Yamino (aka Elena Barbarich) is a self-published, freelance artist graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in Sequential Art. In 2012 she earned a Master's degree in Creative Entrepreneurship from the Plymouth College of Art, England.
She was born in Rome, Italy, but has also lived in California, Austria and Belgium. She is fluent in English, conversational in Italian and French, understands most German and Spanish, and is teaching herself Japanese. Her favorite drink is bubble tea (aka boba).
Other than writing and drawing comics, her hobbies include voice-acting, dancing in front of the mirror, travel, learning languages, speaking in the 3rd person, posing for pretentious photos, and going on adventures with her wife, Ash.
A colorful, mysterious creature native to North Carolina, Ash writes the Missing Moments for Sister Claire and helps plan the comic’s story with Yamino. Having earned her degree in Asian Studies a few years ago, Ash’s day job is advising students at a local university in the Asian Studies department, where she advocates all dreams great and small.
When she’s not molding young minds or fiddling with words, Ash can often be spotted building dart frog tanks, trawling local greenhouses, or cuddling her handsome little Dachshund. She also enjoys astounding passersby with her fabulous hair. By far and large, though, her absolute favorite pastime is going on travel adventures with her wife, Yamino.