Marjorie Rishel

headshots-marj“Mario”, “Starfox”, “Pichu” understudy/body double

Magfest premiere January 2015 – Magfest premiere of Aria Kart January 2018

Marjorie served as Story Director for Super Smash Opera and the sequel, Aria Kart, both debuted at MAGFest. Marjorie is also and Art and Technology instructor, so she spends a great deal of time studying how people think, how they learn, and even how they enjoy things.

Marjorie Rishel is the artist behind Lepus Studios, the source for her original webcomics. Her works include Draconis Wicked, an online graphic novel that is heavily inspired by video games, and Urban Underbrush, a slightly more traditional webcomic. She teaches art and technology in schools and workshops and holds a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University, where she picked up many of her multimedia skills. Marjorie has been a guest artist for many popular webcomics, including The Legend of BillZorphbert and FredEdmund Finney’s Quest to Find the Meaning of LifeUh-Oh, It’s a Dinosaur, and The SuperFogeys. She also contributed a comic strip for publication in Axe Cop, Volume 3. Other notable works include being named one of the top 50 in “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Fan Art Contest” (you can see her entry on youtube) and having her comics features in the “Drawn in Pittsburgh” exhibit at the Pittsburgh Toonseum. Her interests in games, toys, comics and animation are normal and not at all unhealthy.