Anna Sailamaa: Comics & Drawings
30th April–12th May 2013
1518 Dundas Street West
Exhibition opening Wed 8th May, 18:00–20:00
Anna Sailamaa (b. 1979, Finland) is one of the most interesting contemporary comic artists in Finland. COMICS & DRAWINGS features original artwork from several stories such as While, Kairos and Sailamaa’s upcoming graphic novel The Beehive, all rendered in unexpected and varying mediums in the artist’s distinctive style. The exhibition features also some unfinished graphic stories as well as sketches and individual drawings.
Sailamaa started drawing comics relatively late, which is probably why her art manages to avoid the most conventions of comics. In 2009 Sailamaa won first price in the International Comic Short Story Competition Fumetto. She is part of the Kutikuti collective and a member of the editorial staff Kuti magazine.
COMICS & DRAWINGS is funded by the Finnish Comics Society and supported by the Canadian Friends of Finland. Sailamaa will be present at the opening Wednesday 8th May and at Toronto Comic Arts Festival as a guest 11th–12th May.
Anna Sailamaa’s portfolio: annasailamaa.wordpress.com
p|m Gallery: pmgallery.ca
The Finnish Comics Society: sarjakuvaseura.fi
Toronto Comic Arts Festival: torontocomics.com