“A line is a line till you give it your own imagination
and a word is a word till you give it your own story.”
This fascination with lines and words has led me onto my journey as a comic artist.
In 2019, I graduated with an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts. Since then I have been conducting comic and basic animation workshops at various schools across San Francisco, CA, Pittsburgh, PA and recently Atlanta, GA. My curriculum focuses on visual storytelling, personal expression and exploration through images and words.
I love teaching comics as I believe, it broadens one's imagination and deepens the understanding of any subject matter by breaking down complex thoughts in to simple sequential art. Also it is my pleasure to constantly get inspired and amazed by the work produced in my classrooms by my very talented students.
My art takes its inspiration from science, nature, mythology and human behavior.
I occasionally stumble across freelance projects, where I try to understand my client's vision and bring in my own style and sensibilities.
In 2021, I was offered an Artist and Writer's Residency at The Writer's House in Pittsburgh, PA. During that Summer and Fall, I worked as an Educator at the Carnegie Museum of Art for their Summer Camps, TAC (The Art Connection) and YAS (Youth Art Studio) programs while working on my first graphic novel, I left my heart in Stuttgart. In 2022, I was offered to be a Limited Term Assistant Professor of Illustration and Sequential Art at the School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University. This position has been extended till May 2023.
This semester, I will be teaching Illustration I, Illustration II, Advanced Illustration, Electronic Illustration, Visual Essay I & II and Sequential Art at KSU.
I hope during this time, I can grow my experience as an educator and artist, expand my business across geographies and work on my long and short format graphic novels and comics. My vision is to offer my students a platform to express themselves on page and take their passion to the next level of professional practice.
When I'm not drawing or teaching, I'm usually walking or hiking out in the wilderness.