Here, you will find short profiles of our talented artists who have kindly donated their time to us. They are responsible for example for the various illustrations you see, a really impressive sculpture, and designing our åwesome mascot Archie!
Petri Hiltunen is a Finnish cartoonist and illustrator. He was born October 13, 1967, and lives in Helsinki, Finland, with his wife and daughter.
Petri has done almost everything in the field of commercial art. He is known best for his graphic novels and book illustrations, including the illustrations for the Finnish editions of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, but they are only part of the story.
He has worked with newspaper comics, cartoons, caricatures, commercials, storyboards, layouts, character design, schoolbook illustrations, tattoos, magazine illustrations, writing, lecturing, and teaching. He has also done cover paintings for books, CD:s and games.
At Archipelacon Petri will participate in multiple programme items, he will be part of the Mass Effect discussion, be a participant on the Trolls in Nordic science fiction and fantasy panel, and give a presentation about comic book adaptations of movies.
Jenny Wiik is an illustrator and writer with a dark past as a teacher and doctoral student in Art history and Visual culture. She was born 1978 and lives in Turku with her husband and three children.
In addition to editorial and commercial illustration, Wiik has written and illustrated one fantasy novel (Bildbindaren, Schildts & Söderströms 2012) and illustrated SF short stories for Enhörningen. She is currently writing her second novel, working with game art, fairy tale illustration, animation, and numerous other artistic projects.
At Archipelacon Wiik will hold a presentation about her illustration work, lead a panel on fantasy and science fiction art, and participate in the recording of an episode of Fantastisk Podd, a Swedish podcast about writing science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Johan Karlsson is a scrap artist, which means that he creates sculptures and artisanal handicraft from old metal scrap. He was born in 1974 and has two children, Ebba and Molly.
He began making scrap art about eight years ago. He attended two crafts schools in the 1990s and specialised in metal art and crafts. After graduating, it took him a few years to start creating art for real, and it is not his primary occupation.
He has had several solo exhibitions and shared exhibitions with other local artists in Åland, and now he has created a sculpture for Archipelacon. The sculpture will welcome our members taking part in the group travel at the harbour in Mariehamn, and during the rest of the convention, it can be found in front of Alandica.