Tuesday, 3 January 2012

World Village Festival

Originally published in Aug 21, 2011

The annual mega-event World Village Festival took place in Helsinki end of May 2011. It was attended by sixty to seventy thousand people and gave an excellent opportunity for about 200 organisations to present their work, get new contacts, and exchange ideas. 

World Comics Finland participated with a small exhibition of grassroots comics and by giving information about its activities, selling publications, etc.
A small competition of inventing texts for speech balloons was held at our stand, and it was very popular among children and teenagers who wrote catchy texts and showed aptitude for the medium of comics.

Samra, 9 years, participating in a balloon text competition at World Village Festival, Helsinki 2011

At the festival we also launched our new Comics Power! –pin in different colours. The Comics Power!-logo was designed by Leif Packalen as early as 1994. It is now in wide use by different informal comics groups around the world.

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