I am Viivi Rintanen, a 27 years old comics artist, mental health & illness awareness speaker, illustrator and art educator from Helsinki, Finland.
I have three principles when it comes to making art:
1. My art is based on true life.
2. My art has a goal or a purpose.
My art always deals with the important social issues. It’s often personal, sometimes touching and occasionally seasoned with black humor. I make comics as long as there are issues to rant about. For example, I will draw about madness as long as the word “crazy” is an insult. I speak and teach mental health & illness awareness passionately.
3. I’ll never stop practicing.
I can never be technically too skilled or visually too interesting.