One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Types of Fruit by Eurwentala Illustration

When was the last time you read a textbook? Did the pictures catch your attention? Sometimes pictures literally jump off the pages, other times you don’t even notice there are any. I’m a visual person and I remember things best in images (also text from a book page). The textbooks of my school years didn’t […]

The Best Time to Publish

Non-profit Magazines: Pick Your Date!

  Publishing non-profit magazines is bliss – there’s so much freedom! With freedom come choices. One major decision is to figure out when and how often to publish the magazine. It’s very easy to pick a traditional pattern and let the budget direct the choice. Common options for a traditional print magazine are monthly, six […]

Comics Festival in Helsinki 2nd to 3rd September 2017

  Helsinki Comics Festival had moved to a new location this year in Suvilahti and despite the bit “out of city centre” place, proved very successful. There were about 11 000 visitors in the spacious halls of Suvilahti. This year’s theme was Latin America, which was present in the guest speakers and exhibitions alike. But my […]

Digital Stories – the New Normal in the Text Book Publishing

  Today’s children are called diginatives for a good reason. However, it’s taken some time for the text book publishers and schools alike to jump on the wagon. The Finnish Illustration Association organized a seminar on 8th September, the International Literacy Day, to tackle the subject of digital stories and what they mean to the illustrators. AR […]

Marjorie Reynolds: Take Your Novel to the Next Level

  Writing a novel is not an easy job. Marjorie Reynolds tackles one by one all the major stumbling blocks that might come in the way of you and your first novel. What seems to be closest to her heart is how to create subtext, but she gives expert advice with plenty of practical examples […]