Michiel Budel studied Illustration and Theater Design at the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen. He subsequently held several office jobs and studied to become an art teacher. He has published his drawings and comics on his website slechtemeisjes.nl since 2011, and he has also promoted his short comic stories on Twitter and Facebook. The small independent New York-based publisher Secret Acres has collected Budel's comics in book format in 2012 under the title 'Wayward Girls'. Michiel Budel draws his inspiration from the work of Joost Roelofsz and film audio commentaries by directors and film connaisseurs.