Nusha Ashjaee is an illustrator, artist, and general creative born and raised in San Jose, currently based out of Brooklyn.
She graduated California College of the Arts in 2012, receiving my BA in Writing & Literature. During my time in school, I focused my studies on comics and graphic novels, keeping illustration and design in her peripheries.
Her style is highly influenced by alternative comics and storytelling. She incorporates a lot of texture and patterns in my work and likes to play with how bodies, rendering them so dysmorphic to the point of absurdity. Her work has been described as gentle, intelligent, and bizarre.
Her name means ‘sweet.’