This week’s Illustrated PEN is presented by guest editor Robert Kirby, who writes, ‘Mirjama’ is an eerily rendered, quite literally haunting tale of the Holocaust, as remembered by one woman—a native of Riga, Latvia—as she experienced it.”

Martins Zutis was born in Riga, Latvia in 1988. He studied visual communication at the Art Academy of Latvia and is currently doing a Masters course there. Martins got particularly interested in illustration during his exchange semester at the UDK in Berlin. He’s been a long time contributor to the acclaimed Latvian Kuš! comic magazine. He also publishes zines, illustrates children’s books, and recently debuted his own picture book for kids. Visit his website at