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Me, Mikko and Annikki

Mikko and Annikki

Suuri Kurpitsa 2014
248 pages, colour, perfect bound

Tiitu´s graphic novel Me, Mikko and Annikki: A Community Love Story in a Finnish City will be published in August 2019 by North Atlantic Books.

Me, Mikko and Annikki is a graphic novel depiciting a wooden housing block in Tampere, Finland. The novel is an autobiographical love story and a renovations diary, but also a town's journey from a poor little village into a significant industrial center. This town grows hand in hand with its factories; and a housing block is built into the workers' district. That block will later be called Annikki.

Mikko and Annikki describes the battle for protecting old buildings and the old housing culture and for the development of Annikki's wooden housing block into a scene of spontaneous alternative culture. The book tells a story about daydreaming and about the risks of dreaming. It also shows how overwhelming it can be when these dreams start coming true.


  • Excerpt of Mikko and Annikki
  • Tiitu Takalo pressikuva
Graphics & concept: Tiitu Takalo
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