JJ Nääs (Jarkko
Juhani), was once the artist and writer for the webcomic Desert
Rocks, which has been failing to update for most of the time since
it's conception in autumn 2000. Nevertheless, to date it has miraculously
grown to be more than two hundred pages long. He is also the fellan
answerable for the creation of Between Two Worlds; unsatisfied with
not updating one comic, he resolved to not update two. The latter came
into being as a device to reduce the number of words he had to write
for his thesis; neither are finished. But with its aim to become an
epic webcomic, it was the first of its kind in Finland when it began
in 2004. It is now finally nearing completion; meanwhile, an adapted
and developed version of the story is gradually being made available
here, translated into English.
the past several years, JJ has also made a monthly contribution to the
University of Lapland magazine, in the form of individual images and
short comic stories for the Epilogi.
He has also compiled and edited the 66°:25°
comic anthology, in addition to having his artwork feature in this publication.
He now spreads his time, in a rather disorganised manner, between illustration
projects, storyboarding for movies and advertisements and creating pixel
art for cellphone games. But really, he'd rather be playing La Pucelle
Tactics or Oblivion.
If you are interested
in viewing more of JJ's artwork, a large collection can been found
on his Deviant Art Page.
meanwhile is not so good at drawing and has recently melted due to
the adverse effects of global warming upon the Scandic countries.
Prior to that she spent most of her time writing anything that wasn't
an essay and very little time writing most of everything she has ever
written: essays. She first met JJ in York in 2001 and has been bugging
him ever since. Co-creator of Between Two Worlds and the mastermind
behind its eventual conclusion, (it was never going to end otherwise,)
she has spent the last three months making sure that the English story
is relayed in a manner which is entirely grammatically correct, having
studied English to degree level and consquently acquiring skills including
the ability to discern between anaphoric and cataphoric referencing
and deontic and boulomaic modality. She flatters herself that she
is the inventor of the term 'language geek' - the traits accompanying
which she has forcibly extended to her Swedish friend and fellow webcomic
creator Ferio, in the form of lengthy 'edit' emails.
has spent much time working on her futuristic, dystopian romance novel,
The Broken Mirror and enjoys writing 'production line poetry' - which
she consistently fails to upload to Deviant Art. Her most recent project
was writing the stories and sketching the storyboards for the B2W
spin off comic, which will hopefully soon feature in Ilta Sanomat.
She likes eating chocolate, watching the new series of Doctor Who,
listening to Damien Rice and spilling red wine on her keyboard.