Der-shing Helmer is the Ignatz-award winning independent science-fantasy and educational comic artist from the CA Bay Area. She is a self-taught artist with a biology degree from UC Berkeley and a formal background in secondary science education.
Der-shing currently self-publishes two highly-acclaimed comics, THE MEEK and MARE INTERNUM, both of which are free to read online. Her first book, The Meek Vol 1, was published in 2016 via a Kickstarter campaign which raised well over 100k in funding by over 2000 readers. Der-shing is also the creator and editor of the all-ages intersectional experience comic anthology ALLOY, the first volume of which debuts in 2018.
Before pursuing her personal work full-time, Der-shing worked in the games industry and as a freelance comic artist and colorist. Past clients have included Disney, Autodesk, Sony, Lerner Books, and many others.
Der-shing is represented by Linnan Literary Management, which is the place to send any inquiries about rights or licensing of her work. For additional inquiries (or just to say hi!) please feel free to reach out at hello [at] shingworks [dot] com
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