Helsinki Comics Festival
16.–17. September 2023 at Korjaamo. Themes were travel and German language comics, with the festival artist Kimmo Lust.
The Helsinki Comics Festival brings together comic book lovers!
The festival has a number of free happenings for both children and adults. The Helsinki Comics Festival offers public interviews with invited guests, panel discussions, performances, workshops and sales events for both larger publishing houses and small press creators.
Over the years, the festival has been visited by, among others, Will Eisner, Willem, Moebius, Marjane Satrapi, Morris, Joakim Pirinen, Neil Gaiman, Lise Myhre, Kate Charlesworth, Lilli Carré, Bryan and Mary Talbot and Paul Gravett, along with Finnish comics artists. In almost 40 years, the number of visitors has grown from about a thousand to 11,000–20,000 people annually.