Soumya Dhulekar was born in Mumbai and raised in New Jersey. She makes comics and animations related to her experiences of being an American immigrant, from the mundane moments of daily life, to issues of racial and social inequality in the US. Her work has been published in Catapult Magazine and in various comic anthologies. Soumya is also a member of Bigmouth Press & Comix, a collective of women/trans/non-binary comic creators and illustrators from AMEMSA (African, Middle East, Muslim, Southeast Asian) countries and their diasporas. Contact her for any collabs or commissions!
"A Portrait of My Three Grandparents (Who Passed Away)." Divide and Conquer, McFarland Publishing, Coming Soon in 2019!
"The Myth of the American Dream." The Sun and the Wayward Wind: North American Myths and Legends Anthology, Dandelion Wine Collective, February 2018.
"Dealing With Vaginismus." Dirty Diamonds #8: Sex, An all-girl comic anthology, Dirty Diamonds, September 2017.
"The Board of Trustees." Dirty Diamonds #7: Imagination. An all-girl comic anthology, Dirty Diamonds, September 2016.
My Hindu American Childhood, Catapult, June 2017.
BFA in Art History, Maryland Institute College of Art.