31st Helsinki Comics Festival dates: 2–4 Sep 2016
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
Maura Manninen, international coordinator
Small Press Heaven 2016
Want to book a small press table at Helsinki Comics Festival 2016? Sign up for a spot here!
30th Helsinki Comics Festival 28–30 Aug 2015
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
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.
Photos: Jussi Pakkanen, Aino Sutinen
Finnish Comics Society / Sarjakuvakeskus / Comics Center