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 […]

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. […]