The art uses exaggeration to great effect. A starving woman might appear so skeletal that she looks like she's going to fall apart. A greedy husband is decked out in jewels with a huge belly. And, injuries; don't get me started on injuries. I'm a fan of Chadhiyana's character design; she's quite muscular and developed as you'd expect an actual female warrior to be, not to Superman proportions or a delicate woman to appeal to femininity's unachievable standards. The art is colored in a textured watercolor style that makes the comic look like a recovered scroll or piece of art from the era, and does a lot for achieving the tone of the book; however, the team may have done their jobs too well, for I found the sound effects in this book distracting and kind of silly compared to the rest of the set-up. Seeing a red exclamation point or the word “SHOOM” during what would otherwise look like a recovered artifact brought me out of the story and made me think, “Oh, right, this is a comic book.”
Chadhiyana is currently available to order at IndyPlanet.com. The link can also be found at the creator's website, www.jmdesantis.com, along with links to other publications, including some Chadhiyana prints.