About & Contact

My name is Irma and I am a Swedish comic artist and illustrator.

From chunky cats to political satire and everything in between. I am fond of subjects such as feminism and lgbtq rights, and like to present my thoughts on the matters in a comedic manner. I’m no stranger to fiction, though, and some of my favourite genres are drama, romance and young adult.

I make my art accessible to youths, where I find I can make a lot of positive change and create thought and discussion. Comics are the best learning medium!

Beside art, I sing in a choir, craft my own cosplays and frequent the local second hand shops.

Email me at irma@vandenpoel.se and check out my Instagram.


CV

Education

2021
Internship at Story House Egmont
Editorial/creative work in the Bamse division, including writing comic manuscripts and creating artwork, creative directing for Bamse covers, and various editorial tasks.

2017-2021
BA in Graphic Storytelling, The Animation Workshop, VIA University College
I learnt about visual storytelling in both long- and short form, script-writing, applied cartooning, world building, and many more ways to tell a story through the means of art.

Commissions

Make Music Not War
2022, Jonas Näslund AB
Anniversary poster for woodwind repair shop Jonas Näslund AB.

Alice Tegnér songs
2021, Länsmusiken i Stockholm
Scene costumes for a woodwind quintet performing in a kids’ concert.

Website illustrations
2021, Sam Larsen-Disney
Cartoonified versions of Sam himself, spread throughout his website sld.codes.

Gravid! Hvad nu?
2020, Mødrehjælpen
Three comics in an Instagram-friendly format, explaining how Mødrehjælpen can help expecting parents.

Publications

Bamses skola om fördomar
2022, Bamse #4, Story House Egmont
Scriptwriting for Bamses skola.

Platypus anthology
2021, Cobolt
Anthology comprising the bachelor projects of the Graphic Storytelling class of ’17.

Cover art
2021, Kyrkobladet #3, Järna-Vårdinge pastorat

I våra bilder och föreställningar om Jesus speglas bilderna av oss själva
2021, Kyrkobladet #2, Järna-Vårdinge pastorat
Editorial illustration for a church magazine.

Længe leve legen
2019, Pædagogisk Extrakt #16
How do we integrate play into kids’ education? Issue #16 of this danish magazine has illustrations and cover by me.

Dannelse i en tech-tid
2019, Pædagogisk Extrakt #15
Cover and illustrations to issue #15 exploring education in the technological age.