S. Venkatesan won the Sahitya Akademi award (2011) for Kaval Kottam - first writer in any Indian language to win it for a debut novel. His first collection of poems was published when Venkatesan had barely completed his schooling. Currently, Venkatesan is the general secretary of Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers and Artists Association. Poet, novelist and activist, Venkatesan has expanded his horizon with this foray into the world of the graphic novel with Chandrahasam
Artist: K Balashanmugam
Balashanmugam hails from Sendangadu village near Pattukottai, Thanjavur district. After graduating in fine arts, he documented the murals of the Naicker-period. Later he completed his post-graduation in Fine Arts and moved to Coimbatore. Here, Balashanmugam became acquainted with modern techniques, an influence that redefined his quest for art. Chandrahasam is an outcome of this quest.