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Joy the Monster by Sami Aho

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Joy the Monster by Sami Aho, Translation by Satu Karjalainen, Font by Marko Turunen

This comic book follows a nocturnal monster named Joy who is hungry and searches for food in the nighttime forest amongst a cast of characters.

Sami is a comic artist and illustrator who has published various books and a member of Kutikuti in Helsinki, Finland. His work is often surreal and reflects his ideas and perceptions about the world, albeit not always directly. Sami’s comics can be melancholic and dreamy, and they sometimes explore the potential of wordless narration and the power of silence. Weird things, nature, shapes, existential questions, nonsense, are among his sources of inspiration and he makes all sorts of comics, from clear narratives to nightmarish houses of mirrors.

Published by Kutikuti, Finland, 2018

4.75” x 7”

18 pages

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