Commonly known as Jasu, was born in 1993, on March 16, in a tiny village of Finland called Oulainen. My family consists of 13 individuals: Mom, dad, five boys and six girls. Ever since being a little kid I enjoyed playing alone. I’d rather leave the crowd of people to have my little adventures in solitude.
At the age of 16 my animals began to gain their natural anatomy. Around the same time the signature "Jasü" made its first appearances on my artworks. Instead of a regular u I wanted to use ü because it seemed to be smiling.
Through the years, art remained my favorite subject in school, but during the art lessons, I never truly had the same passion that I had when I was drawing at home. Even in the art club, with my favorite teacher around, I was merely sketching. Only when I got to be on my own I was truly immersed in what I was doing.
A watercolor painting made at the age of 20. Though it's clear to see that I was very skilled, I only kept spotting mistakes whatever I created
to make a living as an artist. I permanently quit my university studies at the age of 22 to chase my dream. The idea of my own artist career was inspired by a good friend of mine who has helped me a long way from the depths of depression to self-awareness and self-acceptance. Being the artist of Jasu Wonder World has now been my full-time job for over four years. It has not been an easy journey though; In a regular basis I've had to do and face things I’ve been scared of my whole entire life. However, all these experiences have given me inspiration for several stories, which I want to create and share with the world. If you're interested in my journey through depression in more detail, make sure to check out my comic diary on Wonder BLOG.Right now I’m fulfilling the dreams I remember having as a little kid and I cannot even start to imagine how proud and excited that little Jasu would be to know what she’s going to become when she grows up.