Maria Isabel Carvalho, who studied at the Porto Academy of Fine Arts, is active in the "do-it-yourself" fanzine scene (Atomische Fabriek, Almanac, I-Scream, Lingua). Her comics have been published in various magazines. She has helped to organize international comic festivals in Porto and Lisbon, and has illustrated for the Publico publication. She has participated in Mail Art and in a workshop on publishing techniques in Mozambique. She has shown her work at several comic exhibitions and is a member of a feminist group called Zoina. Together with Pedro Nora she founded the collective A Lingua, which published fanzine Satélite Internacional.