machines, reality/virtuality, and finally, between life/death.



Want to make your spring even more colorful? You know what to do! Place your order here, lean back for a minute, and soon your mailbox will get properly fed!

23 February 2016

š! #24 'Urban Jungle' is out now!

š! #24 'Urban Jungle' is out now!


Cover: Līva Kandevica (Latvia)

It’s time to face up to the unpleasant corners of the city! Twenty-two international artists will take you to some of the darkest spots in the urban jungle.

Contributors: Abraham Díaz (Mexico), Amanda Baeza (Chile/Portugal), Ann Pajuväli (Estonia), Dace Sietiņa (Latvia), Daria Tessler (Finland/USA), Disa Wallander (Sweden), Elīna Brasliņa (Latvia), G. W. Duncanson (USA), Hicham Amrani (France), Jean de Wet (South Africa), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Lee Kyutae (South Korea), Līva Kandevica (Latvia), Luke Pearson (U.K.), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Mathilde Van Gheluwe (Belgium), Sami Aho (Finland), Tara Booth (USA), Tsuchika Nishimura (Japan), Vivianna Maria Stanislavska (Latvia), Ward Zwart (Belgium), Zane Zlemeša (Latvia).

Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, locally printed in Riga on high quality, environmentally friendly Munken paper ISBN: 978-9934-518-36-2 Release date: 23 February 2016 Support: VKKF

Get it: Order it here ($13.99, worldwide shipping included) or get a kuš! subscription and receive also the next kuš! titles.

Have a look inside:

 Sami Aho
 Vivianna Maria Stanislavska

To read the whole issue and discover the urban jungle by yourself, you can order š! #24 'Urban Jungle' here. If you're interested in wholesale, write to komikss(at)gmail(dot)com.

2 February 2016

š! #24 coming out soon!

It’s time to face up to the unpleasant corners of the city! Twenty-two international artists will take you to some of the darkest spots in the urban jungle.

š! #24 'Urban Jungle'  




Cover: Līva Kandevica (Latvia)

Contributors: Abraham Díaz (Mexico), Amanda Baeza (Chile/Portugal), Ann Pajuväli (Estonia), Dace Sietiņa (Latvia), Daria Tessler (Finland/USA), Disa Wallander (Sweden), Elīna Brasliņa (Latvia), G. W. Duncanson (USA), Hicham Amrani (France), Jean de Wet (South Africa), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Lee Kyutae (South Korea), Līva Kandevica (Latvia), Luke Pearson (U.K.), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Mathilde Van Gheluwe (Belgium), Sami Aho (Finland), Tara Booth (USA), Tsuchika Nishimura (Japan), Vivianna Maria Stanislavska (Latvia), Ward Zwart (Belgium), Zane Zlemeša (Latvia).

Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, locally printed in Riga on high quality, environmentally friendly Munken paper ISBN: 978-9934-518-36-2 Release date: 23 February 2016 Support: VKKF

Get it: Pre-order it here ($13.99, worldwide shipping included) or get a kuš! subscription and receive also the next kuš! titles.

Preview pages:




Vivianna Maria Stanislavska






To read the whole issue and discover the urban jungle by yourself, you can pre-order š! #24 'Urban Jungle' here.




The issue will be debuted at The Millionaires Club in Leipzig in presence of cover artist Līva Kandevica and contributor Zane Zlemeša.

28 December 2015

Looking back at 2015

2015 was the most active year of kuš! so far... We held 4 workshops, presented 6 exhibitions and  attended 18 festivals in 12 different countries. Great memories!


Who would have thought we'd also manage to publish over 1000 pages of comics by 64 international artists in 13 books!?


Well, those are not just a bunch of empty numbers, you can now get all the comics we've put out this year for a reduced price here: kuš! 2015 package. You can also get the books which are not sold out separately.

We hope to publish at least as much great comics also next year. If you don't want to miss out on our 2016 titles, better get a subscription!

Wish you all a colorful 2016!

1 December 2015

The End of A Fence by Roman Muradov

The first long form book in the new kuš! mono series is out now. We just released The End of A Fence by the "bloody brilliant" illustrator and author Roman Muradov!


What if we were segregated by compatibility? What if we agreed on everything, from haircuts to philosophy? What if we had no sides to take? What would remain in the middle? Inspired by J.G.Ballard, Ai Weiwei, Jonathan Monk and all the recent horrors in the news. Imagine a community willfully segregated by OkCupidish algorithms… or don’t–Roman Muradov did it for you!

The End of A Fence
Roman Muradov

ISBN: 978-9934-518-34-8
Specs: Format A6 (10cm x 15 cm / 4" x 6"), 100 pages, full-color, perfect bound, blingy cover! Locally printed on FSC certified paper.


First review: A.V. Club

Get it: Available here for $14.00 (including world wide shipping costs!). Also available in many of these selected bookshops.

Have a look inside:






 

Now better get your own copy of The End of A Fence here!