Witte Wartena was born in 1976 and lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Wartena studied art in Enschede, where he graduated in illustration in 1998. Seeing comics as the most versatile art medium, In 1997 Wartena and Sebastiaan Schlicher created the comic game 'Kassie Mik-Mak' holding the presentation at the comic store Prof Ich and games store Pion in Enschede. Wartena's work was also shown in several international art exhibitions, including in Stockholm, London, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and France. Some of his titles are 'Het Zwartegat', 'Het beste van Tekno', 'De Inboorling' and 'Retour' (text by Hans Kloos). This last comic was also made into animation.