This is the first comic! We’re in the prologue right now and this page is a little introduction before the story gets going. Since Finland is a pretty obscure little country, I figured I ought to relate it to something the average person has far more knowledge of, Star Wars.

The Finnish Maiden is the national personification of Finland. She is to Finland what Uncle Sam is to the USA. The idea is that the map of Finland resembles the shape of a woman. Yeah, I don’t see it either. I think it’s the kind of thought that comes from being stuck alone in a log cabin during a long Finnish winter. By the middle of February, that map on your wall is going to look pretty sexy.