Miller, Ann and Kaveri Gopalakrishnan. "An Interview with Kaveri Gopalakrishnan." European Comic Art 9.(2016): 99–112.
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|Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
BibTeX citation key: Miller2016
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Keywords: Creative process, Gender, Gopalakrishnan. Kaveri, India, Interview, Webcomics
Creators: Gopalakrishnan, Miller
Collection: European Comic Art
In this interview, Kaveri Gopalakrishnan discusses childhood reading, formative influences and how her training in animation has impacted on her visual language as a comics artist. She describes the pleasures of collaborative work, but also gives a sense of the solitude necessarily involved in comics creation, and shares her insights into the artistic and technical challenges involved in conveying emotion and sensory experience. The theme of gender runs through the interview, both in relation to the models that she encountered as a child in Indian and American comics, and to her own satirical take on the rules of female decorum imposed upon Indian schoolgirls. Kaveri reflects on her choice of Instagram posts as a way of publishing a certain type of personal comic, and on the very different demands of producing illustrations for educational books. The current projects that she sets out at the end of the interview demonstrate the breadth and ambition of her work.