Marta Syrup is a freelance illustrator and comic artist based out of Philadelphia, PA. She has been drawing comics and pictures in various capacities throughout her life, but first started publishing weekly comics under the pen name Miranda Stoat with the Philadelphia Secret Admirer from 2013 and 2014. Her comics were also be featured in the ninth issue of Dirty Diamonds in 2018. Syrup received her MSW in 2016 from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA in 2012 from Smith College.