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March 9, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Menlo Park Library
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Comic Artist Panel: The Road to Publication

Monday, March 9, 2020

You can draw, you can write--but how do you get published? Join us as a gathering of pros meets to discuss their experience.

A panel of artists, led by Nidhi Chanani (author of “Pashmina”), talk about their paths to finding homes for their art, whether in print or online.

Scheduled panelists
  • Ajuan Mance
  • Mai Nguyen
  • Meggie Ramm
  • Josh Elder

About Nidhi Chanani
Nidhi Chanani is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and writer who was was born in Calcutta and raised in suburban southern California. She earned her literature degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 2009, Nidhi began completing one illustration every day of the week. She called this Every Day Love, and developed her narrative style and voice with three years of daily practice. Thus began her art career and business. In April of 2012 she was honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change. 

Nidhi’s debut graphic novel, Pashmina, was released in fall 2017. It received starred reviews in the School Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and was reviewed in the New York Times. In March of 2019, the film adaptation of Pashmina with Netflix was announced. In 2018, Jasmine’s New Pet, which Nidhi wrote, drew and colored, was released through Dark Horse Comics. Her first bilingual board book, Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend, was released in 2019 through Bharat Babies. Her debut picture book, I Will Be Fierce, written by Bea Birdsong, released in April 2019. She is currently working on her second original graphic novel, Jukebox, with her husband Nick Giordano. 

Nidhi has worked with Disney, ABC, Airbnb, Sony, Microsoft, State Farm Insurance, and a variety of other clients. She is an instructor in the Master of Fine Arts, Comics program at the California College of Arts.