Ward (Eppo #25, 2012)
Marissa Delbressine is active in the fields of animation, illustration and comics. Based in Beek, Limburg, she founded the manga-inspired smallpress group OpenMinded, that specialized in romantic stories for female readers, in 2004. Since 2006, whe is also involved with Mangafique!, a collective for a new generation of manga artists.
Heart of the Golem (OpenMinded)
She got a government grant for her own graphic novel 'Itshou' in 2009, and she also works on a manga project for the German publisher Fireangels. Her 24 Hours Comic 'Zonderling' was nominated for the Plastieken Plunk 2010 and she contributed to the anthology 'Mooi is dat' in 2011. Since 2012 she is present in Eppo with the comic series 'Ward', which she makes with scriptwriter Willem Ritstier. She is the driving force behind the comics paper Strips2Go, that is published since 2013.
She got her master in animation from the Utrecht School of the Arts in 2008. She also gives workshops on animation, comic art and manga. Her animated films have been shown on national and international film festivals.