Comic art by Heikki Paakkanen

Heikki Paakkanen studied at the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki and became a freelance illustrator, comic artist, scriptwriter, director and animator. His cartoons have appeared in Ilta-Sanomat and Paikallislehti Somero. He is best known for his series of five satirical graphic novels about a WWII soldier and a contemporary conscientious objector and their travels through Finland, Sweden, France, Russia and the USA.

His books include 'Wiipuri palaa' (1989), 'Sissi ja siviilipalvelushenkilö' (1998), 'Pariisiin!...ei kai taas' (2000), 'Tukholma-syndrooma' (2002), 'Marssiopas Venäjälle' (2004) and 'Amerikka' (2010). He made animated films like '19084' (1985), 'The Last Channel' (1987), 'The Big Deal' (1989), 'Meanwhile Elsewhere' (1990), 'Not Guilty' (1992) and 'Ageman' (1994).

comic art by Heikki Paakkanen

Last updated: 2012-08-25

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