Tove Jansson. The creator of Moomin characters. Helsinki.  Even though she was a swede/finn I think Moomi's are one of the best finnish things ever. Design, caracter, story, moral and emotional appeal wise.

Tove Jansson August 1914 – 27 June was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children.

Tove Jansson

illustration by Tove Jansson, Finnish author of the wonderful Moomin books I grew up with

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson, Trollkarlens hatt, the Hobgoblin's Hat part of the book about Moominvalley. The Hobgoblin who rides a panter, is looking for the King's Ruby. He's tired and resting on the Moon.

It is very hard to keep a secret from your family. “One ought to have the right to discover a secret, keep it under wraps for a while, and then spring it on everyone. But if you live in a family, there is no point trying to have secret or arrange surprises of any kind. Everyone knows everything, right from the start, and that’s no fun at all.”

The Party in Moominvalley --"Finn Family Moomintroll", by Tove Jansson

Another Swedish, Finnish colour-schemed one just like Tove Jansson - who spoke Swedish in Finland