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is a Finnish
Finland , officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north and Russia in the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland.Around 5.4 million people reside...
comic book artist, illustrator, graphical designer and teacher. He attended the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and achieved a Master of Arts
A Master of Arts from the Latin Magister Artium, is a type of Master's degree awarded by universities in many countries. The M.A. is usually contrasted with the M.S. or M.Sc. degrees...
degree. Hagelberg is the only famous Finnish author to use scratch cardboard
Scratchboard or scraperboard is a technique where drawings are created using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with black India ink. Scratchboard can also be made with several layers of multi-colored clay, so the pressure exerted on the...
as his medium and has won a Puupää hat award of the Finnish Comic Society in 1997. He is married to Katja Tukiainen
Katja Maarit Tukiainen is a Finnish artist and cartoonist. She was the regional artist of Uusimaa from 1999 to 2001 and the 2003 winner of the Finnish Comic Society's annual Puupää award. In 2007 she received the Finnish State Prize for Design....
with one child.
Hagelberg's comics are humorous and discursive. He combines mythology and popular culture with fantastic and autobiographical elements in a liberal way. It is also common for Hagelberg to use a heroic character named directly after himself.
Excerpts from bibliography
- B.E.M. -series, issues 1 - 9. For example Bonuskaupungin vitsaukset, Venuksen Sulttaani, Tikapuuhermosto and Holmenkollen. (1992–2000)
- B.E.M. # 12 Kekkonen (Otava)
- Le Mauvais oeil sur (Strasbourg, Angoulême, Marseille) 1997
- BIG Torino, biennale arte emergente 2000
- Un Regarde Moderne -gallery in Paris 2000
- The Finnish Culture Institute of Tallinn
Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. It occupies an area of with a population of 414,940. It is situated on the northern coast of the country, on the banks of the Gulf of Finland, south of Helsinki, east of Stockholm and west of Saint Petersburg. Tallinn's Old Town is in the list...
- Best of year 1993 - special prize and commendation for best use of paper medium
- Best of year 1995 - silver apex for B.E.M. 2
- Puupää hat award, 1997