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Su Vida Author Komoreby

About

 

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.
Dr. Seuss

I'm an artist, animator, author and a nerdy couch potato from the central hills of Sri Lanka. Su Vida is my pen name, since Suprabha Vidharshani Irugalratne is quite a mouthful. I was born and bred in Kandy, which is where I still live.

 

I have a bachelor's in multimedia, and I worked in animation and advertising for several years. I drifted away from corporate life to pursue my own creative journey and my volunteer work. I'm now a freelance artist and animator. Komoreby is my debut novel, which took years to develop, and I started uploading it from January 2021 on Wattpad, a massive indie novel website.

 

Art & Animation

I graduated from Multimedia University in Malaysia with a Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) Animation & Visual Effects. I worked as a 2D & 3D art intern at Frogtale Studio in Sunway City in 2016, where I created storyboards and 3D props for Sam McHamm & the Kingdom of Foodoo. After returning to Sri Lanka, I worked as a Digital Art Director at Wunderman Thompson in Colombo and later, as a Creative Director (remote) for an Australian nonprofit on sustainability called The Food You Choose. I have also volunteered extensively for many nonprofits, especially in environmentalism, animal welfare and plant-based food advocacy.

Showcased below is a collection of my art, design and animation work. Check out more on my Behance portfolio.

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My imagination is powered by rock/epic music, dark chocolate and amazing science. As a lifelong otaku, I have devoured a massive range of stories and creative content. Some of my biggest influences are: Disney, Dreamworks, Studio Ghibli, Steve Cutts, shonen/shojo anime such as Naruto, Bleach & One Piece, Don't Starve, Ori, Hollow Knight, Oxygen Not Included, Daedalic Games, Gris, Alice Madness Returns, Tim Burton.

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Original art brand

goth · chibi · kawaii

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Writing

I mostly write YA hard sci-fi with a pinch of kawaii and food for thought, though I might stray into fantasy on occasion. There are psychological and literary fiction elements in my work, including subtle social commentary. I often incorporate a large, diverse cast of characters and don't cut corners—from name meanings to world-building. I believe in fun with substance, so the themes I tackle are often individuality, conscious living, science, coming of age and feminism. Influences: Animorphs, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Sherlock Holmes & sci-fi authors Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds.

From January 2021, I started posting my work on Wattpad, where anyone can read absolutely free.

fun  ·  smart  ·  anime-esque  ·  quirky

Character-Driven

Follow heroines who tend to be nerdy, whimsical and rebellious. They often come with plant-based predilections and make heart-warming bonds. Ships, when they occur, are platonic by choice or ace (not talking about boats). I prefer third person in gaming, since I want to take a step back from the character—same goes for my writing, but with inner monologues.

Komoreby Evanna Zeller

Plot & Pacing

Plots are medium-paced in order to develop my themes and characters. I build intricate plots and strive for artistic unity. Embedded in carefully-crafted plots and funky, immersive worlds are pop culture references, mythology, symbolism and Easter eggs—which the nerdy readers are likely to unearth.

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Sci-Fi & World-Building

I love delving into the mind-boggling possibilities of quantum physics, space exploration and technology. Hence, my sci-fi and world-building are imaginative, but based on real science and plausible futurism. As a big science nerd, I do extensive research and draw inspiration from diverse sources.

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Art & Design

Due to my art background, my speculative settings and characters come with a touch of art direction. Expect rich imagery in scenes, outfits and the story world. I produce concept art whenever I can. The cover art and graphics are all original artwork produced by me.

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Komoreby

A YA sci-fi novel set in a glamorous, Asian eco-city.

Fun. Quirky. Romantic.

Hard sci-fi meets shoujo manga!

 

Follow the tale of Evanna, a petite gamer girl, when she moves to a glamorous eco-city called Komoreby. Reunited with her childhood bestie at the prestigious Komoreby High, it's the adventure of her life!

 

When the very first day spirals to rock bottom, she thinks life can't get any worse—until a school tour of the city's gargantuan particle collider takes a bizarre turn. Now she's zipped to a warped new reality with draconian rules that control her every move. To find her way home, she must delve into a rabbit hole of quantum physics and navigate a social web with a mysterious rocker guy she's relentlessly drawn to.

Featured on 18 official Wattpad profiles.

The sequel is in the works!

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Praise for Komoreby

Reviewers & Community Award Judges on Wattpad

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An Asian sci-fi retelling of The Little Mermaid!

Fun. Feels. Romance.

An oceanpunk adventure in the Indian Ocean.

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My stories are available free to read exclusively on Wattpad.

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