Hello! My name is Jemma Jose, and I'm a kidlit illustrator and comic artist based in Chennai, India. I've been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil and I'm thrilled to call it my full-time job now. My art style has been influenced by the animated films I grew up with (Disney films of the 90's and gems from Studio Ghibli), and strong character design is at the core of my artwork. I love books and how words and images can transport you to distant lands, have marvellous adventures and learn valuable lessons. I hope to create engaging and thoughtful illustrations that will inspire the next generation of readers and give them many moments of joy, just like it did for me.
In my free time, I like to swing heavy kettlebells and draw far too many comics about my adorable Indie dog, Roku. If you'd like to read about my art journey and get some insight into my work process, head on over to my Journal, where I share tips, case studies and process videos.
You can also follow my work on Instagram

I am represented by Jennifer Herrington at The Harvey Klinger Literary Agency! 
For publishing-related inquiries, please contact my agent at jennifer@harveyklinger.com
For everything else, I can be reached at jose.jemma@gmail.com
Pratham Books Storyweaver, Puffin India, Duckbill Books, Ci3 for Chicago University, Audible India, Y NOT Studios