Niina Eveliina Salmelin, Numb

I’m Niina Eveliina

Comic creator and illustrator from Finland. My aim is to bring you plenty of stories and art, starting with my my current main project, Numb!

I’m a Master of Arts, who graduated from the University of Lapland and my major there was Art Education, alongside with minors in animation and visual arts.

My most used mediums are watercolor, pencil and ink. Alongside comics I am self teaching animation to myself and continuously looking for new ways to improve myself and my art. More than anything, I see myself as a storyteller. Comic and animation are the mediums I choose to use to express myself.

If you are interested of seeing more of my work, do check out my portfolio!
I have also opened a store in Redbubble. Take a look, and you might find something you like!

Niina Eveliina Salmelin, Numb


Numb got its start in my teenage years. You see, I had a lot of comic ideas that are still waiting in line, but out of all of them, Numb had the visual challenge I wanted to tackle first, but also the characters I had already grew very fond of!

One thing that comes up the most with Numb is the ‘did you really do everything with watercolor?’ -question. The answer is yes. Before starting, I had no idea how to use watercolors and a major fear in overall coloring. I wanted to overcome both of these and what’s a better way than color your own comic, with watercolor! At first it was like pulling teeth, but now it feels unnatural to even think of Numb without it’s colors! The visual side has truly become it’s own character in this comic.