Photographic evidence from the Fanzines! Festival

The Fanzines! Festival in Paris is over, and the exhibition has been dismantled, but as promised, all the contributed zines are now part of the collection of the Marguerite Duras public library, and can be read there and borrowed home.

When I got a confirmation from the festival crew that they had received my zines, and they wrote that they would do their best to present them in the best possible way at the exhibition, I thought to myself, “yeah, yeah, you write that to everybody (but in fact you hate my un-artsy zines) …”

And I’m sure they did write that to everybody, but they really did do their very best to present all the zines, artsy or not, in the best possible way! They did a very good job at displaying the zines in a both visually pleasing and reading-friendly way.

Here are a few photos from the festival’s opening, where you can spot Tunguska

Tunguska #9 hangs on the wall there!

And below, in the box behind the hipsters where the lady is browsing, that is the back cover of Tunguska #3! It looks like the other issues are also there in the box.

Photos by Caterina Sansone, via

There are many more lovely photographs on the festival’s facebook page!

I’m sad I couldn’t be there.

Tinet’s festival schedule fall 2011

24th-25th of September: Gothenburg Book Fair
On Saturday, the 24th, at 17.00-17.45 I shall partake in a comics battle!
On Sunday, the 25th, at 13.00-13.45, I will discuss comics and the Swedish child pornography laws together with Magnus Knutsson, Maria Abrahamsson and Fredrik Strömberg.
And right after that, on Sunday at 14.00-14.45, I will talk about self-published comics with Stef Gaines and several other Swedish self-published comics people.
All of the events will happen at the comics scene, Seriescenen, located at A02:39!

1st-23rd of October: Fanzines! Festival, Paris
I won’t be there personally, but among the hundreds of zines from all over the world in the exhibition are all the comics zines I’ve ever made! All the zines will remain in the collection of the Marguerite Duras public library after the festival, which will make it one of the coolest libraries ever.

24th-26th of November: Gothenburg Comics Festival
I will partake in this festival in my favourite part of my favourite Swedish city with a small exhibition, featuring part of the final chapter of Driftwood. That comic is quite significantly influenced by the period when I lived in Hjällbo and went to high school in the same building complex where the festival is held. I’ll also sell some books and zines to the unsuspecting audience. (It would be cool if I could have the final issue of my zine Tunguska ready by then, but knowing me and my work ethics I won’t promise anything yet …)

Trip to Leipzig

MZIN bookstore/gallery

So we took the train to Leipzig yesterday to go see The Last Match at last. But the bookstore/gallery MZIN had closed early, maybe because the attendants wanted to see the football game. :o( Probably they don’t get a lot of visitors anyway.

The Last Match exhibition

All the little drawings!

Our plan B was to explore an abandoned printing house in central Leipzig. Doing it during the Germany vs. Argentina game was really perfect timing …

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The Last Match comes to Leipzig!

The exhibition of tiny little matchbox-size drawings by so far about 200 comic artists from 41 countries is touring through “L” cities this year. It was previously shown in Lisbon and Linz, and now it’s Leipzig’s turn! It will be shown at the MZIN bookstore and gallery from June 11th to July 11th.

Even though this is quite close to my place of residence, I can’t make it to the opening (I already committed to boyfriend support), but I hope I/we can go see the exhibition at some later point. Leipzig is also a very nice city overall.


You can see photos of the exhibition and all the individual artworks in the exhibition’s Flickr photostream.

As it turns out, Ilan and I are, after all, not the only ones who have made “real comics” – Reinis Pētersons and João Chambel did too! Yay!

Some random favourites: Kerascoët, Roberta Gregory, Amanda Vähämäki, Sergio Ponchione, Rokudai Tanaka, Peggy Adam, Olegti, Kai Pfeiffer … Actually, almost all of them are really great.


Suicidal Babes and Smokers

My contribution to The Last Match exhibition in Riga …
I did some minor last minute edits to it, like adding a frame around the last caption, before sending it off.

Apparently the comics by me and Ilan are the only “real” comics (i.e. with more than one panel) among all the contributions. Hard to believe with all these participants … But it’s a really tiny surface (the size of a matchbox) and it was quite difficult to work on. In any case, I’m looking forward to seeing all the other contributions!

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