Ukkosmaine Book In Person

On Easter Monday morning I met up with Ville Karttunen from Ukkosmaine and he brought me the printed Ukkosmaine book: Salamaponin selässä – Ukkosmaineen tarinoita which he has written and I’ve illustrated. You’ve already seen glimpses of this book in the making of the cover post and some sketches of the illustrations.ukkosmaine_kauppatori_book_2014 Our plan was to celebrate the finished book and cheer it with some special coffees or sparkling wine. But it was the Easter Monday and no place were open. Finally we found a cooking booth in the Helsinki Market Square that sold fried vendace fish and soft drinks. So coke it was. But the sun was shining and coke tasted good while browsing trough the book that looked exactly as planned and even better. It’s always great feeling to see the final product in person and feel it in your hands. So cool. Cheers!


I’m on the left and the writer Ville Karttunen on the right. Photographs by Elli and Ville 2014

Here are some more photographs of the book. Both outside and inside. ukkosmaine_book_ellimaanpaa_2014_1  ukkosmaine_book_ellimaanpaa_2014_2  ukkosmaine_book_ellimaanpaa_2014_3  ukkosmaine_book_ellimaanpaa_2014_7  ukkosmaine_book_ellimaanpaa_2014_6  ukkosmaine_book_ellimaanpaa_2014_7  ukkosmaine_book_ellimaanpaa_2014_8

Here is my desktop at the Heya workroom. Do you notice something new around here (other than it’s a bit messy)? ukkosmaine_book_ellimaanpaa_2014_9Yes. Well spotted! It’s of course the new Ukkosmaine poster in the right corner looking bright and cheerful.

The book will be released officially on the 30th of April and you can pre order it here.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST I thought I would organize little LOTTERY with you guys. The prize: One Salamaponin selässä book with my autograph (value 19,95€). The book is in Finnish but maybe you’re interested in learning the language or then you can just concentrate on looking at the photographs and illustrations. I promise you this book will be collecting treasure later on. What you have to do is like Ukkosmaine facebook page here and follow my blog either trough  wordpress, facebook or bloglovin. Then just leave your email address to the comment box below. You have time to enter until the 1st of May 2014. Ok? Go!


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