Dr. Vee from Manga Big Bang
Born in 1978 in Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Vivian Wijaya a.k.a Dr.Vee is a certified medical doctor turned manga creator. After finishing up her degree, she chose to follow her dream of being a mangaka and started enrolling in courses under Japanese mangaka Machiko Maeyama, who had just started a school in Jakarta. After she had made her debut in a magazine in Indonesia, she then moved back to Tokyo and enrolled in the Nippon Designers School to study manga.
When she graduated, Vivian received the Nippon Designer School's highest academic award, as well as a full scholarship for postgraduate studies in the same institution. She apprenticed under Kenjiro Hata, the mangaka behind Hayate the Combat Butler and Tonikakukawaii. She made her publication debut in the Shounen Sunday magazine's official website with Kokkyounaki Gakuen in 2011 and a monthly comic strip series published by Shinano Mainichi newspaper in Nagano, Japan (2012-2015). She also wrote several one shot manga for Shonen Sunday.
Currently Vivian has a manga series published in the magazine of her production, Manga Big Bang ®while editing and managing other creative talents at her publishing company as chief editor/director.