Valentine Pasche is a freelance illustrator, writer, and colourist of comics. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, she moved to Paris, France to study at the prestigious art school, École des Arts Décoratifs. After her studies, she moved back to Geneva where she currently lives and works.
To date, Pasche has written and illustrated three comic series. All three published in French, using the pseudonym Valp. The first was a five-volume series called “Lock.” It was released by Paquet in 2001. Pasche’s following two series have been published by Delcourt. In 2009, A year after Lock’s conclusion, “Ashrel” Book one was released, and received the Töpffer prize from the city of Geneva.
September, this year, saw the release of Book one of Pasche’s new series, “Les fantômes de Neptune” (The ghosts of Neptune). Set in the late 19th century, the story is a fantasy steampunk that follows a young adventurer, Meena, attempting to oppose the Kaiser’s potentially disastrous agenda. Pasche regularly experiments with period clothing, a definite highlight of her character design, so I expect Pasche will be showcasing it in this book.