Fitting Indian is a brand new YA graphic novel written by comic and influencer Jyoti Chand and drawn by Tara Anand. Pitched as Never Have I Ever meets Spinning, this YA graphic novel follows Nitasha as she navigates stress and expectations from her conventional South Asian household, the challenges of highschool—and her psychological well being. Tara Anand is an illustrator and visible artist from Bombay, India primarily based in New York City. On Instagram, Chand posted;
In 11/2020, I despatched out a publication to 500 folks stating “I am writing a book”. I had nothing written but at this level, however I put it on the market, decided to do it as soon as and for all. Then I shared my early morning writing classes on my tales all the way in which till I landed my agent @chadwbecks at @catagency. I continued to share the journey as a result of all too usually we see the top consequence with out witnessing the journey to get there. We assume that it simply occurred for somebody, however I wished you all to see the dedication, years and exhausting work it takes to make a challenge like this come to life. I’m so grateful for you mother and pop. Huge thanks to @dugalboysdad and @herwildwalk for all of the random telephone calls the place I made you keep in mind the difficulty I acquired into at 16 so I might really really feel this character’s world. Nitasha is expensive to me and I’ve actually gotten to know her these previous couple years as I found her story. I can not look ahead to all of you to learn it. 🙂
Also can we get an enormous shoutout for @harpercollins and @megilnit for having not one, however TWO South Asian ladies on one e book! So grateful to my gifted illustrator @taraanand, I can not wait to see what you create.
Huge shoutout to my expensive good friend @jillifer_platypus for pushing me to write down, @chadwbecks for believing in my artwork, @megilnit for working with me so fantastically i on every revision, Clarissa Wong for leaping on the piece when it was offered and giving it life, @hamlinemfac for my schooling and coaching, @ucriversideofficial for serving to me discover my manner and @therealpapajotes for holding down the fort and believing in me all the time.
This is just the start my buddies
Fitting Indian will likely be revealed within the winter of 2024, by Clarissa Wong when she was at HarperCollins. She’s moved on now to Scholastic, so Megan Ilnitzki will now edit the graphic novel. Jyoti Chand and Tara Anand’s agent Chad W. Beckerman on the CAT Agency represented them each.
HarperCollins Publishers LLC is likely one of the world’s largest publishing corporations and is likely one of the Big Five English-language publishing corporations, alongside Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and Macmillan. The firm is headquartered in New York City and is a subsidiary of News Corp. The identify is a mixture of a number of publishing agency names: Harper & Row, an American publishing firm acquired in 1987—whose personal identify was the results of an earlier merger of Harper & Brothers (based in 1817) and Row, Peterson & Company—along with UK publishing firm William Collins, Sons (based in 1819), acquired in 1989.