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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Want to book a commercial booth at Helsinki Comics Festival 2016?

In 2016 the main exhibitor area will be situated on Kansalaistori square in two 27 m x 10 m tents. The new tents are lighter in build than the old main tent and will not have a built-in floor. The tents will be provided with electricity for the use of the exhibitors.

Booth prices
1 table / 2 metres 300 €
2 tables / 4 metres 500 €
3 tables / 6 metres 700 €

One table contains 2 chairs. If you are interested in sharing a sales space with another exhibitor, let us know.

You can also bring your own additional furniture to the booth or order them from the festival for an additional cost. Here are some example prices:
additional chair 6 € / pc
spotlights 12 € / pc

Table bookings and related inquiries should be sent to Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. with the title “Exhibitor Booking 2016”. Booth space is limited so make sure to get your booking in early, the reservations will be confirmed in order of sign-up.

Small Press Heaven 2016

Sign-up for Small Press Heaven 2016 is now closed.

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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

Photo challenge 2015: do you want to share your photo memories with us? Read more...

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
Finland