An Irreverent Guide to Life's Awkward Moments,
by Karolina Korhonen, Finland.
Mild-mannered protagonist Matti is a typical Finn who appreciates peace, quiet, and personal space—but things do not always go according to his wishes. Finnish Nightmares is an illustrated collection of his and many people’s worst fears when it comes to social interactions. There is a comic for every squeamish scenario, from having to sing your own praises in a job interview, to being unable to leave your apartment because a neighbor is in the hallway. With a charming and quirky universality, there is an awkward and laughable situation that everyone can relate to.
Hardcover, 100pp. 2019