For our second informative session, we interact with Priya Kuriyan, who is a Delhi-based illustrator, animator and has worked on various graphic novels and comic books for both, children and adults.
Tracing her journey, she talks about her first comic book, her inspirations, challenges in publishing a graphic novel, the comic book industry in India, her experimentation with the medium and its power to discuss political and feminist issues.
Designed as an informative series, our “Conversations” series helps young designers find their source(s) of inspiration.
About Priya Kuriyan
Priya Kuriyan is a Delhi-based independent illustrator and animator who hails from Kochi. A graduate of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, she has been illustrating numerous books with various publishers since 2004 and is known for children’s book illustrations. She directed educational films for the Children’s Film Society of India, the Sesame Street television show in India and has done many other design projects for children. She entered into the world of illustrations with the book I’m so Sleepy published by Tulika Books
About “Conversations” series
We live in an age where visual-storytelling is not only breathtakingly beautiful to see but also has commercial success associated with it. From animation, comics, graphic novels, to advertisement, branding, and education, design has become an indispensable part of an effective act of communication.
But how does one reach there? Before the glittery heavy paycheques and awe-inspiring products, one must go through years of intense training but even then, where to start? It is always helpful if one gets to speak with some of the best in the industry to know how one can design their own trajectory to learn design. Given the fact most of them are sipping their respective oceans of coffee while piling up paper-mountains of sketches and drafts in some cluttered studio somewhere in a big city, it is hard to catch hold of them.
That is why designed an informative series with the best designers and illustrators from India, to make this act of “reaching out for advice” more accessible.