Marisa Acocella Marchetto is based in New York. In 1995 she published her first graphic novel Just Who the Hell is She, Anyway? She was soon hired to create The Times first cartoon strip ever which was called ‘The Strip.’At the young age of forty-two Marisa was diagnosed with breast cancer, inspiring her to write her graphic memoir Cancer Vixen. Marisa recently established The Cancer Vixen Fund at St. Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is now healthy, happily married and writing her third graphic novel.