Illustrating Me

illu_fishing“Me and my friend are fishing at the lake of Lieksa.”
A panel from the comics “As refugees in Finland” (man, 26, Iraq)


Negative Decision

Ahmed (man, 37, Iraq)


A lonely traveller

A woman is drunken in the park. I help her, I give her my shirt / I sit on the seaside in Ruoholahti. The sun is shining though it is already evening / I swing in the park. I think why I’m alone in the world / At the end of the day I cycle back home

Ahad (man, 27, Afganistan)

Right to LiveComics workshop held in Right to live demonstration

demo sarjis

world villageIllustrating Me exhibition at the World Village festival, Helsinki Railway square


In the Illustrating me exhibition asylum seekers from different parts of Finland share their stories in the comic form. Comics were created in workshops held during 2016-2017 in reception centers. During the year 2017 Illustrating Me touring exhibition tours around Finland in two copies.

The project was implemented by associations World Comics Finland  and Hei Helsinki with the support of Arts Promotion Centre Finland.