Sanika Phawde is an illustrator and comix artist working between Mumbai and New York City. Born and raised in India, she is now pursuing education in New York. Her recent work explores the theme of processing and documenting human relationships through mix-media reportage based comics and minizines. She is inspired by everyday life, instances of emotional connection, and the social systems we are contained in. She is also fascinated by the conversations people have over food, the diversity of food in New York, and how food experiences are influenced by seasons and the political climate. She is currently working on an autoficton narrative about her journey of learning to love herself and accepting her body and sexuality as a freshly adult immigrant in a whirlwind courtship with the city of New York.
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Sanika Phawde is an illustrator, animator, and cartoonist working between Mumbai and New York. She makes art to feel worthy of existence, and to make her parents uncomfortable. A lot of her work explores questions of identity and nihilism, themes of human discomfort in context of physical and mental spaces, and how uneasiness can be evoked, or expressed. She likes watching cartoons, adopting trees, collecting glass bottles, writing morbid poems, and is the world’s okayest badminton player. She once won a food challenge and would like to include it in her resume.