In English

yleiskuva jussi pakkanen31st Helsinki Comics Festival dates: 2–4 Sep 2016
Location: Kansalaistori
Themes: France, journey and hip hop

Helsinki Comics Festival is the largest comic-related event in Finland and Northern Europe. The festival is free of charge and the programme consists of interviews, lectures, discussions, exhibitions, workshops, performances, competitions, signings and evening events.

The festival offers a fair and a platform for publishers and comic artists from Finland and abroad. In addition to the main exhibitors' area we organise Small Press Heaven, an alternative fair of zines, smaller publications and young artists. Small Press Heaven (Pienlehtitaivas) is situated at Kansalaistori square in several smaller tents.

Helsinki Comics Festival is organised by Finnish Comics Society.

For more information, please contact:

Kalle Hakkola, artistic director
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Maura Manninen, international coordinator
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Small Press Heaven 2016

Want to book a small press table at Helsinki Comics Festival 2016? Sign up for a spot here!

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30th Helsinki Comics Festival 28–30 Aug 2015

Programme in English: see here
Artists in English: see here
Exhibitions in English: see here
Main venue: Lasipalatsi Square (Mannerheimintie 22–24, central Helsinki). All venues: see here or download map

Main tent opening hours:

Friday 28 Aug 2–8PM
Saturday 29 Aug 11AM–8PM
Sunday 30 Aug. 12am–6PM

Small Press Heaven: 11am–6PM and Sunday 12–6PM. 

Exhibitors at the comics markets are listed here : main market, Small Press Heaven, international exhibitors

Festival pop-up shop is located at Galleria Art Kaarisilta (Sanomatalo, 1st floor, Elielinaukio 2,) with Petteri Tikkanen's exhibition. Pop-up Comics Center is located at Annantalo (Annankatu 30).

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The 30th Helsinki Comics Festival took place on 28th–30th of August 2015 at Lasipalatsi Square and nearby venues in Central Helsinki, Finland. The 2015 festival themes were Hong Kong, South Korea and zines / small press.

The festival of 2015 was part of Helsinki Festival and its Focus: China theme.

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Photos: Jussi Pakkanen, Aino Sutinen

Finnish Comics Society / Sarjakuvakeskus / Comics Center
Hämeentie 150
00560 Helsinki