About me

Hi!

I'm Victoria H. Hamre, a Norwegian illustrator and comic book artist. For the past few years I have been working freelance, illustrating children's books, creating comics, doing editorial illustrations and private commissions. I primarily draw digitally, but I also have an education within traditional painting and drawing, and I enjoy working within all three fields. 

I work in many different styles, but most of what I do is colorful and clean. My pictures have a joyful palette and is often full of strange creatures, people, and animals. My style has developed through years of reading comics and watching animated films, which has led to my great love of drawing, as well as my interest in flat colors and clear lines. I'm inspired by artists like Euan Uglow, J.A.W Cooper, Amanda Jolly, Lucy Knisley, Raul Moreno, and Hiromu Arakawa.

If you would like to work with me I would love to hear from you, so pop by the 'contact me' section and send me an email!

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Education
 

University of Oslo - 2019-2021 - Master in Art History and Curating (Kuratering, kritikk og modernismens kulturarv)

University of Oslo - 2017-2018 - Bachelor in Philosophy

University of Oslo - 2014-2017 - Bachelor in Art history

Einar Granum School of Fine Art - 2012-2014 - Vocational education in painting



Experience

 

Publications

Brum and Sun - Think Equal, 2022. Illustrator.

Familien Vamp: Mysteriet med det langhalsede vampyrofferet - Papermoon Publishing, 2022, illustrator. 

Kokosbananas og prumpebrusen - Cappelen Damm, 2022, illustrator.

Lenge leve Teo! Et eventyr om gjenbruk. - Grønt Flagg FEE Norway. Illustrator. 2022

Ville Vitser: Ikke lov å le! - Fontini Forlag, 2022. Illustrator. 

Monstrous Transplants: Curating Feminine-Vegetal Relationships. From 7 Blikk: Kuratering og Bevaring, Paragone, 2021. Author & illustrator.

Ut på Eventyr: 13+1 eventyr som er snudd og vridd litt på - Papermoon publishing, collaboration with Plan Norge, 2021. Illustrator.

Kokosbananas og godteristøvsugeren - Cappelen Damm, 2021. Illustrator.

Kokosbananas og forte-seg-roboten - Cappelen Damm, 2021. Illustrator.

Miso - Überpress, 2020. Illustrator & author.

Den Raude armé - From ÜberRevolusjon, Überpress, 2018. Illustrator & author.

Trygg Forvaring - From ÜberTerror, Überpress, 2018. Illustrator & author.


Editorial work

Editorial illustrations for magazines & websites:
Amnesty Norge, Lesedigg, PechaKucha Trondheim, Filologen, Larm, Bøygen, Føniks, Samfunnsvitern, Vibro, Nynorskopplæring, etc.


Exhibitions

Group exhibition - Stavern, Krutthuset, Summer 2018.

Group Exhibition - Stavern, Krutthuset, Summer 2016.


Teaching:

 

Kulturfabrikken - 2019-2020 - Organized and taught drawing classes for children in primary school and junior high. 


Graphic Design:

Palais des Thés Norge - 2018-2021 - Worked as a graphic designer and social media manager.