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about K. VALERIO

I was born and raised in Miami, Florida by a Puerto Rican mamma jamma and a Dominican dad (wepa!). 

This illustration roller coaster began when I was a kid.

 I had always loved drawing, it eventually led to a design high school. I thought I'd be a fashion designer forever, but at the last minute (as usual) I chose to pursue illustration in college.

Turns out I'm terrible at sewing and just really liked coloring sh*t.

Alas, I ended up at the Ringling College of Art and Design, majored in illustration and ended up BACK in Miami after graduating in 2010.

Then, after three years of working various graphic design gigs (ranging from wedding/event invites, jewelry catalogs, etc.) I took the plunge I had been putting off for years, and moved to the Fat Apple! I mean, Big Apple!

2017 marked my first year as a published comic artist, and I'm hoping it's the first year of many more.

For commissions and freelance, feel free to email me at

Thanks for checking out the site!