Petteri Tikkanen

A comic art rockstar in Finland in every sense Petteri is a universe all of his own! Gorgeous drawings, great narratives and his transformation into alter ego Black Peider makes him irresistible we think!

Petteri Tikkanen (born 1975) is a Finnish comic artist from the small town of Iisalmi. He started out working in fanzines in the mid 1990s. Early works were mainly based around horror and humour.

By the turn of the century he focused on semi-autobiographical stories about Kanerva (Heather) and Eero (Eric). Albums based on Eero are a classic boy's growing-up story.

Sometimes Petteri performs as a Lucha Libre character Black Peider on stage. This character also appears in Petteri's body of work loosely exploring masculinity and music. Petteri also works as an illustrator and teaches illustration.



Artwork for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018 by Petteri Tikkanen