Then why nobody has done it in 100 years? Because nobody thought of it??.. Don't think so.. Could the reason be that it really was such an enormous task? (almost 30.000 verses to work with!) So it's actually quite amazing that finally in this century it's FULLY illustarted (and not just photos of some live performance). SO I repeat The Kalevala Graphic Novel being the first FULLY illustrated Kalevala, with nothing to compare with.
Finnish cartoonist Kristian Huitula illustrated the comic book adaptation of the Kalevala. The Kalevala Graphic Novel contains the storyline of all the 50 chapters in original text form.