Shout-out: Anuj Shrestha


Anuj Shrestha was born in Kathmandu, Nepal and grew up in Irvine, Anchorage and Denver. He is influenced by Los Bros. Hernandez, Katsuhiro Otomo and Manuel Ocampo. His illustration work has appeared in The New York Times, Playboy and Financial Times Magazine, UK. His comics have appeared in various anthologies, including Rabid Rabbit, Supertalk and Secret Identities. His comic “American Cat” was listed in the Best American Comics 2010 anthology. He lives in Forest Hills, Queens with his dog and two pet iguanas.

An excerpt from the second part of a horror-noir series exploring themes of power, nature and fear, 2012.

Editor's note: I'm not sure what it means in Freudian terms, but Anuj draws a LOT of people with heads transforming into flowers. Honestly, it doesn't matter what it means to me, as long as he keeps at it. I could stare at one of those elegantly rendered flower heads for hours. In fact, I may be doing that soon once I scrape up the cash for the oversized print I was eyeing at MoCCA.

Three panels from "Another One Down", appeared in Rabid Rabbit #13

Another flower-headed guy

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