Kaisa Leka

Kaisa Leka is a cartoonist from Porvoo, Finland. She studied comics and graphic design in the Lahti University of Applied Sciences, and her comics have been published in several Finnish magazines as well as her popular sketchbook blog. Her autobiographical graphic novels have received a lot of critical acclaim both in Finland and internationally.

The main themes in her self-published autobiographical books are living with a disability, spiritual searching and relationship. Her first graphic novel, entitled 'I am not these feet', tells the story about the amputation of her lower legs. It was published in Finland in 2003, and later translated to French and Italian. Her 2010 graphic novel 'Tour d'Europe' (2010) is a hefty book about a long cycle journey Leka and her husband undertook through Europe.

Kaisa Leka is an active blogger and posts comics depicting episodes from her own life online. Her work has been featured in many exhibitions and publications across Europe, and published in six different languages. Kaisa has been invited to speak about her work to festivals in Finland, Sweden, Russia, and France.

Kaisa Leka

www.kaisaleka.blogspot.fi

Source: Sarjakuva - Comics from Finland by Heikki Jokinen (Nykapaino, 2012)
Last updated: 2012-08-24

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