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Speaker Profile - Mirka Hokkanen

Illustrator, Other, and Writer

Region: Hawaii
Age Levels: 5-10 and 11-13
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: Yes
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Animal characters are my favorite thing to draw. I can work in a variety of media and have an MFA with a concentration in Printmaking from University of Dallas (2006). See my portfolio (or website 

I'm originally from Finland and currently live in Hawaii, with my family which includes a husband, 3 kids, a dog and a cat. I work as a freelance illustrator, artist, teacher, designer and author. I'm also the Hawaii chapter Illustrator Coordinator. 

My first book Four Otters Toboggan: An Animal Counting Book (Author Vivian Kirkfield), came out with Pomegranate in 2019, and second book Harmony Humbolt - Perfect Pets Queen (Author Jenna Grodzicki), comes out in 2021 with Clear Fork Publishing.  

I am currently looking for agents to work with.