Mikko is a illustrator and comic artist, and he appreciates the total creative freedom comics allow. In his opinion, it is important to be true to oneself while writing comics and not getting caught up in a quest for success. His motto is “Do what you want” and his many interests help him to come up with new ideas for comics and artistic endeavors in general. As an artist, Mikko has worked with many media, from sculpture to painting, pencil, and paper folding. His interest in gritty realism transpires in his work, as his comics are often inspired by real life and true facts, and are characterized by a sharp sense of humor and a distinctive “Finnishness”.