Pinaki De is a well-known and multiple award-winning graphic illustrator-designer who regularly works freelance for leading publishing companies like Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Pan Macmillan, Hachette, Westland Amazon, Oxford University Press, Rupa, Simon and Schuster, Routledge, Orient Blackswan, Singapore University Press (NUS), Primus, Amaryllis and many others. He has designed covers of over 500 books till date. In 2016, his cover design for the book “Kalkatta” by Kunal Basu won the best Cover Design of India award from Oxford Bookstore at Jaipur Literary Festival. That year the same work also won the best cover design of India award in PublishingNext 2017. His layout design work on Satyajit Ray’s archival manuscripts has drawn accolades from all across the globe. A Charles Wallace Trust fellow, he is also a practitioner of sequential graphic narratives. Incidentally, his PhD. is also on comics theory. Pinaki is also one of the editors of the prestigious annual magazine, Longform (published from HarperCollins in 2018) which is generally regarded as the first global comics magazine from India. He is the Indian Comics advisor of Mangasia, the biggest ever exhibition on Asian Comics curated by Paul Gravett for The Barbican, London. Pinaki juggles his creative work with academics as he has a day job as an Associate Professor of English.