Pasi Pitkänen (b. 1984) studied graphic design at Aalto University and found himself drawn to cinema, animation and astronomy. Pitkänen has illustrated children’s books for many years and he’s also worked as an illlustrator, character designer and graphic artist at Rovio Entertainment.
The cookbook Angry Birds: Bad Piggies’ Egg Recipes, which was illustrated by Pitkänen, won the Gourmand International “Best First Cookbook In the World” award in 2012. The Angry Birds books, which Pitkänen illustrated, have been published worldwide.
Pitkänen has received extensive praise for his skilful, absurd illustrations for the Pate series by Timo Parvela. Translation rights for this series have been sold to Germany, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia and Poland.
Pasi Pitkänen’s hobbies include quantum physics (thinks he understands some of it), trashy films (especially barbarian films), baking and insects. He also draws inspiration from observing people, popular culture, nature and reminiscing about his childhood.