Kati Närhi
Kadoksissa (Missing)

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I wanted to make a silent book where the story would be told with colors and shapes. In the book there is a boy who loses his friend and he starts to see her face everywhere: in the shapes of umbrellas, in the egg yolk of his breakfast, even in the moon.

How was the illustration used:
The first draft was accepted to Unpublished Picturebook Showcase 2 by Dpictus, 2020. The book was completed in January 2022. It was published in Finland in March, by Capuchina Publishing.

How did you make this work:
My tools were Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Procreate. I also painted some ink textures and scanned them.

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Currently Based:
Helsinki, Finland

Kati Närhi is a Helsinki-based illustrator and cartoonist. She graduated from Aalto University in Helsinki in 2001. Her clients include The City of Helsinki, OP bank branch and many Finnish publishing companies and magazines. She has made picture books and graphic novels. Her graphic novels have been translated into French, Italian and Czech.