Who am I?
Aspiring Author / Comic writer
A Finnish Master of Theology, former English major, a video gamer and a huge geek in general.
I graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2019, having majored in New Testament studies with a specific focus on cognitive science of religion and ritual studies. I wrote my master's thesis on the ritual meaning and power of Jesus' healing miracles, and explored the academic and cognitive notion of magic.
I've always loved coming up with ideas and telling stories, playing with the wildest dreams and running away with them.
I've fallen in love with many different storytelling mediums in my life. From serialized TV-dramas to genre fiction to classic literature to the wild pages of comic books. My dream is to write exciting stories, and currently I am focused on doing that through comics.
Having recently graduated, I am looking forward to my journey as an author while seeking various other opportunities. So far on my journey, I have been published by a few select indie publishers such as Irrational Comics & Corn Maze Press, and had some short stories made for various online communities. I also currently have 2 exciting stories in development for an upcoming anthology by Arledge Comics, to be released in 2020.
On this page you will find a few selected examples of my recent work. To see all my work, both published and otherwise, you can find them by navigating the top bar.
Law of the Land
Making Comics -Discord contest
Art by Jacob Fleming
This one page comic was made in collaboration with the immensely talented Jacob Fleming for a community contest.
I am very proud of this one, which began with the simple idea of children playing make-believe.
Our entry was very well received, as we managed to win the overall contest.
The contest was judged in various categories.
Our comic came in 1st in Art, Coloring, & Lettering, 2nd in Writing & Composition, and 4th in Originality.
You might be interested in Nick Macari's article judging the writing of these stories.
ComicBook BlackBelt did a video on the linework of the stories as well!
Mohammed Agbadi judged the coloring, and made a video as well.
PITCH is an unique anthology run by Irrational Comics. Their core idea is that writes submit a story idea for a complete 20-page one-shot, along with the first 3 pages of that story. From those pitches Irrational Comics chooses 10 entries, and they will produce the first 3-pages, creating an anthology of comic concepts.
The catch is that one of those ten concepts will get the chance to be produced into the full 20-page comic.
My story, titled "Incandescent World" appeared in the 2019 edition of PITCH.
All art by Derek Chua & the Irrational Comics team.
Home Sweet Home -Anthology
Corn Maze Press.
Upcoming 2019 / 2020
Edited by Maize Lovie
Digital To Be Released
I had the opportunity to contribute to Home Sweet Home, an anthology by Corn Maze Press. This autobiographical anthology features a number of heartfelt stories about home.
My contribution is a 2-page script, about my great-grandfather and how his art is a way for me to connect to my past even today. My story is illustrated by the talented Rafael Magat.
Though our Kickstarter campaign was ultimately unsuccessful, the book will be released digitally soon with the possibility of a physical release at a later date.
"Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one."