Joonas Lehtimäki was born in Raisio, south-western Finland, in 1981. Lehtimäki has previous education as a school teacher and is currently working on his graduate thesis in the Visual Arts Education training program at Aalto University.
Lehtimäki teaches courses and workshops for the Helsinki Comics Center, and has worked as a comics publisher in the publishing house Naama since the beginning of 2009. His comics have been published in several magazines and anthologies, including Aino magazine and the Ilta-Sanomat tabloid, to name just a few.
His comic strip Anonyymit eläimet walks the ﬁne line between bad taste and really bad taste, with themes ranging from incest to seppuku. It has risen to cult status on the pages of the Nyt, the entertainment supplement of Finland’s largest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat.
Anonyymit eläimet (2011)