As a beginning, especially for those who may be new to your work, please tell us a little about your background, where you were born, where you live, how did you decide on your name and what does it mean?
I was born in a small town of 7000 inhabitants in Western Finland. I lived there for 20 years, then I moved to Eastern Finland to study and cultivate myself. I enjoyed student life and finally after some extra studies completed a Master’s Degree in social sciences. After my graduation I lived a couple of months in Russia. Now I live in Helsinki, which is the capital of Finland.
I picked my name from a book which told about insults. Nequissimus means “most or very worthless”, it is Latin and it was used by ancient Romans.
When did you discover you had a talent for art? Have you had formal training?
I don’t have any training but drawing has been my hobby since childhood.
During last years I’ve been more creative and hard-working than ever before. Maybe five years ago I started to make paintings, I also drew my first comics at about the same time. I think that I don’t have any special talent, but through practice it has been possible to develop my skills to at least decent level.
In my previous job I had the opportunity to make some illustrations. Which was nice. Continue reading