Tommi Musturi

Date of birth: 7th of August 1975

E-mail: tommi(at)boingbeing.com

EDUCATION
2000- Master of Arts, Graphic Design (University of Arts and Design, Helsinki)
1995-2000 Diploma of Arts, Graphic Design (Lybecker Institute of Arts and Design, Raahe)
1994 Matriculation Exam (Orivesi Upper Secondary School)

WORK HISTORY
2005- Artist
2000-2005 Art Director / Graphic Designer (Sulake, Helsinki)
1997-2000 Graphic designer (Tietovalta / TJ-Group, Tampere)

COMIC BIBLIOGRAPHY
Books and magazines:
Toinen Toivon Kirja (Like, 2007)
Ensimmäinen Toivon Kirja (Like, 2007)
Le second Livre de M. Espoir (La 5e Couche, Belgia, 2007)
The Second Book of Hope (Bries, Belgia, 2007)
Moving Plastic Castles (Boing Being, 2006)
Stand Alone and Smile (Boing Being, 2006)
Le premier Livre de M. Espoir (La 5e Couche, 2006)

The First Book of Hope -graphic novel (Boing Being, 2005)
Autiomaa Kis-Kis -sketchbook magazine (Boing Being, 2005)
Italo Sport -magazine (Hurry! Publishing, 2003)
Omia juttuja -magazine, as an editor with Jarno Latva-Nikkola (2002)
Glömp1-8 -anthology, as an editor (Boing Being, 1997-)

Short stories:
Excerpt from The Second Book of Hope (Kuti3, 2007), Samuel1 (Parcifal, Belgium, 2006), Samuel2 (Chili Com Carne, Portugal, 2006), Samuel 1-2 (Glömp8, 2006), På öppet hav (Allt för konsten #6 (Ruotsi), 2005), Aavalla (Kaltio, 4/2005), Der Letzte Schnauzträger (Strapazin (Sveitsi), 2004), Everything in Flames! (C'est Bon Anthology #2 (Ruotsi), 2004), Peilitalon öitä (Suomen Kuvalehti, 2004), Para um coração barato (Quadrado#6 (Portugali), 2004), To The Far Shore (C'est Bon Anthology #1 (Ruotsi), 2004), Halvalle sydämelle (Glömp#6, 2004), Sinä! (Glömp#6, 2004), Toivon testamentti: Sunnuntai (Dodger#2, 2003), Syöjätär (Sarjari#60, 2003), Fear of Days to Come (Sunburn#17 (Kanada), 2002), Last Waltz for the One Armchair (Sunburn#17 (Kanada), 2002), Toivon testamentti: Erämaa (Johnny Kniga Kertoo, 2002), Selvännäkijä (Glömp#5, 2002), Sinua odotetaan (Glömp#5, 2002), Vastarannalle (Glömp#5, 2002), Italo Sport (Johnny Kniga Kertoo, 2002), Selvännäkijä (Numero#8, 2002), Sinua odotetaan (Kulttuurivihkot, 2002), Pentti väistää pelon (Pole#5, 2001), Rakkauden pökäle (Pole#5, 2001), Kaikki palaa! (Glömp#4, 2001), Charlos kumisessa puutarhassa (Pieni seikkailukirja #2, 2000), Laulu katoille (Sarjainfo#109, 2000), Pienoismalli (Pole#4, 2000), Viimeinen valssi yhdelle nojatuolille (Napa#4, 1999), Kuume (Glömp#3, 1999), Unen alku (Glömp#3, 1999), Viimeinen valssi yhdelle nojatuolille (City-lehti, 1999), Pelko tulevista päivistä (Napa#3, 1999), Badassboogie (Pole#3, 1998), Siwa 2000 (Pole#3, 1998), Kympin paniikki (Glömp#2, 1998), Uni (Napa#2, 1998), Väärä aksentti (Glömp#1, 1997).

PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATIONS
Illustrated books:
Mervi Koski: Tihunen ja musta paholainen (Karisto, 2006)
Just Another Day - The Story Of Habbo (Sulake Labs, 2005)
Mervi Koski: Tihunen (Karisto, 2003)
Pasi Kivioja: Legendat (Karisto, 2001)

Participation in books:
Dramarama workshop's book one (unnamed) (Dramarama, Belgium 2006)
Dramarama workshop's book two: Extra Poo (Extra Pool, Holland 2006)

Book covers:
Robert Louis Stevenson: Aarresaari (Otava, 2004)
Petri Hänninen: Peltikirahvit (Karisto, 2001)

Illustrations for magazines:
Adios, Another Practice (England), Artpress (Germany), Ascendance, Buli, Cer*Ber*Us (USA), Cumbersome (Australia), Elysium, Entmoot (Slovenia), Hindupyöräilijä, Hirmu, Hotshot (Sweden), Inside (Germany), La Comissure (France), Laikku, Lost Dreams (England), Lucid Moon (USA), Milestone (Germany), Mutiny!, Newspress (Germany), Pirates (Belgium), Pinhead, Planeta Underground (Poland), Poeseys Only (USA), Riot of Emotions (England), Sarjainfo, Script (Turkey), Sickness, Sivullinen, Skyhigh (Denmark), Sperm Oil (Lithuania), Strapazin (Switzerland), Tattoo (USA), Tattoo Flash (USA) and Ylioppilaslehti.

Illustrations and design for records:
Mana Mana: Kaikki palaa! CD (5R), Jeff Dahl: Helium Brats 7" (Jukkim Records), Teenage Kicks: Clean Shirt And A Shave CD (5R), V/A Cabaret Nocturno 10" (Zerga), V/A Scapegoat Omnibus 7" (Scapegoat Records), Mouth Odour: "Refrigerator" 7" (Boing Being), Space Rocket: Hot Gadulka Suicide 7" (Boing Being), Space Rocket: Bez Kalhotek 10" (Boing Being), Suurin Onni: s/t 12" (Boing Being), Disgusting Lies: Don't Ask, Just Listen! 10" (Angry Records), Avarus: Luonnon Ilmiöitä 7" (Boing Being), Shemale Shepherd: Pieniä liikkeitä CD (Toiko)

Animation:
Maniacs Dream -music video (as one of the animators)
Avarus: Aivo Lappalainen -music video (as one of the animators and editor)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006 "Tango under sea", drawing exhibition (Daiga Daiga Duu Gallery, Kuopio)
2005 "Bingo under sea", painting exhibition for Art Goes Kapakka festival (Restaurant Zetor, Helsinki)
2003 "Kuka lohduttaisi Seppo Fräntiä?", painting exhibition for Art Goes Kapakka -festival (Erottaja Bar, Helsinki

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007 Frankofonia (French Culture Institute, Helsinki)
2007 "Talvipäivä", Doozers' live performance (Korjaamo, Helsinki)
2007 "The Midnight Suns", group exhibition of Finnish comic artists (Poitier, France)
2006 "Vision Dream", Doozers and Piirustuskerho as part of a view to Finnish experimental arts (Bozar, Brussels, Belgium)
2006 "Helsinki Biennale" (Myymälä2, Helsinki)
2006 "Eden in Sweden pt. 2", Doozers' exhibition (Serieteket, Stockholm)
2006 "The Midnight Suns", group exhibition of Finnish comic artists (Roubaix, France)
2006 "Building a Car", Doozers' live performance (Helsinki Comics Festival)
2006 "Manseparty 2 - Eedenin mätitahna", Doozers' exhibition (Myymälä2, Helsinki)
2006 "Exhibition Sarjakuva", Finnish comics (Finnish Institute, Bryssel, Belgia)
2006 "Eden in Sweden pt. 1", Doozers' live (Kultur Festival, Stockholm, Sweden)
2006 "Manseparty1", Doozers' exhibition (Pispalan nykytaiteen keskus, Tampere)
2006 "Doozers in Eden", second Eden exhibition (Stripdagen, Haarlem, Netherlands)
2006 "Eden Project Live", free form live painting (Comic Meets Theater - Kunst und Rebellion, Thalia Theatre, Halle, Germany)
2006 "Huomenta Eeden", first Eden exhibition (B-galleria, Turku)
2006 "The Midnight Suns", group exhibition of Finnish comic artists (BD Angouleme, France)
2006 "Dramarama", Piirustuskerho as part of the Dramarama exhibition (Extrapool, Nijmegen, Holland)
2006 "Dramarama", Piirustuskerho as part of the Dramarama exhibition (Kunstcentrum Belgie, Hasselt Belgium)
2005 "Beyond the Valley - The Helsinki Exchange", exhibition of new Finnish design (London, United Kingdom)
2005 Glömp -anthology's group exhibition (Lybecker Institute of Arts and Crafts, Raahe)
2005 "Piirustuskerho II", drawings by Piirustuskerho collective (Kurpitsatalo, Tampere)
2005 "Bepa & Stondis", duo exhibition with Benjamin Bergman (Restaurant Kola, Helsinki)
2005 "Masters of Arts 2005", UIAH's Masters of Arts graduates' exhibition (Media Center Lume, Helsinki)
2005 Finnish comics exhibition (Fumetto Comics Festival, Luzern, Switzerland)
2005 "Perskeles! - Sarjakuvia Tampereelta", exhibition of comic artists in Tampere (City Library of Tampere)
2004 "Perskeles! - Sarjakuvia Tampereelta", exhibition of comic artists in Tampere (Helsinki Book Fair)
2004 "Tarinasta kuviksi", exhibition of illustrations for Leena Lehtolainen's book (Academic Bookstore, Helsinki)
2004 "Divine Manki Musik", group paintings with Jarno Latva-Nikkola and Roope Eronen (Helsinki Comics Festival)
2004 "Divine Manki Musik", group paintings with Jarno Latva-Nikkola and Roope Eronen (Kirjakahvila, Turku)
2004 "Flower Blocks", comic exhibition of Hurry -collective (AltCom, Malmö, Sweden)
2004 "Wettwerb", exhibition of finalists of Fumetto comics competition (Fumetto Comics Festival, Luzern, Switzerland)
2004 "Perskeles! - Sarjakuvia Tampereelta", exhibition of comic artists in Tampere (Media Center Rupriikki, Tampere)
2004 International Caragiale Exhibition, caricatures (Cartoonist Rights Network, Romania)
2004 "Flower Blocks", comic exhibition of Hurry -collective (kArton Gallery, Budapest, Hungary)
2003 "Flower Blocks", comic exhibition of Hurry -collective (Serieteket, Stockholm, Sweden)
2003 "Flower Blocks", comic exhibition of Hurry -collective (Helsinki Comics Festival)
2003 "Flower Blocks", comic exhibition of Hurry -collective (Berliner Comicfestival, Berlin, Germany)
2003 TTY logo design exhibition (TTY, Tampere)
2003 "Kahvitarjoilu", comic paintings by four comic artists (Rajatila Gallery, Tampere)
2002 "Viva Helsinki!", Helsinki-based design exhibition (Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain)
2002 "GSO 2002", exhibition of UIAH's graphic design department (Lume Media Center, Helsinki)
2001 "Fondue", exhibition of Finnish typography (Museum of Industrial Arts, Helsinki)
1999 Diploma of Arts graduates' exhibition (Lybecker Institute of Arts and Crafts, Raahe)
1999 "Kenelle soittaisin seuraavaksi?", exhibition of new Finnish comics (Art Museum of Joensuu)
1999 "Kenelle soittaisin seuraavaksi?", exhibition of new Finnish comics (Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Arts, Helsinki)
1998 Exhibition of new northern photography (NuKu, Oulu)

GRANTS AND PRIZES
2006 Travel grant, Stripdagen festival in Holland (Arts Council of Finland)
2006 Grant for artistic work to finish The Second Book of Hope (Finnish Comics Professionals)
2005 Grant to print a comic book (Design Council of Finland)
2005 Grant for artistic work (City of Helsinki)
2005 Traveling grant to build an exhibition in London (Arts Council of Finland)
2005 Grant for 2 months stay in Villa Karo (Benin) art residence (Villa Karo Foundation)
2005 "Hopeahuippu", 2nd prize for the book "Just Another Day - The Story of Habbo Hotel" (Vuoden Huiput)
2005 "Nordens bästa fanzine", 1st prize for Glömp -anthology as a best alternative publication of the year (SPX, Stockholm, Sweden)
2005 Grant for artistic work (Arts Council of Finland)
2005 "Prix Alternative", shared 1st prize for Glömp -anthology as the the best alternative publication of the year (32nd Angouleme Comics Festival, France) *
2004 "Most heavenly fanzine of the year", for Glömp -anthology (Helsinki Comics Festival)
2004 1st prize, oldskool graphics competition (Assembly'04, Helsinki)
2004 Grant for artistic work (Association of Finnish Comic Artists)
2004 3rd prize, international comics competition of Fumetto (Luzern, Switzerland)
2004 Grant for artistic work (Arts Council of Finland)
2004 Traveling grant to build an exhibition in Budapest (Arts Council of Finland)
2003 Grant for printing a comic book (Design Council of Finland)
2003 "Golden Nica", for Habbo Hotel by Sulake Labs (Ars Electronica) *
2003 Traveling grant to Berlin Comics Festival (Arts Council of Finland)
* Group projects
2003 3rd prize, Finnish Championships of Sprint Strip (Arctic Comics Festival, Kemi)
2003 "Golden, Silver and Bronze Pixels" in different series for Habbo Hotel by Sulake Labs (The Big one '03) *
2003 "Hopeahuippu", 2nd prize for the Salpausselän Kirjapaino's book (Vuoden Huiput) *
2003 Honorable mention, for Habbo Hotel by Sulake Labs (Vuoden Huiput) *
2003 1st prize, realtime dranw graphics (AltParty, Helsinki)
2002 Two "Golden Pixels" in different series for Habbo Hotel by Sulake Labs (The Big One '02) *
2002 "90 Years of Comics" -prize (Association of Finnish Comic Artists)
2002 2nd price, pikB Graphics Competition (AltParty, Helsinki)
2001 "Silver Pencil", for Habbo Hotel by Sulake Labs (One Show Interactive) *
2000 2nd prize, oldskool graphics competition (Assembly2k, Helsinki)
2000 "Grand Prix", for Habbo Hotel by Sulake Labs (M&M) *
1998 1st prize, C-64 graphics competition (Zoo'98, Tampere)
1998 2nd prize, C-64 graphics competition (Assembly'98, Helsinki)
1997 2nd prize nationally (Agfa Young Designer's Contest)
1997 1st prize, C-64 graphics competition (Zoo'97, Pori)
1997 1st prize, C-64 graphics competition (Assembly'97, Kerava)
1996 1st prize, C-64 graphics competition (Assembly'96, Kerava)
1994 1st prize, C-64 graphics competition (Assembly'94, Kerava)
1993 1st prize, C-64 graphics competition (Assembly'93, Kerava)
1993 3rd prize, Amiga 500 graphics compeititon (The Computer Crossroads'93, Gothenburg, Sweden)
1993 3rd prize, C-64 graphics compeititon (The Computer Crossroads'93, Gothenburg, Sweden)
1992 2nd prize, C-64 graphics competition (Assembly'92, Kauniainen)
1991 2nd prize, C-64 graphics competition (Gathering'91, Parikkala)

OTHER ACTIVITY
- Participated in publishing of around 100 small press magazines and records
- Former member of Kutikuti comic art studio and it's free tabloid Kuti
- Former member of graphic design collective Hurry
- Tutor for comic artist Jarno Latva-Nikkola's diploma work from Lahti - Polytechnic comics department (2003)
- Lecture: 'Small press comics and the meaning of anthology' for the libraries of southern Finland (2004)
- Invited guest for different comic and literature related happenings (eg. Fumetto'05 (Luzern, Switzerland), Kemi Arctic Comic Festival '05, Bedeteca '05 (Lissabon, Portugal), Helsinki Book Fair '0), Angouleme Comics Festival '06 (Angouleme, France)
- Member of the board of Finnish Comics Association 2005-
- Member of the Helsinki Comics Festival organization 2005-
- Member of the Association of Finnish Comics Professionals 2007-
- Member of the Association ofFinnish Illustrators 2007-

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