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Jukebox trailer!

⭐ Enjoy this sneak peek at the interior art for JUKEBOX releasing in 5 WEEKS! ⭐

Shahi and Naz find a jukebox that takes them back in time. Each album sends them to eras of American history in their journey to find Shahi’s father. A story about how music shapes our past and present and connects us to one another. 🎵📚

Pre-order from a local independent bookstore here or here!

Thanks to @nickaiart for this beautiful animation (she’s available for commissions!)

Jukebox cover and excerpt

I’m very excited to share the cover reveal of Jukebox along with a short interview and excerpt (!!) over on Comics Beat.

Out June 2021 – much to look forward to!

New prints and activities

I’ve added exclusive prints from Binny’s Diwali (1, 2, and 3) and I will be Fierce (1, 2, and 3) to my shop. Also both books have story time activities available for free download.

I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy.

More earth baby originals

More originals have been listed in my shop.

Thank you for your support this year.

earth baby originals

Art helps me focus and still brings bits of joy. I’m grateful that I can continue to create art in these uncertain times. I am fighting every day to remain afloat and art has helped. Walking and time in nature is a reminder that there’s still beauty around us. I love painting original work in the fall. This year I decided to free myself and follow the flow. It led to nature and this series of mini paintings, my earth babies.

Previously I released originals on instagram or via my mailing list. This year, I will time the releases in my shop, Friday at 12noon PST.

Tomorrow I will release six. They measure 2.5×3.5, framed, and priced $125.

Thank you for your support. Sending love and strength.

art book

For one week only, my art book is $5! No coupon code necessary.
From today until Sunday, 9/20.

As always, thank you for your support. Stay safe.

Canvas sale

Need art for your home? We’re having a canvas sale. Take 20% off with the code CANVAS20 at checkout. Sizes come in 16×20, 18×24, and 24×36 inches. Sale through Aug 20 to Aug 27.

It feels like every day there’s a new layer of crap to cope with – right now California is ablaze with wildfires and our air quality is terrible. We can’t go outside. Meanwhile, inside our home the smoke has permeated making our throats and eyes sore.

I’m working on a lot of art that I can’t share yet, and thankfully it’s keeping me optimistic. I hope you’re finding ways to add some hope into your days.

It’s a tough year and I hope you’re all doing okay.

Book Joy LIVE

Catch me in an hour with a host of wonderful authors with John Schu as we discuss our upcoming books. I will also be doing a drawing demo. Here is all the information!

And you can pre-order the book here.

I hope you have a good day!

Binny’s Diwali pre-order

I’m excited to share that I’ve partnered with one of my favorite local bookshops, Bel and Bunna, to exclusively offer signed copies and a free gift for pre-orders of my next picture book, Binny’s Diwali, written by Thrity Umrigar. All pre-orders will receive a signed copy and one 8×10 print (you cannot request specific prints). BUT if you pre-order 2 copies, you will receive each print (pictured below).

It’s a strange time to release a book, to say the least. When I was working on the illustrations for Binny’s Diwali, I had a note to myself that read “make this the best Diwali book ever!” It’s no secret that it’s my favorite holiday. I love Binny’s Diwali for many reasons – namely that it invites all readers, whether familiar or unfamiliar with the holiday, into the life of Binny and a celebration she wants to share. Diwali centers around banishing darkness and ushering in light, which is definitely needed this year.

I completely understand if buying books isn’t possible right now. But if you can share or boost in any way, I’m grateful. I’m offering the prints as an extra gift because I know we could all use some Diwali light.

Binny’s Diwali releases on September 1st.

Limited edition re-releases

I’m rereleasing a small batch of these limited edition prints that I created years ago for different relief efforts, Maya and Kapatid. The proceeds will go to the Equal Justice Initiative. These images will no longer be available for purchase after they have sold out!

Thank you for your support and I hope you have a restful weekend.

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