She was born in 1972 in Heinola, Finland. She grew up in the countryside, and she was interested in dogs, drawing and playing. At 18 she started studying literature, art and, later, photography. She started in comics in 1997, publishing her own zine Lonkka. Her stories are published in Finland by Napa Books, and in Spain by Borobiltxo Libros, and she has participated in many anthologies in Europe. In 2001 she lived in Barcelona, working as a photographer. Now she works as an artist in Finland, and she received the Finnish State Prize for Comics in 2018.