Indie Renaissance Girl: Maritza is a freelance, self taught artist. Illustrator of HelloGiggles' Illustrated Tweet Of The Day. Maritza has drawn for MTV, HuffPo, and BBC America.

Have you always been creative and artistic?

I have. My entire life is best described as 'artistic'. There's nothing I love more than being able to creative something out of nothing. I can't really imagine doing anything else.

How would you describe the style of your work?

My work was once described as Woody Allen meets Roy Lichtenstein. That's probably the best way I'll ever hear my work described but personally, I think it's like a fusion. It has a little bit of Pop Art, little bit of Archie, but a whole lot of me.

What’s in your pencil case and what’s your favorite tool?

I have an old make up bag as my pencil case. It's adorbable and beat to shit. In it are my favorite color pencils/illustration markers by Prismacolor. My absolute favorite tool is my trusty 6H pencil by Staedtler. Cant live without those.

Who is your favorite superhero?

Growing up with two brothers and a nerdy dad, I was always a Marvel/DC girl. But I gotta go with Batman. Always and forever. Now villains are a totally different story. THEY'RE my real favorites.

If you could have one super power what would it be?

Invisibility or flight. I mean seriously.

Where do you look for inspiration?

I love seeing work by fellow artists. I love browsing through tumblr or instagram. There's a tremendous community on Instagram and being able to reach out and speak to other people who admire your work or vice versa is amazing.

Who are your favorite artists or comic book authors?

My favorite artist in the whole world is Roy Lichtenstein. His artwork makes my heart sing.

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