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Talviunta (Winter sleep, working tittle) About 92 pages Short stories, half of the stories unpublished. Will be published in Finland 2012 by Asema Kustannus.

Example stories: -Talviunta (unpublished) 21 pages -The gossip birds (unpublished) 8 pages

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Talviunta 1

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Talviunta 3

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Talviunta 2

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Talviunta 5

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Talviunta 4

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Talviunta 7

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Talviunta 6

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Talviunta 9

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Talviunta 8

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The Gossip Birds 2

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The Gossip Birds 1

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The Gossip Birds 3

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The Gossip Birds 4

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Comic book for kids. Story by Kalle Hakkola about 40-50 pages. Ready to print during the year 2012. Publishing rights not yet sold.

Get ready | Set | GO!|

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Sanni ja Joonas (working tittle)

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Löydä minut tästä kaupungista (Find me of this city) 108 pages Published in Finland by Asema Kustannus 2009 ISBN 978-952-99923-7-9 In Finnish with English subtitles

Translation: On three | One. | Two. | Three. | You’re not even trying. |

Löydä minut tästä kaupungista 2

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Löydä minut tästä kaupungista 1

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Löydä minut tästä kaupungista 5

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Löydä minut tästä kaupungista 4

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Löydä minut tästä kaupungista 6

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Löydä minut tästä kaupungista 6

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Sarjakuvantekij채n opas (The comics makers guide book) 141 pages Published in Finland by BTJ Kustannus 2007 ISBN: 978-951-692-679-0 In Finnish A comic book about how to make comics.

Introduction to the book (published in dw-wp blog 2011)

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Comics makers guide book 1

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Comics makers guide book 3

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Comics makers guide book 2

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No name (Published in Päin Näköä!) 1

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I miss you (published in Radio As Paper #6)

Tell me a story | Once apon a time there was a small girl | How small? | Very small | So small that you could put her in your pocket? | Yes.

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No name (Published in Päin Näköä!) 3

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No name (Published in Päin Näköä!) 2

Where did she live? | In a small house on the top of a big mountain | What kind of house? | Well... | actually it was a hat, but for the girl it was a house | giggle | What happened then? |She live her live happily ever after | That was a bit of a boring story.

Well there was lots of other things that happened to the girl. | But that’s a whole another story.

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Wake up (for Boomfest 2011)

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The Bus (Series, published in Pelastakaa lapset ry -magazine)

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Batuman 20 pages Publsihed in Finland by Daada Books 2011 ISBN 978-952-67102-3-5 In English

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Ennustus (prediction) 28 pages Published in Finland by Asema Kustannus 2010 ISBN 978-952-5909-03-6 In Finnish

But Watch out! | People can seem nice... | But they are talking behind your back!

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ILLUSTRATIONS A postcard illustration for the Finnish Comics Society 2008

A mug illustration for the Finnish Comics Society 2008

Published in Kus! #8 2011

From my sketchbook

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Traffic sign illustration for the City of Turku 2010

For the Ă…bo Akademi 2011

From my web blog 2009

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For the Ă…bo Akademi 2011


CURRICULUM VITAE MARI AHOKOIVU (b. 1984) EDUCATION 2005-2011 Oulu university of Applied Sciences, visual communication 2007-2008 exhanges studies at the l’école européenne supérieure de l’image, Angoulême, France (six months) 2004-2005 Art school of Liminka, comics department 2004-2005 History of Arts, Approbatur 2004 Matriculation examination COMICS BOOKS 2012 Batuman returns (Daada Books) 2010 Batuman (Daada Books) 2010 Ennustus (Asema kustannus) 2009 Löydä minut tästä kaupungista (Asema kustannus) 2007 Sarjakuvantekijän opas (BTJ kustannus) ANTHOLOGIES 2011 Kus! #8 (Latvia) 2011 Päin näköä! LIKE (Finland) 2011 C’est bon anthology vol 14 (Sweden/USA) 2011 Kolor Klimax, Fantagraphics (Finland/USA) 2011 Call it a day (Estonia/Finland) 2011 Sundays #4 (USA) 2011 Radio as paper #6 (Germany) 2010 Sarjakuvakeittokirja, Sammakko (Finland) 2010 C’est bon anthology vol 10 and 12 (Sweden) 2010 Sikala (oikeutta eläimille tukiyhdistys) 2009 Suuri koirakirja (Naama kustannus) 2008 Au Fil du Nil (EESI, fr) COMICS IN MAGAZINES 2011 Pelastakaa lapset ry, Kaltio 2010 Lumo, ME-lehti, pelastakaa lapset ry, NYT-liite 2009 Kuti, Modern Spleen (fr) 2006-2008 Vegaia WEB COMICS 2011 About teaching comics, quest posting in dw-wp blog (http://dw-wp.com/tags/mari-ahokoivu/) 2008- J’ai le réveil difficile, comics blog (http://ahokoivu.sarjakuvablogit.com) 2007 Kissa Pienen pieni (http://www.kissanpaivia.com/pienenpieni) 2006-2009 Nettinarttu (http://www.narttu.net) 2005-2008 Mari seikkailee, comics blog (http://ahokoivu.vuodatus.net) ILLUSTRATIONS 2011 Anime-magazine, Åbo Akademi, Kaltio, Sarjainfo 2010 Anime, Aikakauslehti, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland 2009 Anime, Oulun ylioppilaslehti, Comics centre of Helsinki

LETTERING 2011 Ville Ranta: Scener från paradiset (Optimal Press) 2011 Johanna Rojola (editor): Suffragettien city (Schildts) EXHIBITIONS 26th to 29th January 2012 L’Europe se dessine Joint exhibition Place Saint Martial, Angoulême, France

7th to 20th September 2009 Suuri koiranäyttely Joint exhibition Library 10, Helsinki, Finland

22th September to 17th October 2010 Nordicomics.info Joint exhibition Suomi talo, St. Petersburg, Russia

3rd to 29th of December 2008 Eksyksissä Comics and drawings Lifestyle Kauppa, Oulu, Finland

9th to 11th April 2010 Dollhouse Joint exhibiton Rocketship, New York, USA

24th to 27th January.2008 Au Fil Du Nil Joint exhibition EESI, Angoulême, France

GRANTS 2011 The City of Helsinki 3500 euros 2011 Arts Council of Finland 2300 euros 2011 Arts Council of Finland 4000 euros 2010 Arts Council of Finland 2000 euros 2008 The city of Helsinki 4000 euros 2008 Arts Council of Finland 2000 euros

LANGUAGES Finnish, native language English, Very good Swedish, basic French, basic OTHER Editor of Sarjainfo magazine 2010-2011 Foreign affairs coordinator for the Helsinki Comics Festival 2011 Project coordinator of Nordicomics (Finnish Comics Society) 2009-2010 Board member of the Finnish Comics Society 2009-2010 Exhibition coordinator for Helsinki Comics Festivals 2009 Internship at the Finnish Comics Society from May to September 2008 Helsinki Comics Festival artist 2008 Chairman of the Comics Society of Oulu 2007 Part of the Lingua Comica project 2007 Held comics courses in Comics Centre of Helsinki, Orivesi College of Arts, Oulu University of Applied Science and Oulu University. REFERENCES Ville Ranta/ Asema kustannus ville@asemakustannus.com Kalle Hakkola/ Comics Centre of Helsinki kalle.hakkola@sarjakuvaseura.fi Otto Sinisalo/ Finnish Comics Society otto.sinisalo@sarjakuvaseura.fi

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Portfolio 2012