Valerie Hamill is a Bay Area artist inspired by everything around her, from the mundane to the magical. While in graduate school for organic chemistry, she realized that art was her true love, but that love doesn’t always pay the rent! She spent four years in the Czech Republic studying illustration at the Prague Academy of Applied Arts, and later illustrated for international publishers. She loves making edgy/silly stories and drawings inspired by history and just ordinary life. Her dream is to illustrate Herodotus.