Oulu Comics Center is the multipurpose center of Northern Finland’s comics community. The basis of the Center is to increase comics knowledge and to bring forth both the comics and the makers. The Center is located at the Cultural Centre Valve in Hallituskatu 7 in Oulu. In Oulu Comics Center you can find:
- Turku Comics Store
- Library of Oulu Comics Center
- Comics Gallery!
- Comics courses
- Cultural Magazine Gallery Oulu
- On top of all this you can find the offices of Oulu Comics Association and the Ruutukaava e-zine at the Oulu Comics Center.
New ideas are welcome and use of your own imagination is encouraged. The Center organizes course activity such as after-school courses and custom made courses tailored for your needs. Oulu Comics Center also offers weekly workshops for kids and teens at the comics class in Cultural Centre Valve. The Oulu Comics Center has an excellent comics teacher’s network and the course activity is done in cooperation with national networks which includes The Finnish Comics Society and Turku Comics Society. The Center acts as the central hub for the Oulu Comics Festival and several other events. The Comics Gallery! at the Center is an open for all application based gallery space and it is located near the Valve Gallery and Northern Photographic Center’s gallery. The space has approximately 25000 visitors annually. The Center helps in any comics related questions you may have and offers guidance to the world of comics. A comics archive is being collected at the Center where you can also buy local small press and other finnish comics organization’s publications. The Oulu Comics Center is managed by Oulu Comics Society, based in 1980.