Fear of Water

  I’ve been drawing all my life and drawing comics most of my life. My stories are often born on the quirky oddities of everyday life, something funny or weird. Fear of Water came from the very uncomfortable feeling I’ve so often had swimming in the sea or a lake where the bottom is invisible. […]

Want a Well-Educated Nation? Copy the Finnish Public Library System!

  How come a tiny country in the Northern Europe has managed to produce so well-educated citizens with such high literacy rate? The education system has its advantages, but I’d say there’s one more secret weapon, which is too often underrated even in Finland: the Finnish Public Library System. What Would I Do without Them? […]

Halloween – the Time of Ghost Stories

  Today is the night of all nights – at least when it comes to enjoying a bit of horror. I decided to give a taste of a good old time ghost story with a bunch of modern illustrations by me (trying out my new Wacom together with Inkscape and Scribus. Myra’s Well – A Tale […]

Why an Interview is a Writer’s Best Friend?

Ever wondered why there are so many interview based articles in newspapers? Why journalists want to make interviews? As an editor of small publications, I receive mainly articles without interviews from potential contributors. I wonder why. I’ve always preferred an interview as a means to gain knowledge and content for my writing. Yesterday I talked with […]

Anatomy of an Article

An article is like a living creature. It will flourish if it’s taken care of and suffer if some of its parts are neglected. All parts of a good article work in unison. But if the left hand doesn’t know what the right is doing, the feet get tangled and the head is spinning, then […]