Vanessa Balleza

(Caracas, 1978)

Vanessa Balleza has a college degree in visual arts from the Central University of Venezuela, and studied comic and illustration at the López Allaco Comic Book Schooll. This studies have influenced her making of a style which combines different techniques and formats. She has work as illustrator for several journals, such as El Diario de Caracas, Economía Hoy y Ecos de Caracas.

Her work can be found also in OceanDrive, Playboy y Todo en Domingo de El Nacional, to mention a few magazines. Her experience in the world of children literature includes illustrating for Santillana, Romor, Monte Ávila y Biosfera, producing: La T alta, Oto el pirata, El origen de los mosquitos, Orquídea bondadosa y La fiesta del llano.

As a visual artist, she and Cristina Núñez founded Artistas en conjunto, a collective who produces and coordinates art shows and exhibitions since 2004. News about her current art and editorial projects can be found at,, Facebook, instagram, and Twitter.


Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare

Adapted and illustrated by Vanessa Balleza with her endearing character CANITO

British Council Venezuela


Illustrated Stories

Illustration  is  my  passion.  I  am  able  to provide  you  support  developing  your illustration project, since I have a work team consisting in designers, translators and   writers   with   the   capability   of   complementing   your   personal   editorial project. It is just a matter of getting committed to do it. We encourage you to be an entrepreneur, believe in your idea and making your dreams come true

Works of art and sales

I  am  a  very  hectic  artist  who  is  in  constant  exploration.  In  my  online  store,  you  may  able  to  find drawings, printings, notebooks, paintings and sculptures, among others. Feel free to visit me and let me know your impressions.  



CANITO Un dia de verano

SOLO SHOW. Art Exhibition.

British Council en Venezuela

A world of fantasy turned into tales

“It is not about the strength of her imagination, but the force of wind that, as Lichtenberg would say, drove Vanessa to create these stories, since she elaborates these unreal scenarios in an absolute natural way” Perán Erminy