WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
Kruttika Susarla is an illustrator and designer from Andhra Pradesh, India, who has worked with political magazines, creative agencies, and advocacy groups in the global south. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and making comics.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
My peers and mentors at school, work that my friends are making, graphic novels at the public library in my city, the internet archive.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
The story I’m working on right now! My thesis project is a comic set in a world where libraries are disappearing. The last remaining library is on an island called the Strange Garden and it is being taken over. A secret club of nerds is set to change that with a pigeon and some unlikely friends in tow.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Currently reading: Things We Found During the Autopsy by Kuzhali Manickavel Currently listening: Ayonha by Hamid Al Shaeri Currently re-watching: C/O Kancharapalem by Venkatesh Maha