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Michelangelo Setola und Amanda Vähämäki

Michelangelo Setola

Michelangelo Setola was born in Bologna in 1980.

His drawings and his comics has been published in the magazines „Hamelin“, „Lo straniero“, „Sugo“,
„Black“, „Frame“, „Glomp“, „Canicola“, „Orang“, „De Brakke Hond“, „Strapazin“ and „Internazionale“.

In 2004 he has published Michelangelo Setola, a 20-drawings book. In 2005 an exibition of his works,
Un posto tranquillo, has been kept in Bologna.

In 2006 he won the first prize at the international comics contest organized by „Fumetto“ Comics festival of Luzern,
and realized together with Amanda Vähämäki the book Souvlaki Circus and the exibition Un cuculo di cento chili,
(Hinterconti gallery, Hamburg). In 2008 during his personal exibition at „Fumetto“ Comics festival in Luzern, the
comic book Bar Miki has been published.

Amanda Vähämäki

Amanda Vähämäki was born in Tampere in 1981.

She studied fine arts in the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna. She started self-publishing her comics in 2004
and became a member of the Canicola group, located in Bologna.

Winning the Fumetto competition in 2005 was the very first time she hit the international scene.

In 2006 her first graphic novel „Campo di Babˆ“ („The Bun Field“) was published and she decided to move
back to Finland. She lived for a couple of years in Helsinki, working in the Kutikuti comic studio with the
Kutikuti collective. Her second graphic novel „Aitienpaivä“, was published in 2008.

Now she lives on an island somewhere in Southern Finland. Her comics can be found in lots of anthologies
and in a variety of languages.