I’m Irma and I’m the cartoonist behind this webcomic. I’m the one you praise or blame for everything you see here.
As I write this (today is Sept 22, ’10) I am 29 (but I’ll be 30 in a few weeks). I was born and raised in New Jersey, just short commute from New York City, but I moved to Stockholm Sweden when I was 22 to be with my very own Swede.
Even though I always enjoyed drawing, I never took it seriously until much later. (which explains the defunct Computer Science degree filed away somewhere in my bookshelf). I got deeper into drawing when I was introduced to programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator, and realized I could do whatever I wanted without having to spend money on art supplies. For years I enjoyed doing random digital illustrations, some commission work and some for fun, until November of ’07 when I finally got some ideas for my very first comic strip. Thus “Imy” was born.
Cartooning and illustration is just my hobby for now. During the day I have a job that actually pays the bills where I deal with radio and TV airplay statistics (music plays & top charts). It helps me keep on top of all the new music coming out, but, boy, there is a LOT of crap out there!!
When I’m not drawing or working I’m out with my husband seeing concerts, or just chilling at home with a latte in my hand.
If you want to listen to interviews I’ve done (and I recommend that you do, they’re fun! And answer a lot of questions about “Imy”) then go listen to any of these great podcasts!