comic for Glömp by Anna Sailamaa

Anna Sailamaa is a Finnish comic artist, born in Tornio and living in Helsinki. She was studying to become an art teacher when she began drawing comics in 2002 and decided to focus on the genre in her studies. She has contributed to anthologies like 'Glömp'. Her debut work, 'Ollaan nätisti' ('Be Good Now', published by Huuda Huuda in 2008), is a collection of five stories centring around family relations.

In her 2011 work 'Paimen' ('The Shepherd', 2011) she deals with sadness surrounding a vanishing way of life. The story is set in northern Finland, where Sailamaa originally hails from. Sailamaa is part of the Kutikuti collective. She is also a member of the editorial staff of the Kuti magazine.

Comic art by Anna Sailamaa

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