• Cecilie "Q" Maintz Thorsen - Storyteller, Illustrator, Teacher


  • Mae's Dungeon Diary

    Mae's Dungeon Diary is my biggest project to date.


    It's a fantasy quest story, told through a fictional sketchbook!

    Mae is a young performer, looking to be the most famous Adventurer in the land. She brings two "friends" and one journal. But her quest for recognition leads her to a grave discovery...

  • Other Comics

    A comic about letting go.

    Three witches and a baby.

    This comic is part of an assignment to plan a 100-120 page story and draw ten of the pages. These are the first ten; the opening of the story.

    Five pages about the last.

    Thomas is 18 and possessed by a ghost.
    Joy is 13, a ghost, and ready to live.

    Six strips. Part of a strip comics workshop with Danielle Corsetto. Would love to expand it one day!

  • About Me

    Hello and Welcome!


    I am Cecilie "Q" Maintz Thorsen, a young Danish storyteller and visual artist.


    Freshly graduated from the Animation Workshop (VIA University College) as a Graphic Storyteller!


    I write and draw comics, make illustrations, teach, and do graphic design.


    Three things I excel at:

    1. Thinking outside the box and finding the best visual solution to a challenge
    2. Playing with format and composition to tell stories (see my fictional sketchbook "Mae's Dungeon Diary")
    3. Making genuine, heartfelt  stories


    I always strive to be inclusive and diverse in my storytelling and be a change for good in the world.


    Please feel free to write me for more details.
    I'll happily draw, write, design, or teach!





    Eisner Nominated 2019

    Best Humor Publication

    Get Naked, by Steven T. Seagle et al.





    8 / 2015 - 6 / 2019

    Bachelor in Graphic Storytelling

    The Animation Workshop, VIA University College


    8 / 2014 - 12 / 2014

    The Drawing Academy

    Course in classical drawing

    The Animation Workshop


    1 / 2013 - 6 / 2013

    Graphic Design Course

    Krabbesholm Højskole, Skive, DK





    8 / 2018 - 12 / 2018

    Freelance Cartoonist

    Mentee at Helioscope Studios, Portland, OR


    7 / 2017-19

    Comics Teacher

    Foundation of comics creation and production (story writing, page layouts, sketching, finishing, dealing with art insecurity)

    Summer Course in Comics Creation (one week)

    The Animation Workshop


    8 / 2016 - 5 / 2017

    Art Teacher

    Classical drawing, illustration, comics

    Tjele Efterskole, Denmark


    4 / 2016 + 12 / 2017

    Comics For Good”-participant 

    Making comics for a good cause

    w/ Fábio Cujino, Arsenalet, Viborg, DK


    • Comic creation
    • Illustration, visual development
    • Writing: plot, manuscripts, dialogue
    • Concept development: character- and environment design
    • Teaching: worldbuilding, writing, drawing, comic creation, etc.
    • Graphic design
    • Music


    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • CLIP Studio Paint
  • Other places to find me...