The bright pink of the desert. The moon surrounded by a sea of glittering stars. Cactus' annoyed expression in the last frame. These are a few of the reasons why we were drawn to 'Zapped', Aditi's witty 6-frame story. In fact, this is exactly the kind of narrative that would leave a big grin on any child's face, don't you think?
This is the first time Aditi has conceptualized and illustrated a narrative, so she found the experience both challenging and fun. We genuinely hope that this has inspired Aditi to weave many more stories.
About participating in the #6FrameStoryChallenge, she says:
“I signed up for this challenge because I really believe in the positive power of a reading habit, especially for children. And to contribute in some way to this effort is a great opportunity for me as an illustrator + designer as well as a book lover. I enjoyed the idea of constructing a character and a story within the set restraints, which ironically didn't prove to be limiting at all.”
(Aditi Dilip graduated from NID as a graphic designer and worked with a design studio for a couple of years. The desire to start an independent career became irresistible though, and after two years she ventured out on my own. She has been an independent designer and illustrator for the past four years, and has been lucky to engage with wonderful clients from varied fields. She works at a shared workspace/studio that she co-founded in Bangalore and turns to self-driven illustration projects as often as she can. You can see her more of her work here: www.facebook.com/aditidilipillustrating or on http://aditidilip.com)
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.