Maria is an award winning illustrator and comic book author. Her work focuses on Eastern European myths and folktales and their subtle power to offer healing through emotional storytelling. Maria has published several comic books in French, Romanian and Hungarian Vízitündér, created in collaboration with Anna Benczédi, received the 2020 Alfabéta Award from the Hungarian Comics Association. She also worked on character and background design for animation Opinci/My Father’s shoes, winner of Best Romanian Short Award at TIFF 2019. In 2021 she was selected for the Comic Art Europe Grant and Residency.