Art Lab: Impromptu Comics with Nidhi Chanani & Amber Padilla

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Join illustrators Nidhi Chanani and Amber Padilla to discover how comics reflect magical slices of everyday life. In our second session with California College of the Arts (CCA), they’ll share their sketching tips using the Procreate app on iPad with Apple Pencil. Then you’ll draw cartoons inspired by the things around you. Hosted by Matt Silady, CCA comics department chair.

Nidhi Chanani

Illustrator and Cartoonist

Nidhi Chanani is a critically acclaimed illustrator, cartoonist, writer, and faculty member at CCA. Her debut graphic novel, Pashmina, is currently being adapted for film at Netflix.

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Amber Padilla

Cartoonist and Illustrator

Amber Padilla is a graduate of CCA’s MFA in Comics program and a cartoonist and illustrator for the Oakland-based Know Yourself educational learning company.

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Matt Silady

Artist & Professor of Comics

Matt Silady is an Eisner-nominated cartoonist and the chair of the CCA graduate comics program.

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