Pauliina Mäkelä is a Finnnish illustrator, children's book artist and comic artist. Her often dark themed short stories have been published in anthologies like the Italian 'Canicola' and the Finnish-Canadian anthology '10X'.
Her books include 'Karnevaalit' (2005) and the large-format 'Mystic Sessions Vol. 1' (2006). In 2007, she won first prize at the Fumetto International Comix Competition. She has also been the editor-in-chief of the free experimental comics magazine Kuti.