Adalisa Zarate broke into the world for comics and manga when she was 16 years old. She started reviewing Japanese animation when she founded the fanzine Animanga, with Gabriela Maya’s help. Two years later, she entered the professional field when Toukan Manga published her story I.Doll in 1998. I.Doll is what launched original mexican manga into the Mexican culture.
In the following years, Adalisa’s work was published in different magazines focused in both anime and manga, where she was known both as a writer and editor, of magazines like Conexión Manga, Anime y Manga Colección de Luxe, and Musicanime.
Besides her work in the editorial field, Adalisa also worked translating for both dubbing and subtitling. Among the titles she translated are Cowboy Bebop, Oh My Goddess! The Adventures of the Mini Goddess, Saber Marionette J to X, and Virgin Fleet for dubbing, Sailor Moon and Ranma 1/2 for subtitling, and the following mangas: X/1999, Oh My Goddess!, Gunsmith Cats, Saint Seiya and the Sailor Moon Anime Comic. In 2006, she and Aurea Freniere founded Studio Oubilette, and created the first digital comic magazine in México: Oubilette.
Her first comic, Lyonnesse, was self-published, first on its own, and later in Animanga. Lyonnesse lasted 15 chapters, and it’s now out of print. Her next comic was Lost, in a crossover with Gabriela Maya’s Aquelonde’s Pirates, also inside Animanga.
Adalisa went on to do more of her own titles with Dream Keeper Robin, An Unexpected Guest, and the first version of Open a New Window, for Conexión Manga and Vanguardia Editors. Open a New Window has since been transformed into her title, Gradients.
Her active titles are Traveling Seers, and Building Blocks.
As well as doing her own comic series, she has also been a featured artist for Upperdeck, and worked for their card set Thor: Ragnarok.
Adalisa is also a track director for San Diego Comic Con. Her track focuses on Mexican artists and films.