Ville Tietäväinen

Ville Tietäväinen (b. 1970) is an exceptionally talented cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer. He has been awarded several times for his artwork. In 2011 he was selected to receive the most distinguished cultural prize in Finland, the Finnish Cultural Foundation Award.

He won the 2011 Graphic Novel Finlandia Prize for his graphic novel Invisible Hands, which has also been published in Arabic (Sefsafa), German (Avant), French (Casterman) and Swedish (Epix). Tietäväinen’s previous graphic novel, Birds and Seas (2003), was also published in France by Delcourt.

Ville Tietäväinen on Finnish Comics Society’s homepage

 

Works

The Invisible (Näkymätön, a children’s book with Elina Hirvonen, Lasten keskus 2016)
The Seafarer (Puiden tarinoita: Merenkulkija, a children’s book with Iiro Küttner, Books North 2015)
– published also in English (Books North, 2016)
The Knight (Puiden tarinoita: Ritari,  a children’s book with Iiro Küttner, Books North 2014)
– published also in English (Books North, 2016)
The Carpenter (Puiden tarinoita: Puuseppä, a children’s book with Iiro Küttner, Books North 2014)
– published also in English (Books North, 2016)
Just a Bad Dream (Vain pahaa unta, WSOY 2013 – with Aino Tietäväinen)
Invisible Hands
(Näkymättömät kädet, WSOY 2011)
Birds and Seas (Linnut ja meret, Tammi Publishers 2003)

 

Prizes and awards

2015 Prix des Lecteurs du Var Prize (France)
2014 Torchbearer Prize for best international potential – with Aino Tietäväinen
2011 Graphic Novel Finlandia Prize
2011 The Finnish Cultural Foundation Award

 

Production