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

    CecilieQMT@gmail.com​

  • 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!

     

    CecilieQMT@gmail.com

    Resume

     

    Eisner Nominated 2019

    Best Humor Publication

    Get Naked, by Steven T. Seagle et al.

     

     

    EDUCATION

     

    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

     

     

    EXPERIENCE

     

    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

    Skills

    • 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

    Software

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