As designer and illustrator of the highly acclaimed graphic novel, A Gardener in the Wasteland, which was the first graphic interpretation of historical nonfiction in India, Appu nurtured a passion for creative communication. Her foray into the world of comics continued through illustrating for Times of India’s weekly supplement and font design for the highly acclaimed Bhimayana. She also produced a series of short-comics with Manta Ray and Fountain Ink Magazine focused on various socio-cultural subjects.
She carried forth her love for communication into graphic design roles before joining the world of publishing as a Senior Designer for Penguin Random House India. Balancing the lives of a graphic designer and comic-creator, she is currently working on a short comic on the life of Badshah Khan, the frontier Gandhi who started the Khilafat movement.