Marie is an American comic book editor and colorist who has traveled around the world twice, kicking off with a year-long solo trip, by surface transport, posting the whole trip live on the internet with people voting on her route as she went.
00:58 Circumnavigating the world via surface transport
04:13 "I like that description a lot, me as a stowaway."
07:13 Marie's blog 'No Hurry In Africa'
08:34 Working on comic books in Kuwait
10:52 Betty and Veronica in a bikini
13:13 Going south
15:30 Being stuck in Haiti
17:30 Kim and Phil's favourite Marvel Comic hero
Marie Javins is an American comic book editor, colorist and travel writer known for her long association with Marvel Comics and the Teshkeel Media Group. Marie started a blog No Hurry in Africa while in Uganda and Namibia in 2005, before moving to Kuwait and Cairo to make comics and circumnavigate the world for a second time.
Marie is also the author of Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik about her solo misadventures in Africa.
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