Der-shing Helmer is an independent science-fantasy and educational comic artist from the CA Bay Area. She has a biology degree from UC Berkeley and a formal background in secondary science education. Before pursuing full-time personal work, Der-shing worked in the games industry and in freelance comics. Past clients have included Disney, Autodesk, Sony, Lerner Books, and many others. She is currently creating two comics, The Meek
and Mare Internum
, both of which are free to read online.