Pau in a nutshell

A 35-year-old comic artist and illustrator based in Turku, Finland.

Fun and full of ideas.

Interests include listing stuff, petting animals, keeping things tidy, RPG, british comedy, period drama, zombies, comics, music and stand-up.

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Education and coursework

2014 Turku University of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2010 Paasikivi-opisto, Vocational Qualification in Audiovisual Communication

2023 Novel seminar at Kirjan talo
2020 Bob Ross style oil painting at Hiiden Opisto
2015 Game Developer Trainee Programme at Opiframe
2015 Rails Girls Turku, Ruby on Rails
2014 Creative entrepreneurship at Yrityshautomo Creve
2014 Rug making at Taitokeskus Juselius
2008 Japanese bookbinding at Vimma
2006 International youth exchange in Estonia, comics
2002 Nuori Suomi youth instructor


Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint and most illustration techniques.
Some 3D texturing, Illustrator, Spriter, Corel Painter, Sculptris, Twine, Inky, Opentoonz etc.
Storyboarding. Character design. Comics. Graphic design. Events. Public speaking. Puns.
Native Finnish, fluent English, basics of Swedish.

Some of my collaborators

2022– Metacore, game art freelancer (ongoing)
2021 Kuuhubb Inc, story assistant
2016–2019 Rival Games Ltd, Art Manager and game graphics
2015–2016 TicBits Ltd, game graphics & level design
2013– Sieppo magazine, comic artist & illustrator (ongoing)
2009–2010 Leimahdus oy, graphic design, internship
2009 Whitestone oy, web graphics, internship
2007–2014 Sue Indierockpunkmetalzine, monthly comic

2015-2018 IGDA Finland Turku Hub volunteer.

2017 Paasikivi-opisto, digital painting course
2017 Vamos, two comic workshops (ages 12-15)
2015 Paasikivi-opisto, digital painting course
2015 Archipelacon, map workshop, speed portraits & fantasy art panel
2015 Paasikivi-opisto, digital painting workshop
2012 Nenäseikkailu, drawing workshop (ages 3-10)
2012 Kulttuuri kiertää -festival, two comic workshops (ages 12-13)
2011 Fairytale art project with Day Care Unit Suikkilanseutu (ages 5-7)
2005 Sakuracon, manga drawing workshop

Skybound, Save the Children Finland, SPIN, Sun in Eye Productions, Laura Pihl,
Turku Youth Theatre, Ropecon, Turun Sanomat, Tunne Hevonen, Lind & Co,
Myrskyn sankarit, Metsäkylän Ratsastuskeskus, Salon Nuorkauppakamari,
Cerberos Finland and more.

Selected projects I've been a part of

2018 Celebrating 15 years of The Walking Dead -livedraw at San Diego Comic Con
2018 Thief of Thieves Season One by Rival Games
2016 The Detail EP3: Devil in The Detail by Rival Games
2015 GridiQlous board game at Quantum Game Jam
2015 Crazy Kings by TicBits
2015 The Detail EP2: From the Ashes by Rival Games
2014 24 Hour Comic at Turun Sarjakuvakauppa
2014 Beyond the Wall - Fanzine of Ice and Fire
2014 Myrskyn sankarit - Vihollinen vihollisia, RPG
2013 Ropecon, convention graphics
2013 Myrskyn sankarit - Suurkuninkaan miekka, RPG
2012 Kakkoskierros, political comic anthology for Pekka Haavisto
2011 FALSE -self published comic with Laura Pihl
2011 Jotain Rajaa! -comic for ValoAurinko
2010 Turku Comic's Society scifi-anthology, "Perintö"
2004 Maailman ympäri 80 päivässä -play for Turku Youth Theatre (with Mike Pohjola,
Mikko Joukamaa, and Tekla Vanhakartano)