Till now, we've only seen adorable idlis land up in the stories created by illustrators for the #6FrameStoryChallenge. So, when we received a mail about a story that featured a monster idli and monster chilld, we were curious to see what they were upto. Find out what happens in Lakshmi Mitter's story about 'Two best friends'.
Why I decided to sign up for the challenge? Well the idea of narrating a story with just pictures and no words fascinated me. I simply had to try it. It was a lot of hard work, but totally worth it. I learnt a lot and it definitely helps me in the experiment I am currently doing in coming up with video stories for children.
(Lakshmi Mitter is a freelance writer by profession. "I used to write articles in economics. But somewhere along, thanks to my kid, I found my passion which is writing stories for children. Some of my stories have been published in Malayalam Manorama Publication- Magic Pot, Deccan Herald and Hindu Young World. Oflate, I have been experimenting with video stories for which I write and illustrate myself. If you would like to take a look the link to my youtube channel titled "Adventures of Ted, the fire engine". The series is based on a fire engine who is terrified of fire! Every week, I put up a new story about Ted's adventures as a fire engine", says Lakshmi. You can also follow her blog.)
Read the other interviews by illustrators who took the challenge:
Rajiv Eipe, Kalyani Ganapathy, Prashant Miranda, Kavita Singh Kale, Megha Vishwanath, Priya Nair Panicker, Sweta Roy Choudhury, Paneendra Suresh, Priya Kuriyan, Yulianto Qin, Manjari Chakravathi, Sonal Goyal and Sumit Sakhuja, Samidha Gunjal, Preeti Lata, Shwetha Elisha,Mithila Ananth, Sunandita Mehrotra, Vedavathi Narasimha Murthy, Jithin Jacob, Vidya Gopal,Archana Sreenivasan, Somesh Kumar, Gumani, Antara Mukherji, Anjora Noronha,Vinayak Varma, Soumya Menon, Jisha Unnikrishnan, Kruttika Susarla, Ninoshka Dias, Isha S Valentine, Neelima Raparla, Vallabhi Shegaonkar, Sangeeta Das, Hari Kumar Nair,Lakhsmi Mitter, Lily Banerjee, Aditi Dilip, Niloufer Wadia, Deepa Jayaraman, AnupamaApte, Nishith Mehta, Muhammed Shafi, Amar Soni, Krishna Prakash K,Lavanya Karthik, Sonal Gupta,Kabini Amin, Jason Dvorak, Tanvi Bhat, Ranjani S, Shikha Nambiar, Aritra Roy Chowdhury, Vaishali Chudasama, Sharanya Kunnath, Priya Manikandan, Milan Nayak, Delwyn Remedios, Geetanjali B, Ambica Vinod, Shailja Jain Chougule, Chitra Chandrashekhar, Nikita Modi, David Knight, Geetali Tare, Nilomee Jesrani
If you missed the #6FrameStoryChallenge, but are inspired by the work of fellow illustrators and want to contribute to the open source story platform - do send us your stories! Story guidelines are available here.