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My name is Lissy Marlin, nice to meet you!

I'm an award winning, NYT best selling illustrator from Dominican Republic with a simple mission: To bring a little bit of magic to everyday life, one piece of art at a time!

In previous years I've played the role of Lead Artist at a toy company called GoldieBlox, a small start-up in San Francisco dedicated to inspire the next generation of female engineers. 

Presently, I spend my days as freelance illustrator from my home in
Philadelphia. My work ranges from character design for the animation and toy industry, to the publishing industry where I've gotten the fortune to illustrate book covers, picture books and fun middle grade novels such as Neil Patrick Harris's The Magic Misfits Series. 

Now I'm taking my work even further by reuniting with my
long-life passion for comics/manga by writing and illustrating
original graphic novels!


oh, hi there!


The Magic Misfits
2020 Nebraska Golden Sower Award.
Nebraska Library Association.

Invention Mansion
2016 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio:

Best Toy Award (Platinum)

Past Clients

  • Spin Master

  • Disney

  • Loungefly

  • Random House

  • McMillan Children's Books

  • MGM Studios

  • Harper Collins

  • Warner Bros

  • Scholastic

  • GoldieBlox

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • Lee & Low

  • Archie Comics

  • Little, Brown

  • Sterling Press

  • Tyndale Publishing

  • Magic Wagon
    (Abdo Publishing)

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I have created Lazy Fishy Academy hoping to make this a creative a space full of online lessons and free resources for freelance artists.

oh, Lazy Fishy?

No matter where you find my work online you might notice that the name "Lazy Fishy" is always attached to it. Even my numerous online handles go by "LazyFishyArt"... but why, you might ask?

Well, this is actually a funny story. When I recently relocated to the U.S.A. my accent was much more pronounced as I was still learning English.

Lazy Fishy was originated because no one could actually understand me correctly whenever I would introduce myself and so everyone always had the same question: "Lazy?" ..."Marlin? Like the Fish?"

So I embraced that embarrassing word association with my name and turned it into something humorous by making fun of my own accent.
Now, over 10 years later the name still follows me around and has become my online identity overtime... and hopefully so much more! 

Contact me

Let's Work Together!

I love being an illustrator, and I'm always looking for new
and creative ways to use illustration to bring
Magic and color to the world.




Book covers,  illustrations for products & packaging, advertising, murals...
do you have an illustration project? Let's chat!



I love comics. My ever growing Manga & Graphic Novel collection speaks for itself. My hope is to use the power of storytelling to bring awareness to important topics around the world.



Concept Art & Character Design

From animation, to toys or even video games! I would love to see what kind of world we can create together, get in touch!


Collaborations & Art Licensing

Are you a brand looking to collaborate with creators or for
art licensing opportunities?
Great! I'm always looking for collaboration opportunities,
let's connect! 



Teaching & Speaking Opportunities

I never knew I would like teaching as much as I do.
I love coming together with creators, answer questions, share my experiences and lessons learned, and work hard to help each student figure out the "magic" inside of them.


Proudly represented by


For opportunities in publishing, advertising, brand collaborations
& licensing
inquiries please
email my agent:

Britt Siess


For all other freelance
projects inquiries, product reviews, social media collaborations, USG opportunities, gallery shows, speaking or teaching opportunities etc. please
feel free to
email me directly.


Send me a short Message!

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