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Let's MAke


Nice to Meet you!


My name is Lissy Marlin, 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 exists between the world of toys and animation as a character designer and 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!


Storytelling is my life-long obsession. Finding interesting and magical ways to bring
storytelling into everything I do is now my mission.

I specialize in colorful and imaginative costume design for toys and animation.

From picture books, middle grade & original graphic novels, my dream is to bring stories to life that are full of whimsy, color and magic.

From art direction & concept art. There is nothing better than to work with a team that wants to infuse storytelling into products & toys.


Past Clients

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

Invention Mansion
2016 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio:

Best Toy Award (Platinum)

  • 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)

Get Some


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My Books

Picture books, Middle Grade books and Original Graphic Novels, there is all sorts of
magic for everyone!

Para Para

Visit my surface design
where storytelling
meets patterns.

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