Mariel Cartwright.

Mariel "Kinuko" Cartwright is an artist and animator. She has worked as an illustrator on Shantae: Risky's Revenge and is set to work as an animator on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.


Mariel Cartwright grew up surrounded by animation and games, and felt a natural inclination to it, but it wasn't before high school that she decided she wanted to be an animator, as she had before focused more on comics.[1] She studied from 2005 to 2009 in character animation at the California Institute of the Arts, and graduated with a bachelor of fine arts.[2]


At CalArts' job fair, Mariel Cartwright put out some of her arts and was contacted by Matt Bozon and Adam Tierney of WayForward. She first landed a job on Silent Hill: Shattered Memories thanks to Tomm Hulett of Konami.[1] She has since worked on several titles, both for WayForward and for others (notably on Skullgirls and Indivisible as a lead animator, and also art director on the latter).[3] For WayForward, she has notably worked on Shantae: Risky's Revenge as an illustrator and is expected to return to the franchise as an animator on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.[1]


Mariel Cartwright claims she grew up surrounded by animation and games. Her favourite video game is Final Fantasy VII.[1]


This is a list of projects Mariel Cartwright was involved in according to Moby Games, IMDb and her tumblr résumé (unless otherwise indicated).[4][5][3]


  • Mega64 - artworks (4 episodes, 2010)
  • ADHD - guest storyboard director/artist (Cloud Goes to the Grocery, 2014)


Art and animation

  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories - artist (2009)
  • Barbie and the Three Musketeers - menu artist (2009)
  • Batman: The Brave and The Bold - The Videogame - animator (2010)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - animator (2010)
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge - illustrations (2010)
  • Centipede: Infestation - concept artist, cinematics character design[7] (2011)
  • Lesbian Spider Queens of Mars - illustrator (2011)
  • Thor: God of Thunder - illustrator (2011)
  • Mighty Milky Way! - additional animator (2011)
  • Bloodrayne: Betrayal - concept art (uncredited) (2011)
  • Skullgirls - lead animator (2012-2014)
  • Silent Hill: Book of Memories - ending cinematic comic inks (2012)
  • Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster - animator (2014)
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - animator (201X)
  • Indivisible - lead animator[6]


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