Finnish artist Sami Makkonen is probably best known of his work for the Hatter M. (APP) and Deadworld (IDW) graphic novel series. Other works include Ryse: Sword of Damocles (Microsoft/IDW) and covers for Clive Barker`s Hellraiser: The Dark Watch -series (Boom Studios). Makkonen has received the Sarjis award for best fantasy comic and the comics he has illustrated have won numerous awards in the United States. He has been nominated in Ghastly Awards for his work on Deadworld. Upcoming is a stunning comic adaptation of the Finnish national epic Kalevala, which inspired JRR Tolkien to write Silmarillion and Lord of the Rings.