Sabba Khan 

Sabba Khan is a Newham based South Asian Muslim visual artist, graphic novelist and architectural designer. Her work looks at unpacking rootlessness, displacement and intergenerational trauma faced by migrant communities who sit in the aftermath of colonial legacy. She uses lived experience, memories and oral histories  to expose how wider policies affect our day to day.

Sabba Khan’s debut graphic novel, The Roles We Play, is published by Myriad Editions, supported by Jerwood Arts and is now available in bookshops nationwide. She is joint Eisner Award winner for Best Anthology 2020 for ‘Drawing Power’ where she was both front cover artist and key contributor. Clients include; The NHS, The British Library, SOAS University, London Borough of Newham, Each Other, JCWI, to name a few.

To support Sabba’s work check out her debut graphic novel, The Roles We Play, available now. 
For architectural work please have a look at Khan Bonshek
Sabba is a member of A-N Artists, The Association of Illustrators and The Society of Authors. 

Coming Up 2021

+ 4th September - Book Launch at Civic Square, Birmingham- BOOK HERE
+ 6th Septemeber 7pm-  Cartoon County - Chat with Alex Fitch - REGISTER HERE
+ 6th October - House of Illustration ‘Finding Your USP’ panel talk - Details TBC


Press, Events, Exhibitions

-2021-

Articles, Reviews, Book Lists
+ Hackney Citizen - Review of The Roles We Play
+ My first fan art from incredible artist Baljinder Kaur
+ Eastern Eye Interview
+ Cosmopolitan’s 20 Best Books for South Asian Heritage Month 2021
+ Amaliah’s 9 books for South Asian Heritage Month 2021
+ The Skinny - Review of The Roles We Play
+ The National, interview and review of The Roles We Play
+ Instagram Highlight responses to The Roles We Play
+ Samia Aziz Review of The Roles We Play
+ Hafsa Lodi Review of The Roles We Play
+ Page FortyFive Review of The Roles We Play
+ Broken Frontier Review of The Roles We Play
+ Comics Review of The Roles We Play

Radio
+ BBC Radio London with Sunny and Shay 46 mins in
+ BBC Three Counties with Farzana Chaudry - 1 hour 34 mins in
+ BBC West Midlands Masala with Gagan Grewal - 1 hour 43 mins in
+ BBC West Midland with Shay and Sunny  - 45 mins in
+ 8th August - Times Radio Interview with Ayesha Hazarika
+ BBC Radio Leeds Interview with Rima Ahmed - 2 hours 42 mins in
+ BBC Radio London Interview with Jamoke Fashola - 2hour 49 mins in

Events and Podcasts
+ 12th August - South Asian Heritage Month Roundtable Event, Manchester Central Library
+ South Asian Heritage Month Panel talk ‘Rise of the Bookstagrammer’
+ Make It Then Tell Everybody - In conversation with Dan Berry
+ Haramacy Festival
+ Recipes of Resistence Exhibition



[2020]
+ Elephant Magazine Interview
+ Pahari conversations with Birmingham based radio station
+ The White Pube's response to my rolling pin piece
+ Artist Talk 'What do we need to thrive?' in conversation with Ort Gallery
+ Top 10 Feminist Graphic Novels chat with Jenny Robins and Sabba Khan
+ Drawing Power wins an Eisner Award
+ Eco Archi Comic - Special commendation and shortlisted by RIBA
+ An interview with South Asian Writers for South Asian Heritage Month 2020
+ Laydeez do Comics


[2019]
+ Jerwood Arts Funding, New Work Fund


[2018]
+ Broken Frontier Motherhood Zine Review
+ Broken Frontier Spotlight
+ An interview with the Islam Channel on their City Reflections programme