Maritsa Patrinos

Maritsa Patrinos


Maritsa Patrinos is a renowned illustrator and cartoonist with over ten years of experience in the comic and zine scene. Throughout her career, she has been a vibrant presence at comic conventions and festivals across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., where she showcases and sells her self-published prints, zines, and books.

In October 2023, Maritsa received a prestigious MICE (Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo) Mini-Grant for her “Working Cats” zine. She also appeared on a panel at the expo to discuss the fascinating topic of cats in comics. Her work has garnered critical acclaim, earning her two Ignatz nominations from the Small Press Expo and a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators for her other self-published zines. She now brings Working Cats to Comics Kingdom weekly.

Maritsa, known as Friday in the Six Chix collective, brings her unique voice and vision to this popular comic strip after her tenure on staff at BuzzFeed. She is a proud graduate of Pratt Institute in New York and resides in Brooklyn, where she continues to create and inspire with her art.