Iriini Kalliomäki

I’m a London based illustrator originally from seriously up North: Finland. Back in the motherland I worked as a wilderness guide and then as a make up artist. Before I merged these two professions into glamorous hiking services I moved countries and enrolled into an art school.

I have worked with high end dolls houses, built cardboard spaceships for a music video and collaborated on a museum display about sewage systems, before finally finding my true love with picture and comic books. My work is heavily character based. My heroines tend to be young girls, or elderly ladies and their animal sidekicks. I love sci-fi and all things gruesome. In my stories tentacles are knitted and witches race on their brooms, whilst cats do the navigating.