Publications

Oulu Comics Association’s publication history begins in 1980 when the association started to publish the Kupla comics. In 1984 the association published André Franquin’s Mustat Sivut, three edititions were made all of which were sold out. Several international artist’s albums have been published since. After few decades of hiatus, the publishing activity has been started again. At the moment we are concentrating on finnish and scandinavian comics.

Oulu Comics Festival calalogue 2016

Spiral – Syöksykierre

Oulu Comics Magazine 15

Hunger of Horror – Kauhun nälkä

The theme of the 2015 Oulu Nordic Comics Competition was horror and an album was compiled of the winner’s works called Hunger of Horror.

The competition was open for all comic artists from Scandinavia and Baltic countries.

Over 60 works were submitted. Works came from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Estonia. The amount of strip comics was low for the works were almost exclusively made in graphic novel format. The quality of the works were high and the horror theme was utilized comprehensively.

Anders Vegh Blidlöv (Ruotsi) Ida Eva Neverdahl (Norja) Yossra El Said & Amanda Casanellas (Ruotsi) Nicolas Križan (Ruotsi), Vesa Vitikainen & Katja Louhio (Suomi), Sofie Louise Dam (Tanska), Nelly Karlsson (Ruotsi) ja Mattias Elftrop (Ruotsi)

 

 

Longest Night – Pisin Yö

Previously held in Kemi and briefly held in Helsinki, the Nordic Comics Competition found it’s home in Oulu in 2014.

The theme was Kaamos (polar night). The competition was open for all comic artists from Scandinavia and Baltic countries.

Mukana albumissa:
Lauri Mäkimurto: Persona non grata
Ida Eva Neverdahl: Polar Natt
Tapio Puhakka: Naisen kanssa sängyssä
Henri Gylander: Vintersolståndet
Sofia Falkenheim: Längsta natten
Nelly Karlsson: Polarnatt
Mikko Saarainen: Kaamos
Liisa Kruusmägi: Üksi

English translations included.

Festival catalog 2014

Johannes – poliittisesti epäkorrekti Mika Svensk

Comic artist and cartoonist Mika Svensk (1961-2009) was born in Oulu. He signed his comics and cartoons with the pseudonym Johannes.

Johannes was an independent defender of individual freedom. He wasn’t trying to be politically correct and he said and draw things as they were. Johannes – poliittisesti epäkorrekti Mika Svensk collects comics and cartoons from Svensk starting from 1980.

Ruutukaava 2

Ruutikaava 2 comics album is a collection of Ruutukaava comics published in 2012.


Aapo Kukko: Rikkaat herrat
Juha-Matti Kinnunen: Prinssi Vilperi
Matti Reijonen: the Oulu Gate
Tohtori K: Katvealue
Esko Heikkilä: Toteemieläin osa 1
Jenni Perttu: I Musta aika, II Musta hetki
Jaakko Leinonen: Hassu herra poliisisetä
Riika Ruottinen: It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Reijo Valta: Porho
Johanna Salminen: Anonyymit superpahikset
Jussi Hukkanen & Raimo Tyyskä: API
Veli-Matti Ural: Yrmy
Anna Honkanen: Luonnonvastaista
Esa Holopainen: Kärsämäki, Säästöpossu
Harri Filppa: Manipulaatio
Marko Jatkola: Pikku-Bob

Ruutukaava 2011

Ruutikaava  comics album is a collection of Ruutukaava comics published in 2011.

Mika Kolehmainen: Keikalla, Luvattu maa, Puoli Rikollista
Esko Heikkilä: Kaupunki X, Kirhavi rakastuu, Puuhatehtävä
Anna Honkanen: Polku
Tohtori K: Katvealue
Esa Holopainen: Aavaa preeriaa, Alku
Reijo Valta: Tohtori Ferris, Rusko, Nimetön
Aapo Kukko: Kippis, Unohtumaton ilta, Oma polku, Puoli rikollista
Esa Vengasaho: Kuru
Riika Ruottinen: Yhteinen asia, Laulu sikiämisen vaikeudesta
Harri Filppa: Puutarhatonttujen vapautusrintama, Punainen lanka, Akuuttia asiaa kaupunginjohtajalle

André Franquin. Mustat sivut. 1984 (lisäpainokset 1988, 1992)

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Jose Munoz & Carlos Sampayo. Alack Sinner 1. 1989.

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Jose Munoz & Carlos Sampayo. Alack Sinner 2. 1990.

(Available in the Oulu Comics Center and in Turku Comics Store)

Charles Burns. El Borbah. 1991.

(Available in the Oulu Comics Center and in Turku Comics Store)

Oulu sarjakuvassa – sarjakuva Oulussa. 2005. (näyttelyluettelo)

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Marlene Hyyppä. Supersankareita, Oulussako? 2009.

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RUUVARI 1988-1995

Ruuvari was a comic made in collaboration with Oulu University’s student union which was published in the years 1988-1995. 13 issues were published.

Makers of the comic were people known from Kupla comic: Ilpo Koskela, Mika Svensk and Läjä Äijälä along with new artists: Jaana Suorsa, Hannu Salmi and Reijo Mustonen. The magazine published occasionally foreign comics also.

An article about Ruuvari has been published in the Ruutukaava magazine’s second issue( pages 24-33)

KUPLA 1980-1984

The freshly established Oulu Comics Association started publishing in 1981. In three years 12 issues of Kupla were published. The editor in chief for the four first issues was Ilpo Koskela and the rest of the time Arto Hukkanen. The 1980’s was the golden age of comics associations, among these Kupla was one of the most valued. Besides publishing comics from Oulu’s comic artists, works from Mauri Kunnas and Jope Pitkänen were also published.

An article about Kupla has been published in the first issue of Ruutukaava magazine (pages 30-37).