Timo Mäkelä is a comic artist and illustrator from Hauho, Finland. He studied at the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki, and began his artistic career in the 1970s. He has produced comic strips, graphic novels, political cartoons, illustrations for newspapers and magazines and music album covers. His subjects often deal with relationships, creativity and musings on the meaning of life. His work was appeared in papers like Helsingin Sanomat and Kansan Uutiset, and among his best-known strips are 'Häjyt' (1987) and 'Minun elämäni' ('My Life', 2001). the latter dealing with the thoughts of an old man.
Among his early serials are 'Kalliokadun blues' (1996), 'Risteyspaikka', 'Rauno ja Siiri' and 'Peikkonen' (1987). His series ''Pieniä julmia tarinoita' ('Little Brutal Stories') was published between 1997 and 1999. In his graphic novels, Mäkelä works on adaptations of (short) stories by Dostojevski, Tsehov, Kafka and Balzac. These include the collection of short stories 'Rooma' (2004) and his modern-day take on De Balzac's novel 'The Immortal Masterpiece' ('Kuolematon Mestariteos') in 2007.