Verna Kuutti (b.1985, Finland) lives and works in Helsinki. By daytime she pretends to be a journalist but when the sun goes down she becomes a wrestler. Sometimes she does comics too.
Maria Dziarmaga (b.1989, Poland) studies in the Graphic Arts Faculty of the Strzeminski Academy of Arts. Dziarmaga expresses herself using different mediums from drawing to graphics, painting and digital arts. She wants to gain skills through new experiences and is currently doing an exchange in the Vilnius Academy of Arts.
Toom Tragel (b. 1989, Estonia) is a young creator from Tallinn, whose main interest is drawing. Tragel is looking for different ways to use drawing as a tool and has recently been interested in storytelling. Tragel graduated in 2011 from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a BA in graphic design.
Martin Märss (Estonia) is a freelance illustrator and stencil art hobbyist. His rolemodel in life is his pet cat, who thinks she is the boss of things. Märss envies the cat’s easy attitude towards life and has taken upon himself to learn form her example. Märss took part in Nordicomics Tallinn workshop in 2011.
Elina Sildre (b.1980, Estonia) studied in the Estonian Academy of Arts and now works as a freelance illustrator. At the moment she illustrates children’s books and draws comics for several children’s magazines.
Eglė Vitkutė (Lithuania) is a BA student of illustration at Vilnius Academy of Arts. She is a newcomer to the contemporary Nordic comics scene but already actively participating in it through various international initiatives. She is a member of the Lithuanian comics collective Kitokia Grafika.
Maura Manninen (b. 1986, Finland) has a BA in Visual Communication from Oulu University of Applied Sciences and has studied comics at Liminka Art School. Her comics have been published in Finnmanga anthologies and as zines and webcomics.
Eglė Shaltmira (Lithuania) studies visual graphics at Vilnius Academy of Arts. She is an illustrator and comic artist interested in weird, wicked art. The influence of metal music, gothic themes and tattoo aesthetics are deviously evident in her style and stories.
Ingrīda Pičukāne (b.1978, Latvia) studied at Art Academy of Latvia and received an MA in animation from Tallinn University. She worked as a graphic designer for a while but found it too boring, so now she creates and teaches animation. Her comics have been published in many anthologies and magazines, including Kuš! Comics and the Slovenian Stripburger.
Tommy A (1980) lives and works in Amsterdam. He holds a bachelor in Fine Arts, draws autobiographic comics, and has been active in the Dutch comic-scene for over a decade. Amongst other things he co-founded the Dutch Professional Association for Comic Creators (Beroepsvereniging Nederlandse Stripmakers).