name: Jenny Hefczyc | nationality: german | contact: Webmaster@Jeannedarc.fr
Hello. I'm Jen and I am an Artist who constantly works on stuff. Mainly Illustrative stuff
and either highly controversial comics or comcis with questionable humor.
Jen is constantly frustrated with humanity and art in general.
Jenny (Jinya) Hefczyc, born in Germany, is a freelance comic artist and illustrator.She is currently studying Digital Media (which includes Illustration, Game Design, and Film) at the HAWK University of Applied Science, towards her Bachelor of Arts.
Starting out young, Jen began her first exhibitions at the age of 16. These were all held in Germany, in cities such as Berlin, Leipzig and Hildesheim.
One year later, she built up one of the largest education websites about Joan of Arc, in three languages.This site also showcased her art, which, at the time, comprised large acrylic paintings of the heroine.
Assisted by the funding she gained through exhibitions and online sales of her work, Jen then spent a term abroad in Tokyo, Japan, where she started working on her prequel of her online comic, Insane we Trust, which was later published in Manga Mixx #9, an annual doujinshi anthology by Animexx E.V.
After returning to Germany and completing her Abitur (Secondary school matriculation Diploma, which qualifies students for university entrance), Jen moved to Berlin, where she studied Communication Design at the BTK Academy. During this time, she worked at the Games Academy as a freelancer, where she was involved in game projects such as Lumberjack (Download) and some other small ventures. In 2013, Jen published a short film about her multiple sclerosis illness, which has received several tens of thousands of hits, is shown in medical schools and universities all over germany and has been reported about on German TV (Sat1).
More recently, Jen’s lifestyle has been occupied by working and travelling. As a freelance illustration artist, she has travelled through New Zealand, Norway, Corsica, Italy, the Netherlands, England, and more, with her laptop and graphic tablet, until moving back to Germany to tackle her Bachelor of Arts qualification.
These days, Jen’s art and comics have become viral, online. While studying, she still works as a self-employed artist and is currently illustrating for the publishing company, Project Vielseitig.