I’m a Finnish graphic designer and illustrator who loves to read. I mostly read fantasy – epic or modern, ya or adult, books or graphic novels, it doesn’t really make a difference. I also read other speculative fiction as well as classics.
Some info about me
I’ve been reading mostly fantasy books ever since I discovered the Dragonlance Chronicles and the Belgariad series when I was in the 6th grade (I was totally in love with Raistlin – or still am). Although I wasn’t a stranger to fantasy even before that, since my mother had read the Narnia books to me and my sister when we were little. At first I read mostly high fantasy, then focused more on modern fantasy (by that I mean that the setting is modern day, like Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere). Lately I’ve also been reading Young Adult books, since I noticed that there are lots of fantasy titles in YA nowadays.
Here are some of my favourite books/graphic novels
- The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
- The Courtney Crumrin series by Ted Naifeh
- Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
- The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
- Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
- Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
- The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
- Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
- Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
What’s that header about?
It is a modern Snow White that I drew some time ago. I just though a fairy tale character would fit a book blog!