Born in 1966 in Holland, Marcel Ruijter (pronounced 'writers'), has drawn comics since the tender age of seven. A typical art school dropout, he has self-publishing over 30 titles since 1988, and had several short comics stories published in international underground publications such as Hopital Brut, Malefact and Stripburger. He has also published five Dr. Molotow books with Belgian publisher De Schaar (now defunct), three Troglodytes books with Amsterdam-based Oog & Blik, and one silkscreened book, Machina Mundana, with Le Dernier Cri from France. He is currently working on a contribution to the upcoming The Bush Junta for Fantagraphics, and a new book based on medieval imaginery. In addition to all of this, Marcel paints, creates three-dimensional works, and is a member of the editors' staff of Zone5300, Holland's #1 comic mag.