Riitta is an illustrator, painter, cartoonist and writer who studied at Kankaanpää Art School and Orivesi College of Arts. She has experienced the surge of interest in making comics of the 80s and the subsequent rise of published comics in the 90s. Currently she feels that training and equipment have developed and that, when the enthusiasm of the artists and the willingness of the publishers to take risks will meet, then a new Moomins will be born in Finland. However, she fears that in Finland comics are not yet considered a serious art form. As a possible solution, she thinks comics should be available already in kindergartens.