MIRIAM KATIN was born in 1942 in Budapest, Hungary. She immigrated to Israel in 1957 after the Hungarian uprising. Although she received no formal education after that time, she was always drawing with great passion. Miriam served as an apprentice in a graphic arts studio in Tel Aviv. In 1960-1963, she served in the Israel Defense Forces as a graphic artist. After this, she moved to New York and married, raising two sons. In 1981, Miriam and her husband moved to Israel where she worked for Ein Gedi Animation in the Kibbutz Ein Gedi as a background designer for animated films (from 1981-1990). When she returned to New York she worked for: Jumbo Pictures (Nickelodeon), MTV Animation, and Disney Studio (New York).
In 2000, Miriam started drawing comics. We Are on Our Own was published in 2006 by Drawn & Quarterly. It was subsequently translated into French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Korean and Polish. In 2014, Letting It Go was published (also with Drawn & Quarterly). It has been translated into French as Lâcher prise. Miriam’s works were included in the Best American Comics of Houghton Mifflin Comp. in 2007 and 2014.
—Nominated for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Short Story (2002)
—Inkpot Award (San Diego Comic-Con International, 2007)
—ACBD (L’association des Critiques et Journalistes de Bande Dessinée, 2007).