Priya Huq is a Bangladeshi Texan cartoonist living in New York who speaks widely on issues related to the comics industry, art, race, culture, identity and their intersections. Her appearances include the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Emerald City Comic Con, and New York Comic Con. In her talks, Priya focuses on practical advice for marginalized artists and cartoonists. Audiences will learn how trauma affects an artist's brain and techniques for creating through trauma.
Priya is an outspoken voice in the conversation around diversity in comics and her work explores race and multiculturalism in America. Priya draws and writes diverse comics, often in watercolor for all ages on a variety of topics and genres. Her comics work has been featured in The Nib, as well as in the anthologies Habibi: Love Stories by Muslim Women and The Secret Loves of Geeks. In addition to her ongoing fantasy webcomic, Mana, and diary comic, Amar Shonar Bangla, Priya is currently at work on her first book, a young adult graphic novel featuring a fourteen-year-old girl, Nisrin, who begins to grapple with her cultural identity and sense of place in the world after a racist assault, which is forthcoming from Abrams ComicArts in 2020.