Comic Artist Q&ASaturday, Nov 5
Meet the illustrators behind #DrawingRama at the museum for a casual Q&A about their original art for the comic and a discussion on what it takes to make it as a professional graphic artist, illustrator, and cartoonist in a design-centric city like San Francisco.
The Ramayana has been interpreted in every artistic medium high and low, and for decades has sparked the imagination of countless devotees through classic, cliff-hanger comics. In keeping with this tradition, the Asian Art Museum invited five Bay Area illustrators to re-imagine the main characters in their own visual storytelling styles. Four illustrators have drawn key episodes and the fifth designed the lush poster to “wrap-up” this limited edition version of the epic.
About the Illustrators
Drawing Rama Poster
Sanaa Khan is an illustrator, printmaker, and art teacher. She helps run Max's Garage Press, a community print shop, and Tiny Splendor, a small publisher of artist books and zines, both in Berkeley.
Rama's defeat of Ravana
Jon Adams is an artist, designer, and writer living in San Francisco with his wife and their shrimp. He's currently writing The Enchanted Tiki Room for Marvel, and drawing Chief O'Brien at Work for nerds.
Sita’s Abduction by Ravana
Wesley Allsbrook has been recognized by The Art Directors Club, The Society of Publication Designers, The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, and the 3x3 Annual. She draws for print, for the web, for comics, and now, for VR.
Sita’s Trial by Fire
Sophia Foster-Dimino is a cartoonist, illustrator, and former Google doodler. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she is active in the indie comics community and has worked with clients such as The New Yorker and Lucky Peach magazine.
Hanuman leaps over the Himalayas
Andrea Nguyen is a designer, illustrator, and RISD '13 grad currently working at Airbnb in San Francisco where she gets to make fun things and snack a lot.