Zines & other DIY stuff
Hi! I write stories about cultural expectations, discrimination, racism, queerphobia, sexism and classism. I eventually want to work on my own animated series, films, and publish books which primarily focus on QTPOC.
Tabling at Zine Fests
5.5" x 8.5". 100 copies.
Published Oct. 2019. Added 10 more pages to my zine Sadhana, which contains vignettes about my mom. The zine looks at her many identities, some of which include immigrant, South Asian, woman, wife, and mother.
5.5" x 5.5". 28 pages. 100 numbered copies. Published 2019.
This zine focuses on my childhood in India, and what it was like for me as a brown immigrant when I moved to the U.S. at age 10. Illustrated by two of my favorite people in the world: my 7-year-old nieces.
Hot Chachas (art book)
8.5" x 7". 50 pages. 100 numbered copies. Published 2018
An expanded version of the Hot Chachas zine, this book has 23 chachas! The book was made as an art book for my first ever solo art show at Strut in San Francisco in May 2018.
THREE vol. 10
5.5" x 4.25". 100 copies. Published 2019.
An annual collaborative art and literature zine, first published in 2009, for which participants have six months to contribute three works of "art." The zine was supposed to have been published in 2018, but, umm, it took me awhile to get around to it. This is the 10th and final volume of THREE.
5.5" x 5.5". 16 pages. 100 numbered copies. Published 2017.
The zine focuses on my hair, the cultural and sexual memories I have relating to it, and what's like for me to be a hairy man in the gay community and in a classroom. WINNER: Best Perzine and Best Zine Overall at 2018 Broken Pencil Zine Awards.
my lovers, my amoeBAE
5.5" x 5.5". 32 pages. 100 numbered copies. Published 2018.
A collection of not-so-positive stories about lovers and my experience of getting entamoeba histolytica last year.
5.5" x 5.5". 16 pages. 100 numbered copies. Published 2017
While there's a fetish for "daddies" in western gay communities, the preference is for "chachas" or uncles in South Asian gay communities. The zine focuses on seven types of these hot chachas in a humorous way.
THREE (ten volumes)
5.5" x 4.25". 100 copies. Published 2009 - 2019.
An annual collaborative art and literature zine, first published in 2009, for which participants have six months to contribute three works of "art."
Sadhana **SOLD OUT**
8.5" x 5.5". 20 pages. 100 numbered copies. Published 2016.
A collection of anecdotes about my mother (because she's a remarkable person). Anecdotes recount her experiences as a mother, a woman of color in the U.S., a non-English speaker and a woman surviving within the restraints of Indian culture.
Cities vol. 1 **SOLD OUT**
5.5" x 8.5". 28 pages. 100 numbered copies. Published 2017.
A collection of racist, homophobic, classist and sexist interactions I've experienced or observed in different American cities. Illustrated by Neil G. Ballard.
100 Years from Now Our Bones will be Different
9" x 6". 81 pages. 1000 copies. Published 2015. Funded through Kickstarter.
Inspired by Spoon River Anthology, 100 Years chronicles the history, from 1915 to 2015, of a fictional African American family through epitaphs and watercolor portraits.
Illustrated by Lawrence McWilliams.
**Received a star review from Publishers Weekly**
Still Walking in the Bones of My Ancestors
9" x 6". 40 pages. 100 copies. Published 2016.
A companion zine to 100 Years, Still Walking contains non-fiction stories from friends, family members and strangers who are Black.
1" diameter. Made in 2017.
Bollywood, butts and personal ads from '80s magazines.
Buttons made from personals in gay magazines from the '80s. I will also have buttons for my Hot Chachas zine.
Tote Bag **SOLD OUT**
Canvas bag. Made in 2017.
Illustration from my Hot Chachas zine.
Greeting Cards **SOLD OUT**
5.5" x 4.25". Made in 2016.
I designed greeting cards for the first time last year. These are part of an ongoing series about Indian holidays.