Sailamaa : Art of Abundance - a graphic novel, four pages

Alternative Publishing

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I’ve been making graphic novels since my graduation. I heard about Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story competition and wished to participate. The concept made me think about what my original stories are and what kind of issues I am interested in. Economic crisis during my youth had deep impact on my generation in many ways and that was something I wished to draw and think about.

How was the illustration used:
Personal work and an entry for The Graphic Short Story Prize 2021 organized by Jonathan Cape and Comica together with The Observer.

How did you make this work:
All drawings are created on iPad with Procreate. I made rough sketches on paper and then continued drawing with iPad. Lastly, I moved the files to computer and edited the pages in Photoshop and added the text.


Social Media:
instagram.com/anna.sailamaa

Personal Website:
annasailamaa.com


Currently Based:
Helsinki, Finland

Biography:
I am an artist and illustrator based in Helsinki. My main interest are graphic novels and picture books. l like to work with digital media and experiment with traditional techniques. My projects usually deal with visual narration and characters. I have master’s degrees both in printmaking and in art education.

Showcase:
https://theaoi.com/showcase/world-illustration-awards-2022/drawing-on-personal-experience

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