Maria Stoian was born in Romania, raised in Canada, and now lives in Edinburgh. She has a BDes from the Alberta College of Art and Design and a MA in Illustration from the Edinburgh College of Art. She now works as a graphic designer and illustrator. In her spare time she likes to cycle, make comics, and pretend she’s not allergic to cats. Her first graphic novel, Take It As A Compliment, was published by Singing Dragon in 2015.