Meet Ulla Etto,
the illustrator of
Where Is Turnip Troll,
and Other Stories from Lapland
My name is
Ulla Etto, and I did the illustrations and layout for
Michael Hurd's children's book Where Is Turnip Troll, and Other
Stories from Lapland.
I grew up in
Rovaniemi, so I'm a Finn and a native of Lapland. I
still live here in the same small town, where I work as a graphic
designer and illustrator. I have worked on several exhibitions and
book projects, including my own comic book Joulupukin päiväkirja
(it's in Finnish; the title means "Santa Claus's Diary"). I also did the
illustrations for a children’s history book called Priitu Rovaniemen
markkinoilla; the book tells about a young girl named Priitu who
visits the famous Rovaniemi Market in 1911.
Here's a link to my webpage: www.ullaetto.com, where you can
see some of my illustrations for Where Is Turnip Troll as well as
other pictures (click on "Lastenkirjoja / Children's Books").
You can also see some of my work on the website of the Association
of Finnish Illustrators (Kuvittajat) here. (Type "Etto" in the "Quick
Search by Name" box.)
I'm very fond of children, dogs, history, humor and Lapland.