Mauri Kunnas

Espoo, Finland

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Mauri Tapio Kunnas

Current Location:: Espoo, Finland
Birthplace: Karkku, Finland
Immediate Family:

Son of Olavi Kunnas and Martta Irene Kunnas
Husband of Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Private and Private

Occupation: Graafikko, kuvataiteilija, kirjailija, sarjakuvapiirtäjä
Managed by: Lääkintöneuvos Tapani Sipilä
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About Mauri Kunnas

Mauri Tapio Kunnas (1950-) is a Finnish cartoonist and children's author. Kunnas matriculated in 1969 and graduated from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki as a graphic designer in 1975. He has worked as a political cartoonist in many Finnish newspapers. His works have been translated to 35 languages.

Kunnas is most famous for his numerous children's books, illustrated by himself and featuring anthropomorphic animals. His most famous children's book series is called Koiramäki (Dog Hill), set in historical Finland, featuring anthropomorphic dogs. His other works include Riku, Roope ja Ringo (Ricky, Rocky and Ringo), some "horror" books and books about Santa Claus.

Aside of children's books, Kunnas has also drawn a rock and roll parody comic called Nyrok City for teenagers and adults. The comic parodies 1970s-1980s era rock and roll culture such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in a Finnish style. It is one of the few Kunnas works in which the characters are drawn as humans (more or less).

Kirjailija, graafikko, kuvataiteilija ...

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Mauri Kunnas's Timeline

February 11, 1950
Karkku, Finland