INDIAN GRAPHICAL TELLERS – Kaveri Gopalakrishnan, an independent comics maker and illustrator

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She loves to explore the influences that her artistic training has on the visual language of comics. A graphic story, or a fun label design, is for Kaveri Gopalakrishnan the opportunity to create her mysterious dreams that draw nourishment from two apparently incompatible roots: fantasy and nature. From the invisible and the visible, this Sydney (Australia) based Indian illustrator graphically expends her storytelling skills. Her debut was in 2013, as a freelance illustrator for publishing houses. Growing up, her intellectual curiosity pushed her to improve, among other things, with Pratham Books, Instagram and Facebook.

In her view, collaborative work offers the opportunity to share sensory emotions and experiences. After studying animated film design in Ahmedabad, Kaveri Gopalakrishnan earned a master’s degree in design in Sydney. As an art director, she helped make children’s books translated into many languages. The Best House of All, Two, Instaa Gyaan, Before You Step Out, are the best you can find to have a complete creative profile. She has observed herself around 360 degrees, she has no coincidence she has even designed a mobile comic about Indian films.

Co-founder of Urbanlore, she is also a founding member of the international Kadak Collective, but continues to work as a freelance cartoonist. What about her favorite themes? Social, educational and mental. Yes, she also has the gift of clearing up minds. Between exhibitions and events, in 2019 Kaveri Gopalakrishnan participated in the MCA Zine Festival in Sydney. In Germany, two years earlier she had not failed to participate in the Internationaler Comic-Salon Erlangen. In 2015, however, she had been the guest of a graphic exhibition in Bangalore. For a list of her publications, exhibitions and projects, do not forget to visit her, she awaits you at

As a child reading Indian and American comics, she was able to imagine behavioral rules for Indian students. Even when she was a child, she wrote and drew stories. Kaveri Gopalakrishnan is best known for her interactive illustration On the roof, featured in the Google Doodle for Women’s Day 2018. How can I suggest an original souvenir about her? You could buy The Best House of All, a children’s book by Indian author Natasha Sharma and you will find her illustrations inside too. Poh and Pokers Tales, author of Nanditha Rajendrakumar and illustrator of Kaveri Gopalakrishnan, takes you on a merry-go-round of fun adventures in the animal world. Along the way, they learn to appreciate the value of companionship and perseverance.

The sole purpose of this site is to spread the knowledge of these creative people, allowing others to appreciate their works. If you want to know some already published cartoonists, you can type The intellectual properties of the images appearing in this blog correspond to their authors.


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