Gabriela  – a.k.a. “Gaby” a.k.a.  “Whimsy and Noir” –  was born, raised, (and still resides in) Texas, where she has immersed herself in many different sides of the creative world since a young age. After graduating from college with a degree in Fashion and Costume Design, she decided it wasn’t quite the right path for her to follow, and instead decided to try her hand at her first love: drawing.

Bitten by the digital art curiosity bug, she purchased a Wacom tablet early in 2016 and hasn’t looked back since. (She also named said Wacom tablet ‘Jensen’, after one of her favorite actors, from one of her favorite t.v. shows). Inspired by fantasy fiction, the Goth subculture, and darker, more magical and mysterious tastes, she makes it a point to inject her signature “cute and spooky” aesthetic in everything she does.

When she’s not busy drawing or writing her webcomic, you can find Gaby with her nose buried deep in a book, sewing a cosplay outfit for fun, or binge watching spooky t.v. shows like Penny Dreadful, Stranger Things, and oh yes: Supernatural.




The idea for “Spirits at Tea Time” occurred to Gaby one day while shelving books at her local library. Having always been a fan of ghost stories, Gaby dreamed up a tale of  the strange, but fun adventures that could happen when a regular girl befriends a friendly ghost who haunts a tea shop.




Whimsy and Noir is exactly what it sounds like: a little bit magical, a little bit dark. A cute bunny rabbit, and a spooky, mysterious black cat, (hence the logo). The best of both worlds. When coming up with a brand name that fits her aesthetic, Gaby went with the two words that best describe everything she has always been into.. Whimsical tales and fashion in the darkest shade of black.