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Karstein Volle

Graduated as a painter from the National Academy of Arts, Oslo 1999. Has since worked as an illustrator, comic artist, teacher and musician. Has released books, records and delivered illustrations to most major publications in Finland and Norway.

Role: Artist, Writer

Articles: 15

Karstein's latest posts

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Alphabet of 2017: Installment 6

In the penultimate installment of his epic Alphabet of 2017 series, Karstein Volle presents us U to W. Wow indeed. Read more

Alphabet of 2017: Installment 5

In the fifth part of his illustrated series, Alphabet of 2017, Karstein Volle presents letters Q to T. Read more

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Alphabet of 2017: Installment 4

In the fourth part of his illustrated series, Alphabet of 2017, Karstein Volle presents letters M to P. Remember to check out the previous ones too. Read more

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Alphabet of 2017: Installment 3

In the third part of his illustrated series, Alphabet of 2017, Karstein Volle presents letters I to L. Read more

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Bang!

Karstein Volle presents Bang! Originally created as a reaction to Israeli overreach, this one page strip could easily apply to current EU and US policies. Read more

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Alphabet of 2017: Installment 2

In the second part of his illustrated series, Alphabet of 2017, Karstein Volle presents letters E to H. Read more

A Helsinki Sunny Morning

Karstein Volle visited Helsinki Railway station last weekend. Against a backdrop of demonstrations and growing tension, he chatted to Afghan refugee Ghulam about his uncertain future in Finland. Read more

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Alphabet of 2017: Installment 1

In a new seven part series for One Quart Magazine, Karstein Volle presents his Alphabet of 2017. This week, A to D. Read more

SWANS

As the mighty Swans return to Helsinki's Tavastia club next week, Karstein Volle revisits the band's last performance at the legendary venue. Just remember to take your earplugs! Read more

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The Date

When you're trying to fix up a date on Tinder, the thought of coming across a changeling may be to challenging for many. Karstein Volle starts a regular comic column for OQM with The Date; identity, love, alienation... Read more

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This ​i​s ​n​ot ​a​n ​a​rticle ​o​n This Is Not This Heat

It could only be this way. When This Heat decided to reform for some live shows last year, the band would naturally come back under the beguiling This is Not This Heat moniker. With his original comic strip This... Read more

People say politicians are all the same and politics doesn’t matter

It's two years since Karstein Volle wrote this strip and the bread queues have just gotten longer. Volle's imagery and words remain relevant. Read more

Karstein Volle - "Nyt riittää" comic

Nyt Riittää!

A young man has been murdered on the streets of Helsinki for voicing his opposition to openly fascist groups. Here's Nyt Riittää! by Karstein Volle and some of the best Finnish comic artists around. Read more

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Karstein Volle interviews Knut Nærum interviews Karstein Volle

As the 31st Helsinki Comics Festival arrives this weekend, Karstein Volle and his Vinossa collaborator Knut Nærum interview each other. They discuss contemporary comics, form and trends. Read more

I Love Everyone - Comic

I Love Everyone

In June of this year, Karstein Volle participated in the Oslo 24h comic challenge, where 24 Norwegian comic artists made 24 pages of comics in 24 hours. I Love Everyone is the story of a man with a terrorist mindset,... Read more

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