Oulu Comics Centre’s most important value is the North. The main direction of our operations is towards the north, internationally. We want to be developing comics in our area and be frontrunner in the northern world of comics. Before nordic comics cooperation was focused primaly in the areas of the capital cities of Northern European Countries. Oulu Comics Center took the first step towards an active, international network of Arctic comics in Arctic Comics Seminar 2014. ACS 2014 created a network for cartoonists, comics and illustration teachers and Comic organisations to share knowledge and skills with each other. Northern Comics Festivals

Northern Comics Residencies

Northern Comics Associations

Northern Comics education

Northern Comics exhibitions

Comics libraries and archives

Other comics activities in the north

We are building Oulu as European Cultural Capital 2026.