• Karoliina Korhonen

    karoliina korhonen lives in Oulu, Finland, and works as a digital graphics artist. In 2017, she won the prestigeous Gaiman Awards, a Japanese award created to raise awareness of non-Japanese comics in Japan, for her comic Finnish Nightmares.
  • Finnish Nightmares – A Different Kind of Social Guide to Finland

    It all started with a few strips on Facebook. I made them just randomly after thinking what would be the most awkward situation for a stereotypical Finn. The posts went viral and after one week I got 80K likes. Now we're at 130K likes.

    When they have to promote themselves. When an acquaintance says hello by kissing them on a cheek. When they owe a favour. When they wait for a bus in pouring rain, but there's already someone under the pentice. When they run out of coffee.That's when it happens. A Finnish awkward moment.

    The character of Karoliina Korhonen's comic strips is Finnish Matti, who loves silence and personal space. If someone gets angry or is behaving badly, he wonders what he has done wrong.

    Finnish Nightmares is a book about what it is like to be a Finn in social occasions. For a foreigner the book opens implied codes that can be difficult to understand but are shared with all Finns.

    For Finns we recommend they would read this book behind closed doors. Bursting with laughter in public is so embarrassing.

    Published originally in Finland in February 2016 the book has since then sold 35 000 copies and has been in the official Finnish best-selling top 10 non-stop for 18 months!

    • Original Title |
      Suomalaisten painajaisia
    • Pages |
      48
    • Publishing Year |
      2016
    • Available Material |
      English Manuscript
    • Rights Sold |
      CHI S | JAP | KOR | SVK | USA | CHI C
  • Finnish Nightmares 2 – An Even More Different Kind of Social Guide to Finland

    Hello again. This is Matti, if you didn’t know him already.

    Matti is just a regular Finn. He does things the way a regular Finn would do: In silence and trying his best not to stand out or bother anyone.This is a second book of his life (mentioning that to him makes him a little embarrassed).Finnish Nightmares was published originally in Finland in February 2016 and the book has so far sold 35 000 copies!
    • Original Title |
      Suomalaisten painajaisia 2
    • Pages |
      64
    • Publishing Year |
      2017
    • Available Material |
      English Manuscript
    • Rights Sold |
      JAP | KOR | CHI S | USA | CHI C
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