Charis Loke is a book and map illustrator based in Malaysia on the sunny and stormy equator. She makes richly-layered covers and maps that convey stories and cultures, and has worked on books by Fonda Lee, Hannah Whitten, Kacen Callender, Andrea Stewart, Judy Lin, M. L. Wang, and Hanna Alkaf.
Charis combines her training in biochemistry, community arts, and sociology to approach varied subjects and fantasy worlds. She also edits and curates non-fiction comics and illustrations for Southeast Asian nonprofits and publishers.
Clients include: Netflix, Orbit Books, Macmillan, Subterranean Press, Strange Horizons, Fireside Magazine, Editions Jentayu, Mekong Review, George Town Literary Festival, Singapore International Foundation.
Selected group shows at Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis; ArtScience Museum, Singapore; Hikayat and the Hin Bus Depot Gallery, Penang; Patan Museum, Kathmandu; Atrium Gallery, Bristol.
Available for: fantasy, YA, and horror illustration (maps, interiors, covers); editorial illustration