Korhonen (b.1973) has worked for Danish Egmont Comic Creation, large
Disney comics producer, from 1993. He has done the variety of Disney
comics. From one-pagers to longer stories, from just scripting to all
finished artwork, from mice to ducks and other Disney characters. Plus
special covers, posters, postcards and additional editorial material
just for Finnish Disney comics publisher HelsinkiMedia.
Before his Disney works Kari worked as freelancer doing various kinds
of advertising illustrations; brochures, pictures on juice cans and
storyboards for short ad films etc. Biggest job (at least in size) was
Santa Claus images on Finnair´s Santa Claus jet aeroplane 1995.
whenever advertisement agency needed comic strip or Funny animal type
stuff Kari was called in.
Kari's first contact with Egmont Comic Creation happened in 1992 in Aku
Ankka -comic book´s editorial premises. He showed his work to
editors Bob Foster and Byron Erickson, as they were visiting there.
Kari started to do short stories (1-4 pages) first and some script
writing. Gradually his work amount increased and he is doing Disney
comics practically full time now.
Among his favorite Disney artists are Carl Barks, Romano Scarpa, Daan
Jippes, Daniel Branca and Floyd Gottfredson.
Korhonen´s special covers and other extra stuff have not been
published outside Finland. They are made by special permission from
Disney Nordic A/S in Denmark or Disney Creative Center in Paris.
Therefore they are not Finnish production.
More about Kari Korhonen:
(In Finnish) Good Fellows
Comics Store´s creators
About Aku Ankan taskukirja:
(also just in Finnish)
Korhonen index in INDUCKS (COA)
this includes mainly stories made for Egmont. Most of the Finnish
covers are there too.
Large poster that was made as an extra piece for Aku Ankan taskukirja,
digest sized comic (256-400 pages) that publishes Italian
Sources of information:
Interview of Kari Korhonen, Ankkalinnan Pamaus 2/2000 by Timo Ronkainen.