Nidhi Chanani is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and writer. She is the owner of Everyday Love Art. Her debut graphic novel, Pashmina, was released by First Second Books in October 2017. It received starred reviews in the School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and was reviewed in the New York Times. In October 2018, Jasmine’s New Pet, which she wrote, drew and colored will release with Dark Horse Comics. Her first bilingual board book, Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend will release in February 2019 with Bharat Babies. Her debut picture book, written by Bea Birdsong, I will be fierce, will release in April 2019. She is currently working on her second original graphic novel, Jukebox, with her husband Nick Giordano which is slated for 2021 release. She is an instructor in the Master of Fine Arts, Comics program at the California College of Arts.
Nidhi was born in Calcutta and raised in suburban southern California. She holds a degree in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates because it makes her happy – with the hope that it can make others happy, too. In April of 2012 she was honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change.
Her media appearances include CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and BBC Radio. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, the Women’s March, My Modern Met, Bored Panda and India Times. Nidhi has worked with Disney, ABC, Airbnb, Sony, Microsoft, State Farm Insurance and a variety of other clients. Her non-fiction comics have appeared in the Nib. Everyday Love Art products are sold in retail shops across the country, including the San Francisco International Airport, Books Inc., and Therapy stores.
Nidhi draws and dreams every day with her husband, daughter and their cat in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Nick currently works full-time for a health tech firm and enjoys supporting Everyday Love Art on his off hours.
Role: Part time tech support, office DJ, cat bed, and exhibition support.
Fave place in San Francisco: AT&T park when the giants are playing or at home listening to vinyl.
How do you add love to your everyday: I cuddle with Nidhi and kitties.
If you were an animal: A bear because I would love to hibernate (with penguins).
Nickole is a recent graduate from University of California Davis with a bachelor’s degree in Art Studio. What Nickole loves about art is that it can be a personal outlet as well as a way to communicate and connect with others.
Role: Organizing office space, maintaining supplies, preparing for shows, sales associate, customer service, shipping and handling merchandise, and occasional cat feeder
Fave place in San Francisco: The lovely Yerba Buena Gardens because it’s peaceful and has great artwork
How do you add love to your everyday: Spending quality time with those that make me happy 🙂
If you were an animal: A mix of a Pegasus and a unicorn…and a sloth… and an alpaca… and a cat…In other words, a Pegaunilothacat