I would never have guessed Vivek Shraya and I would be a good match, but a few years after receiving her first call I’m comfortable referring to our collaboration a “career highlight.” She asked me to make a cover and 16 full-page interior illustrations for her now-released book, She of the Mountains. It's a dual-narrative novel, with one part an allegorical re-imagined Hindu mythology narrative heavy on spirits, gods, desire, and transformation. The other part: a brown, queer, coming-of-age sexual-awakening love story. These were things I’d never even thought of illustrating, but Vivek knew there was a similarity between how I work, symbolically, and Hindu iconography. Dimensions include an approximate 1.5" margin. Printed in an open edition, signed and dated on reverse.