books for strong kids

I feel very happy that PASHMINA was included in a list of wonderful books to build strong girls and boys in the Washington Post today.

I’m also very happy to be home (not traveling for a couple months) and working on my next book and some to be announced projects.

I hope you have a good week!

pashmina in india

I’m thrilled to share the news that PASHMINA has been picked up by Harper Collins India for local release in 2018! This means that it will be published and distributed IN INDIA! I’m so happy – more information and release date forthcoming!

Also today is the last day of our final sale of the year. Enjoy 25% off our shop with the code HOLIDAYLOVE.

Happy week to you!

sale + comix experience

Now through Wednesday is our last sale of the year. Enjoy 25% off our calendar, prints, cards, necklaces and more! (excludes canvas, sale and originals). Use the code HOLIDAYLOVE at checkout.

Also my last signing of the year will be at Comix Experience in San Francisco on December 17th at 11am.

Then I’m going to take some much needed time off with my family.

I hope you have a happy and warm holidays!

so many things!

Signing in Cambridge, MA

Speaking at Cambridge library

Signs colored by students in Chicago

Excited Chicago school kids

Chicago middle schoolers

A favorite drawing request: unicorn

A lovely welcome in Austin

Happy readers in Takoma Park, MD

Takoma Park, MD library

One of my favorite photos – a young girl reading PASHMINA. I think my heart will always swell at the sight of someone reading a book I made… it’s been my lifelong dream!

I’m home from my mini tour, which I realized midway wasn’t very mini. I visited eight cities in the span of a few weeks and had the wonderful opportunity to speak to school kids in each town. It was equal parts exhausting and exhilarating. I met kids, teachers, librarians and booksellers who were excited about books, art and comics. I feel incredibly grateful for each opportunity. The road is hard – and especially so when due to illness I had to cancel a few signings – but it was worth the wear and tear to meet readers.

More than that though, I felt love. Whether it was family and friends who hosted me (since I paid for a good portion of the tour from my own funds, I called in a lot of favors), folks who came to signings, kids who told me their rooms were full of my art (!!), or simply conversations I had in cars and planes where we shared our growing concern for our country – I felt a thread of love and understanding. THAT is what motivates me to keep going, keep hustling and keep creating.

On that note I am excited to share that my second graphic novel, JUKEBOX has been announced! I am writing it with my hubbahubba, Nick Giordano. There’s an exclusive interview and a little art on syfy!

I also was notified that PASHMINA was reviewed by the New York Times! The review will appear this Sunday November 12th! An excerpt: “Chanani masterfully turns the complex immigrant narrative into a magical and captivating work of art.”

And lastly, I must share my upcoming events!

I will be in Santa Clara tomorrow, November 8th, at Illusive Comics for a signing.

Next weekend, November 16-19th, I will be at the Miami Book Fair (which is bigger than San Diego Comicon – which is slightly terrifying).

The weekend of Thanksgiving, November 25-26th, I will be participating in my ONLY holiday show with SF Etsy at Pier 35.

I hope to see you at one of these events! And thank you to everyone who’s purchased, read, shared, and reviewed PASHMINA. Your support on this journey allows me to keep going <3

birthday sale!

Yay! It’s my birthday. Celebrate with me and enjoy 25% off today with the code HAPPYDAY only at everydayloveart.com (excluding sale and canvas prints).

I hope you have a wonderful day!

updates & news

I’ve been traveling around promoting PASHMINA and unfortunately had to cancel this weekend’s Seattle and Dallas signings due to illness.

I am recouping and back on the road Monday. I hope to see you in Chicago at Anderson’s Bookshop on November 1st. I will also be at the YALSA Symposium in Louisville on November 4th. And to cap it all off, I’ll be at the Miami Book Fair November 17-18. More information about my events here.

And at home in San Francisco, I’m honored to be featured in the Cartoon Art Museum‘s reopening exhibit which will be up until February.

Meanwhile there have been some wonderful press about PASHMINA in Bleeding Cool, The Mary Sue and Electric Literature.

Thank you, always, for your support. I hope to see some of you on the road!

2018 calendar!

Our 2018, limited run calendar has arrived! We will begin shipping out orders on Monday!

Thanks and have a lovely weekend ^_^

happy diwali!

Festival of Lights - Birthday Card

Diwali Tree - Blank Card

Diwali Dreams

Happy Diwali! I hope you and yours have a wonderful, light filled year.

I will be in Santa Cruz at Atlantis Fantasyworld signing PASHMINA this Saturday from 4-7pm. Also on Monday I will be at the Barnes and Noble in Huntington Beach for a discussion and signing with Cecil Castellucci.  See details and more of my upcoming events here. I hope to see you on the road!

 

inktober + launch party

The seeker (available)

The audiophile (available)

All inktober drawings are available for purchase, $45 each, if you’re the first to contact me. They measure 2.5×3.5 on bristol board made with a combination of brush pen, gold paint, and a dash of colerase pencils. I will update the post when they’re gone!

Tomorrow is my official Pashmina launch party at Trickster in Berkeley (which is thankfully indoors) There will be some light snacks, a short presentation and lots of fun. I hope you can make it!

pashmina is out today!

Eeee! Pashmina is officially out today! You can go into your local bookstore, comics shop or library and find it (and if it’s not there, request it!). Thank you everyone for your support, love and kindness through this journey. I hope to see some of you this month on my mini book tour.

I will ask one favor – if you can write a review on Amazon, that helps me a lot!

Thank you to Lyla Warren for animating this beautiful book teaser.

I hope you have a lovely day <3