Vanessa Bettencourt is the author, illustrator and comic creator of the webcomic series Notfrombrazil (over 550 online episodes and two books). She is also the creator of Polly and the Black Ink graphic novels and the illustrator of Heir of Scars epic novel series.
Vanessa loves creating fantasy and new worlds full of epic quests, magical items, breathtaking spells and fantastical creatures, including most recently brave little insects marching towards a gigantic army of evil spiders.
She learned drawing and painting by attending Fine Arts and Live Drawing classes. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Vanessa moved to the U.S where she now lives in Chicago by the lake with her husband Jacob Falling, author of the Heir of Scars series and all their imaginary characters.
Together they are Violet West Entertainment which agglomerates all their creative projects.