Huuda is a Finnish comic publisher, run by Tommi
Musturi and Jelle Hugaerts. When we started (in
2006) there was a sad situation in Finland in which almost no
decent comics were translated anymore and we set out to improve
that. In the next few years, bigger book publishers started again
publishing more and more "important" comic books, graphic
novels the likes of Fun Home and Black Hole
while Huuda Huuda felt it as a task to publish comic books that
otherwise no other publisher would touch; Hence Gary Panter's
Jimbo books in Finnish. Although we would die to publish
the likes of Chester Brown or Daniel Clowes
and be perfectly able to do so, we still feel it is the task of
the Big Boys to release their books, not ours.
Throughout our short existence we have published in Finnish the
works of artists such as Olivier Schrauwen, Lilli Carré,
Florent Ruppert & Jérôme Mulot, Anders Nilsen,
Joann Sfar, Rui Tenreiro, Kamagurka & Herr Seele, Gary Panter,
Kolbeinn Karlsson, Emelie Östergren, Bendik Kaltenborn,
Apart from translated books into Finnish, we also put out works
from local comic artists. Some of these names might ring a bell,
if you are into "alternative" comics: Amanda Vähämäki
(Drawn &Quarterly, Buenaventura Press, Canicola, Fremok),
Aapo Rapi (Kramer's Ergot, Rackham), Tommi Musturi (Reprodukt,
Bries, La 5e Couche, Optimal Press, Mmmnnnrrrg), Ville Ranta (Cà
et Là, Optimal Press), Roope Eronen (Nazi Knife), Jyrki
Nissinen, Jaakko Pallasvuo (Kaugummi Books), Anna Sailamaa, Hanneriina
Moisseinen, Jarno Latva-Nikkola, ...
Thirdly, Huuda Huuda has also published the following anthologies,
which are all completely in English and offer a good view on Finnish
comic art of today:
Finnish Comics Annual 2011
is a massive 300-page whopper, the size of Kramer's Ergot
6, with a selection of the best Finnish comics as edited
by Ville Hänninen. The theme of the anthology is
to display Finnish comics in the area where they flourish feverishly,
namely in the vague domain where everyday life gets surreal streaks.
Adios III is an art
anthology that embraces wild street art, brutal fanzine culture
and art as an alternative way of doing, experiencing and living.
is the tenth volume of Glömp serie, featuring 15 artists
who have produced comics in three dimensional fashion, so that
every story is a tangable object.
MOST of the
books by our Finnish artists have english subtitles on the bottom.
You can buy our books by emailing
us or through our webstore.
note: if you are a comic artist aspiring to get published abroad
and see in this description the invitation to send your work to
us, please: do not. Huuda Huuda is just a small outfit and we have
to really carefully select which books we will put out. So if you
are not even getting published in your own country, please think
twice to send us 5 megabyte emails. If you have been however welcomed
to the ranks of the published ones, just send us a copy of your
book and we will get back to you.