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Excerpt of the poetry comic by Dunja Janković in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.
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Excerpt of the poetry comic by Dunja Janković in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.

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Excerpt of the poetry comic by Klāvs Loris and Anna Foma in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.
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Excerpt of the poetry comic by Klāvs Loris and Anna Foma in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.

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mini kuš! #2 ‘Being’, mini kuš! #3 ‘Weeding’ and mini kuš! #4 ‘The Story of Gardens’.
Previously sold out, now last copies available at our webshop.
š! #4 ‘Lost in the City’, š! #6 ‘Duke Jacob’ and š! #7 ‘Forest Tales’
Previously sold out, now some very limited copies left in our webshop.
inechi:

Hej! im in Sweden, where they sell cheap tubes of caviar in the supermarket and where they have words like “olla”, which means to spread your penis over something. What a wonderful place!
Ill be doing some talks here about my new book Lapsos, my comics and “the comics scene” in Mexico next week…
15 / Sept. Holbæk Art School, Copenhague, Denmark
16 / Sept. Comics School, Malmö, Sweden
16 / Sept. 20:00 hrs, Release party for Lapsos at Inkonst, Malmö, Sweden
Then Im going back to Riga, Latvia, where I’ll be holding a zine making workshop on the 20th of Sept. organized by my friends from Kuš! See you soon… maybe?

Inés Estrada on tour, don’t miss! More about the event in Riga here.

inechi:

Hej! im in Sweden, where they sell cheap tubes of caviar in the supermarket and where they have words like “olla”, which means to spread your penis over something. What a wonderful place!

Ill be doing some talks here about my new book Lapsos, my comics and “the comics scene” in Mexico next week…

15 / Sept. Holbæk Art School, Copenhague, Denmark

16 / Sept. Comics School, Malmö, Sweden

16 / Sept. 20:00 hrs, Release party for Lapsos at Inkonst, Malmö, Sweden

Then Im going back to Riga, Latvia, where I’ll be holding a zine making workshop on the 20th of Sept. organized by my friends from Kuš!
See you soon… maybe?

Inés Estrada on tour, don’t miss! More about the event in Riga here.

Go, look, š! #18 contributor Theo Ellsworth sells more woodcuts on etsy.

Go, look, š! #18 contributor Theo Ellsworth sells more woodcuts on etsy.

saigono-arisaka:

おにわ2 (Garden no.2)

Follow the tumblr by š! #17 ‘Sweet Romance’ contributor Ayumu Arisaka!

saigono-arisaka:

おにわ2 (Garden no.2)

Follow the tumblr by š! #17 ‘Sweet Romance’ contributor Ayumu Arisaka!

Opening of the š! #18 ‘Poetry’ exhibition at the Latvian National Library. More pics here.

kolbeinnkarlsson:

"The meek good hearted orphans battling the forces of hell."
Cover illustration for Galago made with the amazing Emma Rendel

Great to see kuš! contributors Emma Rendel.and Kolbeinn Karlsson collaborate! 

kolbeinnkarlsson:

"The meek good hearted orphans battling the forces of hell."

Cover illustration for Galago made with the amazing Emma Rendel

Great to see kuš! contributors Emma Rendel.and Kolbeinn Karlsson collaborate! 

plussedejuliedoucet:

A BOOK IN ENGLISH!!!
title : The Adorable Little School Of Art Of Canada
……some thoughts about art…….
 go to : lepantalitaire.bigcartel.com to get it!

Julie Doucet will also be in š! #18 ‘Poetry’


Excerpt of the poetry comic by Tiina Lehikoinen in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.
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Excerpt of the poetry comic by Tiina Lehikoinen in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.

Find out more about this issue on our blog!

New kushkomikss facebook header - š! #17 cover by Dāvis Ozols
Excerpt of the poetry comic by Dunja Janković in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.
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Excerpt of the poetry comic by Dunja Janković in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.

Find out more about this issue on our blog and follow Dunja’s tumblr!

Latvians at the Helsinki Comics Festival 2014

The theme of this year’s Helsinki Comics Festival is LGBT comics and their official guest country is Germany. But watch out, in 2014 the festival also faces it’s biggest presence of Latvian comics (yet)!

illustration Sabīne Moore


While Sabīne Moore is already in Helsinki interning for Kutikuti for a couple of weeks, right in time for the festival time (5th-7th of September) more arrivals are expected - kuš! editors David and Sanita as well as the artists Dāvis Ozols, Laura Ķeņina and Līva Kandevica will be there. Instead of sharing one big Latvian table, we’ll spread out all over the festival!

So here’s a little overview of what you can expect from all of us:

kuš!



kuš! will have a stand in the big tent on Lasipalatsi. The newest books you can get are the mini kuš!  by the Latvian authors Oskars Pavlovskis, Rūta & Anete Daubure, Anna Vaivare and by the Finnish artist Roope Eronen.


Besides that,  kuš! also brings the Comix4= Exhibition to Helsinki. It will be on display in the public library in Arabia and will include comics by the Latvians Sabīne Moore and Laura Ķeņina. More info here. On Friday at 16.00 there will be a talk “Comix4= : Comics as a tool against racism” in Laituri.

Sabīne Moore

You can meet Sabīne at the table of Kutikuti, where she’ll help out selling their excellent books and also will offer her very own stuff. Next to self-published comics she will bring special animal stickers, strawberry paintings and silkscreen-printed leggings! Watch out, last time they were selling fast!



The newest book she has on offer is 'Stuck' (27 pages, b/w) a comic she drew in Berlin, but now printed in a fancier glossy A5!

Sabīne will be also doing a workshop for children together with Emmi Valve on the theme of the alphabet (facebook event).

Līva Kandevica

Līva comes all the way from Germany. She will share a table together with Michel Eselbrügge, Jannis Eselbrügge and Julius Wagner with whom she made a zine called ‘Fanart’, in there you can read her sexy alien lady story.



Her own zine is called 'THNX #1', it’s A5 with several black and white pages.

Dāvis Ozols

Dāvis will share a table with Laura (see below) in the small press tent. He will have some of his landscape drawings on offer and his brand new book/zine 'Budapest, There and Back Again.' It’s 32 pages, A5 format and in full color. Here’s an excerpt:



Laura Ķeniņa

Laura will share a table with Dāvis (see above) in the small press tent. Laura has printed a brand new comic for Helsinki as well! It is called 'She Wants to Tell Me'. Two women find a severed ear in a Riga park one night and fall into a summer romance. A5, 32 pages, colour, offset.


Laura’s work will also be part of the Comix4= exhibition and in the exhibition Rainbow Shades – True Life and Fiction in LGBTI Comics with Joana Estrela, Lilli Loge, Hazel Newlevant & Martina Schradi at the Kallio Public Library, Viides linja 1.

So see you all in Helsinki and look out for those colorful Latvian comics!

Excerpt of the poetry comic by Evie Cahir in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.
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Excerpt of the poetry comic by Evie Cahir in š! #18 ‘Poetry’.

Find out more about this issue on our blog and follow Evie’s tumblr!