Since 2016, together with my dear friend Buvnon, I have been developing the story and artwork for an upcoming illustrated fantasy epic called The Island of Magic and Mystery. The saga follows the adventures of a young girl named Nouf and her unexpected travels through a mysterious and magical land called Felwild. This article is an ongoing documentation of the artwork created for the series of books. I look forward to updating this article as new pieces emerge. Enjoy and stay tuned for more…

An ongoing series of posts, capturing the making of a children’s graphic novel series The Island of Magic & Mystery

Once I had flushed out most of my initial ideas for the books I was going to create, going far and wide in my explorations, I began work on the…

An ongoing series of posts, capturing the making of a children’s graphic novel series The Island of Magic & Mystery

One of the elements which I got most excited about creating early on, was the map of the world in which the story would take place in. …

An ongoing series of posts, capturing the making of a children’s graphic novel series The Island of Magic & Mystery

The first fully completed scene and style exploration (early 2016)

The first phase of work entailed a few months of scribbling down any idea that came into my head. I carried a notebook around with me everywhere, and when a…

An ongoing series of posts, capturing the making of a children’s graphic novel series The Island of Magic & Mystery

What began as an idea to create a highly immersive and fantastical board game, quickly transformed into a large-scale children’s graphic novel series. Set in a magical world, complete with…

Tomi Lahdesmaki

Creator of the graphic novel series The Island of Magic & Mystery. Follow my progress here on Medium!

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