Heikki A Ollila

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I have been told by my cousins, that I was only 6 years old, when I first said that I’ll become a Member of Parliement. Did you have strong political beliefs during your youth? Yes indeed, I was very eager in political […]

Hannu Takkula

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? The reason why I became a politician is more like a coincidence. I was a radio reporter in Lapland and in 1990 Centre Party asked me to run for an MP. Did you have strong political beliefs during your youth? In my […]

Tuula Haatainen

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I studied Political Sciences at the University of Helsinki, had my first child and wanted to work for better child policy. In 1988 I was elected to Helsinki City Council and in 1996 I started in Parliament. Did you have strong political […]

Liisa Hyssälä

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? The final decision of becoming a politician was made only when I entered my candidacy for the Parliament. Before this I had worked in the Centre Party, however my work there was anything but politics. Did you have strong political beliefs during […]

Petri Neittaanmäki

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I joined the Center Party after the parliamentary elections of 1991 at the age of 16. At the same time, I started active participation in the Center Party youth movement of Central Finland. When I was elected to the municipal council of […]

Seppo Leinonen

How did you decide to become a drawer/cartoonist? I think I always wanted to become a cartoonist, illustrator and nature painter. I come from working class family, so the most important thing for my parents was to give their children a good education. So I didn’t dare to choose cartooning as a profession at the […]

Jarkko Vehniäinen

How did you decide to become a drawer/cartoonist? I have drawn since I was a kid. During schooltime I drew all the pages full of all kinds of funny stuff. In the meantime, I also destroyed all the possibilities for a good grades and good occupation. As an unemployed car mechanic I drew most of […]

Kivi Larmola

How did you decide to become a drawer/cartoonist? You probably know, how in every classroom there is a kid, who draws all the time, and other children come and ask: please would you draw a submarine, would you draw a horse… i was the one. So, from the age of seven, i was the one […]

Kristian Huitula

How did you decide to become a drawer / cartoonist? That hasn’t really ever been a strict decision for me. I have been drawing comics since very early childhood, before I could even read. Being a comic book artist is more like an obsession and very much a way of life more than anything else. […]

Pora

How did you decide to become a drawer / cartoonist? As a kid my relatives, friends and teachers gave me positive feedback about my drawings so I guess I felt that drawing was something I was good at and kept on practising. French and Belgian comics published in Ruutu and Non Stop comic magazines in […]

Tarmo Koivisto

How did you decide to become a drawer/cartoonist? Drawning has always been my favorite hobby – still is. I’ve been lucky to earn my living with it. At early stage I found it as a natural way to express myself by drawning and I was lucky enough – again – to get education and work […]

Ville

How did you decide to become a drawer / cartoonist? I graduated as an architect but I have always considered myself more of an artist. Illustration and graphic design are now my professions. Making comic albums is a passionate hobby. Was it a difficult choice to make? Why? I rather drifted into graphics business during […]

Keijo Ahlqvist

How did you decide to become a drawer / cartoonist? Having no brothers or sisters I had plenty of time to do quiet things like drawing. I used to read a lot, comics too, and I loved Donald Duck and Tintin. I studied in the university this and that but couldn’t accomplish my studies. Finally, […]

Timo Kokkila

How did you decide to become a drawer / cartoonist? It was a hobby when I was young (I was born in 1961) and slowly became a profession. Was it a difficult choice to make? Why? It was difficult. I studied architecture for some years, and worked in an architect-office. In about 1990 the office […]

Jii Roikonen

How did you decide to become a drawer/cartoonis t? Actually I´ve never decided that. I just never stopped drawing. I used to draw a lot already when I was about 4 or 5 years old, and few years later I found myself drawing cartoons. My cartoon was published first time when I was 14. it […]

Kati Rapia

How did you decide to become a drawer / cartoonist? I had been envious long enough reading and admiring some comics. I also wanted to draw but I was unsure of my drawing skills and also I waited for some BIG idea that was good enough to start. Then, I think it was 1997, german […]

Kaisa Rautio

How did you decide to become a drawer/cartoonist? As a child it felt natural to draw comics, I didn’t think of the whole thing so much back then. Then I started to think too much about it and thought that my comics weren’t good enough to be published or even to be drawn, and stopped […]

Esa Vitaniemi

How did you decide to become a drawer / cartoonist? It had to happen Was it a difficult choice to make? No, the choice was always clear, it was evident. Did you go to a school for drawers or cartoonists? No, I didn`t go to a school for drawers or cartoonists. I´m self-educated in that […]

Mika P Lietzen

How did you decide to become a drawer/cartoonist? It wasn’t planned. I drew some comics in my youth, but I stopped for some reason when I entered lukio. It wasn’t until I left the university that I started to draw again. That was in 1998. Since then, it has become more and more important, until […]

Ville Ranta

How did you decide to become a drawer / cartoonist? I wanted to be a comic artist as early as 10 years old. I wanted to draw Donald Duck for Disney comic books. Later I found European comics: Pratt, Tardi, Bilal… and I knew exactly, what I wanted be doing in this life. I want […]

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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