Kripa Joshi is an Illustrator and Comics Artist from Nepal.
She completed her BFA in painting from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in India with Indian Council of Cultural Relations Scholarship. After her graduation she worked for a few years as an art teacher in Nepal.
In 2005, she received the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
During this time she started making comics and developed the character of Miss Moti, a plump woman with a fertile imagination that frequently blurs the line between fantasy and reality.
She has self-published her comics and sells them online and at comic conventions. Miss Moti has also been a part of various anthologies. She has also illustrated for children’s book and conducted art and comics workshop for children and adults.
She was caught in the earthquake in Nepal in 2015 and having survived that terrifying experience she wanted to help the survivors who were less fortunate. So she and a friend created the HOME Art Aid Anthology. Sales from the book are currently providing art therapy for children living in tented camps.
Recently she was featured in the Comix Creatrix : 100 Women Making Comics at the House of Illustration in London.
This year she has started a weekly illustration titled: Motivation Mondays. These are also being published in a leading Nepali Newspaper.
You can follow her work on facebook, twitter and instagram. @kripakreations @missmoti. You can buy her books on Amazon.co.uk
She currently lives in the UK with her husband and daughter.
Highlight Of the Comiket
Kripa Joshi: Miss Moti
Since her inception, Miss Moti has always treaded the thin line between fantasy and reality… between the ordinary and the extraordinary.
These Miss Moti short stories were initially created for various comic anthologies like Rabid Rabbit, The Strumpet and Secret Identities.
They have been collected together for the first time and they help to chart the evolution of Miss Moti comics.