Friday, 24 February 2012

flyers, posters

In this post are gathered published and unpublished materials. Images and texts what were produced for Naturegraffix event but did not find release this time... Drafts. Same with other content, produced for a project. All will be published in separate sections. Artworks what were not released on first edition and poems what were written inspired of poems of first edition.

First release in this section: Poster what was ment to become a cover for expo by Anna Pavlova:

Vilnius: Opening of exposition Naturegraffix, 24 February 2012

Photos of opening by Tadas Šarūnas:

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Book released:

Naturegraffix vol.1 ISBN 978-9949-30-291-8 (Published in Tallinn, Estonia.) Comic stories, graphic novels by international artists with commented by poems of Valdur Mikita and members of Estonian Fund of Ecology. Cover: Endrju (Andrejs Lavrinovičs) THEME: ecology, nature versus urbanism. Selection of artists: international Language: english Copyright restriction: shared online for noncommercial use. Feel free to publish artists artwork they would be glad if you would contact them first. For ordering a book, contact: Elisabeth Salmin,



Naturegraffix in Tallinn

Opening of event:
Tallinn, 28 April 2012
Event originally started as "Koomiksibiennaal" will continue
in frame of Naturegraffix. (

Exposition of Naturegraffix vol.1, presentation of a book.

Marko Turunen
Marcel Ruijters
Koenig Lueq (curated by Latvian Comic Magazine "kuš!"
Karl-Erik Talvet
"kuš!" (With its new issue: comics in topic of sea.)

Comiczinelibrary presents: small comic-exposition-shelf
where all artists can distribute their small press comic books.
(Start of a project: )
Location: Mtü Raamaturing, Telliskivi raamatutaaskasutuskeskus.


Story by Valdur Mikita.
Original title: "Loomaluule võimalused."
First published:
Translated by Juta Ristsoo.

"Possibilities of Animal Poetry"

The idea to harness animals to the wagon of a human sign system is very old. The majority of such attempts have been related to rituals or prophecy. Poetry written by animals can also be classified in a certain sense as prophecy.

In the case of animal poetry, once must mark off the land area in advance, and by determining the location of the animals at certain times, we can map this with a previously created system of signs. The poem titled Punik and Mummu was written by dignified domestic cows in Suislepa Viljandi County. Without them knowing it, they have been made to serve the slightly degenerated fruits of bio-semiotic thought, which is why I feel obligated to sincerely apologize to them. However, since cows are undoubtedly the most noble and important animals in Estonian literary history, I believe that they have accepted the cultural semiotic burden of their forebears without complaint.

I have also tried to write poetry with the help of ants and spiders, but not outdoors, but indoors by drawing schemes on paper and the floor, which are based on the movements of the bugs. However, these endeavors have been failures. Bugs generally start to run along the edges of the barriers that restrict their movement and I didn’t know how to take this into account when drawing the legend. Therefore, the poetry based on the movement of the bugs on a chart comprised of squares was quite mediocre.

Similar poetry can also be written with the help of plants. In this case, the legend must be compiled in advance, and soil dug from an arbitrary location put on it to germinate. The various plants that sprout in the various sectors create different meanings. One can even imagine a book of poetry that is comprised of charts and small bags of soil. Taoists have certainly written such texts at one time. Why Taoists? Because through time, the queerest nonsense has been blamed on them, without anyone having the slightest idea about what these people are in fact doing. I think they are dealing with phloro poetry.

Punik and Mummu (typical cow names in Estonia:)

Legend of the pasture:

1. I’m a cow

2. I’m going to have drink

3. I hate people

4. take me away

5. where’s Punik?

6. where’s Mummu?

7. who are you?

8. do you have a tail?

9. I’m sleepy

10. damned horse-flies

11. hello!

9:33 o’clock

Punik: Take me away!
Mummu: I’m sleepy.

10:17 o’clock

Punik: Take me away!
Mummu: Where’s Mummu?

10:51 o’clock

Punik: I’m sleepy.
Mummu: Where’s Punik?

11:57 o’clock

Punik: I hate people.
Mummu: Who are you?

12:18 o’clock

Punik: Where’s Mummu?
Mummu: Hello!

13:09 o’clock

Punik: Damned horse-flies!
Mummu: Do you have a tail?

15:10 o’clock

Punik: Take me away.
Mummu: I’m going to have drink.

15:42 o’clock

Punik: I’m sleepy.
Mummu: Where’s Punik?