Marijn van der Waa, who signs with simply Waa, started out studying painting at Art School, and then moved into illustrating for various Dutch magazines. He has published in Alternatieve Konsumenten Bond, TV Studio, Mikro Gids and eventually worked in animation.
He collaborated on a theatre project called the 'Incredible Thinking Man', produced some talkshows and worked as art director for a theatre/animation production called 'Amleth'. He worked as a Flash animator for BigMagic for two years and then turned freelance. He is the editor of the website of Zone 5300, the magazine for which he also makes the comic strip 'Hibou'. He is also web editor for the Dutch public broadcaster Buddhist Broadcast Foundation.