|Comics seminar in the Selma (Lagerlöf) room.|
The Swedish Comics Association has been on a two day seminar with the Finnish Comics Society, discussing comics, politics, economy and how to integrate our two Comics cultures more.
|Yours truly talking about Swedish Comics history.|
|Jamil Mani Talking about Swedish Comics of today.|
|Mattias Elftorp, talking about Wormgod.|
|Ville Hänninen talks about Finnish Comics Annual 2011.|
Present for the Finnish Comics Society were, among others, Otto Sinisalo (Chairman and responsible for the Comics Festival in Helsinki), Kalle Hakkola (CEO), Maria Ahokoivu (project manager for NordiComics and Editor of Sarjainfo) and Ville Hänninen (Editor of the anthology Finnish Comics Annual 2011).
This was a very inspiring two days, with a lot of insights into how our two organisations have handled growing rapidly the last decade. What I learned was just how similar the Finnish Comics Society and the Swedish Comics Association are and how much we have to learn from each other. Hopefully this will be an annual event, where we can get the possibility to exchange ideas and grow together.
My heartfelt thanks to the Finnish Comics Society for organising this seminar and for taking so good care of everything.