The first reference to Dora's mom in the comic is when she sends a package to Dora at work.
She was not introduced as a character until after Dora invited Marten to meet her parents.
According to Sven, she may have a sister named Hilde.
She is of Swedish ancestry. Dora described her as imagining "my head on Heidi Klum's body... (would) be close."
Education and Employment
Not much is known about Elssa's education or employment background. She apparently was a stay-at-home mom while Dora was growing up.
From the story arc where we first meet Dora's parents, she appears a bit oblivious - not even noticing the "it runs in the family" reference by Marten.
Elssa is an enthusiastic marijuana user.
According to the QC character Twitter feeds, she plays World of Warcraft in the same guild as Sven.
She apparently also likes to search for things on eBay as well.