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Comics artist, illustrator, editor

  • I was born in 1983 and live in Helsinki, Finland
  • I’ve published the books Mountain Wife – Backpacking Comics from the South Caucasus (Neon Tunisia, 2015, contains translations, read more about the book here) and Taxi to Kurdistan – Backpacking Comics from the Middle East (Asema, 2009), several comics anthology entries, strip comics for magazines etc. See my comics here. Most books and zines contain English translations!
  • I work as editor in chief of Sarjainfo comics magazine and press officer at Finnish Comics Society. So ask me about Finnish comics!
  • I work freelance doing comics, info comics, strips, event sketchnoting, illustrations, caricatures, lettering, writing, teaching etc. I help customers in visualising information at events and in communications (print and web). See my freelance work here.
  • I studied Sociology & Development Studies at Sussex University, UK (Bachelor of Arts, Hons, 2006)
  • In my free time I do sports, cycling, travelling, reading and I study Russian.
  • Order my books and zines, see the shop here.

Contact: aino.sutinen@gmail.com

Instagram account of my work in English: @ainosutinen

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Samples of some recent works in English:

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Comics of European far-right populist movements in the Picture Politics project (Goethe-Institut, 2017). Read them here.

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Live illustrations at Diversity in Adult Education conference in Helsinki (2017).

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Live illustrations for the ”Stopped” research project on ethnic profiling in Finland (full-length info comics to be released online in 2018).

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Info comics about the Finnish sauna for Sauna Society (2016).

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”The Thief” – large serigraphy print for the Tempora Mutantur international exhibition of Kutikuti contemporary comics association (2016). Buy it from me or at Tabulaland.

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Info comics of young asylum seekers for European Youth Forum (2016). Read it here.