My name is Valérie Minelli and I’m a 26-year-old comic artist from Luxembourg, living in Germany.
The mission of my comics is to touch people. Most of the time, my comics are very wholesome because I just want to put a smile on the faces of people who read them. Sometimes they text me that a comic brightened up their day and that comment brightens up mine! That said, my most liked comic ever is about my dog that passed away, so a few sad comics slip in from time to time.
Two main characters of my comics are based on my boyfriend and me but I want them to also be relatable to other people around the world. English isn’t my biggest strength, so I try to use as little words as possible and still convey a lot of emotions.
My drawings are very simple: the main colors are black, white and grey, and sometimes I add a pinch of color. The reason behind that is that I post a comic every Sunday so I can’t invest too much time in coloring them. Also, I want them to be easily recognizable, especially on a very fast medium like Instagram, where people swipe through so many things in such a short period.
Here is a little collection of my favorite comics I did in 2019. I hope some of them put a smile on your face or make you hug your pets and loved ones very tightly.