Charis Loke (1991) is an illustrator with a passion for storytelling. Drawing upon literature and visual culture, she depicts fictional worlds and current issues using traditional and digital media. Her work explores themes of conflict and contrast, wonder, diversity, and ‘what if?’ questions.
Born in Teluk Intan and raised in Seremban, Charis was drawn at a young age to the fictional worlds she read about. Illustrators and writers like Diane and Leo Dillon, Tolkien, Lat, and Rovina Cai number among her influences. She completed her training in science but took courses in illustration, animation, medieval history and comparative literature to develop her passion.