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

    CecilieQMT@gmail.com​

  • Hi, I'm Q!

    I'm a freelance illustrator, cartoonist, and teacher from Denmark.

     

    I have done work for various publishers, and currently write and co-draw the DnD-based webcomic "Wayfinders: Off Course" (see below) under the banner of SnackBag Studios.

     

    I am currently available for hire.

     

    Write me at CecilieQMT@gmail.com and let us figure something out.

     

     

    My skills:

    Graphic Storytelling

    Comics, graphic novels, picture books, etc.

    Putting text and images together to create stories; adapting existing stories; understanding and creating compelling narratives, etc.

    Illustration

    Book covers, portraits, postcards, logos, explainers, etc.

    Teaching

    Courses in Graphic Storytelling from A-Z, World Building, Drawing for Beginners, Layouting for Comics - currently working on more

    Primary age group: 16+

     

  • Comics

    Three shipwreck-survivors are forced to work together to sail back home... and hopefully save the world in the process.
    Webcomic, currently ongoing (2021)

     

    A young bard sets out to be an Adventurer - and keeps an art journal meanwhile.
    Published online by The Animation Workshop, 2019.

    Or "The Pessimist's Fairy Tale", written by Dylan Meconis.
    Personal Work, 2018.

    Five pages about the last.

    Published by Fiesta Forlaget, 2018.

    Opening of a longer story idea: three old witches find a baby abandoned outside their apartment. Personal work.

    A comic about letting go.

    Personal work.

  • About Me

    Hello and Welcome!

     

    I am Cecilie "Q" Maintz Thorsen. 

     

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

     

    I graduated June '19 from the Animation Workshop (VIA University College) as a Graphic Storyteller!

     

    I write and draw the webcomic Wayfinders: Off Course with Heidi Holmeå and Line L. Z. Bechmann under the banner of SnackBag Studios.

     

    3 things I excel at:

    1. Thinking outside the box when finding the best visual solution
    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

    EXPERIENCE

     

    9 / 2020 - 11 / 2020

    Educator, comics

    Various workshops on comic creation, world building, composition, etc.

    The Animation Workshop, VIA University College, Denmark

     

    2 / 2020 - now

    Webcartoonist; writer/artist

    Writing, drawing, and management of the webcomic; "Wayfinders: Off Course" (156 000+ views online)

     

     

    4 / 2020

    Illustrator, Freelance

    Illustrator w/ ABC-forlag et.al.

     

    6 / 2019

    Eisner Award Nominée

    Best Humor Publication

    Get Naked, by Steven T. Seagle et al.

     

    2 / 2020

    Art Teacher

    Beginner's Drawing course

    Svendborg Graphic, DK
     

    7 / 2017-19

    Summer Course 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, DK

     

    8 / 2018 - 12 / 2018

    Freelance Cartoonist

    Mentee at Helioscope Studios, Portland, OR

     

    8 / 2016 - 5 / 2017

    Art Teacher

    Classical drawing, illustration, comics

    Tjele Efterskole, DK

     

    4 / 2016 + 12 / 2017

    Comics For Good”-participant 

    Making comics for a good cause

    w/ Fábio Cujino, Arsenalet, Viborg, DK

     

     

    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

     

    Skills

    • Graphic Storytelling: understanding and making narratives; combining image and text
    • Comic creation
    • Illustration
    • World building: visual/concept development, character- and environment design
    • Writing: plot, manuscripts, dialogue
    • Teaching: worldbuilding, writing, drawing, comic creation, etc.
    • Graphic design; logo creation

    Software

    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • CLIP Studio Paint
    • (After Effects)
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