This is not a Bicycle is a 68-page zine printed in black on pink paper. It measures 133 x 190 millimeters and includes work by 60 Finnish comic artists:
Sami Aho, Mari Ahokoivu, JP Ahonen, Hanna Arvela-Sarén, Maria Björklund, Terhi Ekebom, Roope Eronen, Matti Hagelberg, Jyrki Heikkinen, Filippa Hella, Olli Hietala, Tuuli Hypén, Pertti Jarla, Richard Jensen, Emmi Jormalainen, Kaltsu Kallio, Timo Kokkila, Jan Konsin, Ilpo Koskela, Kati Kovacs, A-K Laine, Karri Laitinen, Reetta Laitinen, Kivi Larmola, Jarno Latva-Nikkola, Marko Latva-Nikkola, Hanna-Pirita Lehkonen, Annukka Leppänen, Ina Majaniemi, Eeva Meltio, Tommi Musturi, Reetta Niemensivu, Emmi Nieminen, Hans Nissen, Jyrki Nissinen, Christer Nuutinen, Anni Nykänen, Kati Närhi, Antti Ollikainen, Pentti Otsamo, Robert Ottosson, Elina Ovaskainen, Milla Paloniemi, Kaija Papu, Ville Pynnönen, Ville Ranta, Kati Rapia, Joonas Rinta-Kanto, Jii Roikonen, Anna Sailamaa, Kari Sihvonen, Kasper Strömman, Aino Sutinen, Tiitu Takalo, Petteri Tikkanen, Katja Tukiainen, Marko Turunen, Riitta Uusitalo, Jari Vaara, Emmi Valve & Mikko Väyrynen
Price 5 euros including postage.
The brief was simple enough — make a drawing, in black and white, depicting the two of us on one of our cycling journeys. We then placed the aforementioned brief along with some blank paper in envelopes and sent them away.
The recipients? All the comic book artists we had had the fortune of coming across over the years. In publishing this small zine we wish to share the joy we felt when receiving the fabulous pieces of art with you.
In between the zines covers you will be able to see how a group of talented individuals envision our small world of bike travel. And who knows, maybe one of the drawings will inspire you to jump on your bike as well.
Price 5 euros plus postage.