Mirjam Vissers studied to be a teacher, but then thought better of it and went into the magazine business. As editor she got a chance to draw illustrations, which she really enjoyed. Soon she left her job to become a freelance illustrator and comic artist. She has contributed work to VNU magazines, educational publications, and since 1998 to newspaper Gooi- en Eemlander. Influenced by Claire Bretecher, she developed a humorous graphic style, which she employs for her cartoons and comics in magazine Opzij since 2000.