Salmiakki Fiction 2017 – Call for Artists and Staff

Sanmagumo Original Comic Project Salmiakki Fiction -SF- 2017
Call for Artists & Staff from Finland, Japan and around the world


EDIT: Thank you for everyone who applied! We now have a wonderful team of artists and writers ready to make the best salmiakki comic book ever! Stay tuned!

The application period for translators (English-Japanese-English) and proofreaders (English / Japanese) is open until June 21st! You can still join the fun! 🙂


Salty Liquorice.
Loved by the Finns, avoided by many. Full of things unexplained, unfolding into the pages of a comic book.

This summer, Sanmagumo will bring you a bilingual and multicultural speculative fiction comic collection imagining the incredible worlds of salmiakki!
The book will be published at Worldcon Creators Alley in Helsinki in August 2017.

The main theme of the comic collection will be a type of salty liquorice known as salmiakki, found in abundance in Finland. We welcome works from a wide variety of genres or mixed genres under the wonders of speculative fiction, as long as the piece has something to do with salmiakki.

We are now calling for comic makers from Japan, Finland and elsewhere in the world!
We also warmly welcome translators, proofreaders, fact checkers for checking things we don’t know, and social media people. Also feel free to ask about different forms of collaboration or support. If you wish to do only writing or drawing, we can pair up people to create a comic together. We also have a bunch of story ideas ready for drawing.

The comic project is made under the  Finnish – Japanese Comic Group / Label Sanmagumo. Sanmagumo is led by us Nieal and Maro, living in Tampere, Finland. We have spent happy days and nights with similar international comic productions since 2013, bringing together magnificent Finnish and Japanese artists to explore cultural communication through comics.

Since the book is self-published, we can’t offer any reward money to the participants as much as we would love to. We will take part in Worldcon, Comic Market and Tracon  with this project.

Got interested? Please email a short introduction about yourself to sanmagumo at gmail and we’ll send you the detailed invitation. After this you have until 28th of May to tell us about what you would like to do (please check the mail invitation for details about what info we need). We will let each possible participant know as soon as possible if they have been accepted into the project.

さんま雲では『Worldcon』にてサルミアッキをモチーフにSFを作る多国籍参加プロジェクト『Salmiakki Fiction (or Fantasy)』を行います。つきましては、『Worldcon』及び『C91』で頒布するオリジナル同人誌製作のスタッフを募集しております。


興味のあるかたは個別に詳細を送らせていただきますので、さんま雲のメールアドレスsanmagumo あっと gmail までご連絡ください。


And now – come with us into the depths of salmiakki!

Nieal & Maro