Entries by Nidhi Chanani

book expo america

This is a panel from Pashmina. The word shabash means congratulations in Hindi. Beta is the word for son/daughter. Around our house we’re always saying shabash to our daughter – and I imagine my mom saying this to me as I embark on my trip to New York tomorrow for Book Expo America. The trip will […]

my kitty love

Our kitty Zimmy has been going through a host of health issues. I am trying be realistic while maintaining hope. Meanwhile, I will be exhibiting at the Menlo Park Library Comicon on Saturday – please come by if you’re around! And today my first auto bio #comic was released on the Nib. I hope you […]

words resist

Download the 8.5×11 page here and page 1 here, page 2 here. Our dedicated activist helps an artist hang a sign and they celebrate with a high five! These are free, downloadable coloring pages. This is how I resist – by telling stories and creating art. I hope this will be a tool to help parents and […]

this is india

Do you remember the first positive representation of your home country? The lead character in my debut, PASHMINA, Priyanka is introduced to India in one of my favorite pages. I will be sharing a few sneak peeks before its release in October. I remember inking this page not sure if I could convey what I wanted […]

mother’s day cards

We have put a lot of cards on sale, including our two remaining Mother’s day cards. Also, I am happy and humbled that Pashmina was included in Teen Vogue’s list “8 YA Books with Powerful Stories about being South Asian.”