Monday, February 23, 2015

Zapped : Aditi Dilip's Witty Story for the #6FrameStoryChallenge

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: or on

Read the other interviews by illustrators who took the challenge:
Rajiv EipeKalyani GanapathyPrashant MirandaKavita Singh KaleMegha VishwanathPriya Nair PanickerSweta Roy ChoudhuryPaneendra SureshPriya KuriyanYulianto QinManjari ChakravathiSonal Goyal and Sumit SakhujaSamidha GunjalPreeti LataShwetha Elisha,Mithila AnanthSunandita MehrotraVedavathi Narasimha MurthyJithin JacobVidya Gopal,Archana SreenivasanSomesh KumarGumaniAntara MukherjiAnjora Noronha,Vinayak VarmaSoumya MenonJisha UnnikrishnanKruttika SusarlaNinoshka DiasIsha S ValentineNeelima RaparlaVallabhi ShegaonkarSangeeta DasHari Kumar Nair,Lakhsmi MitterLily BanerjeeAditi DilipNiloufer WadiaDeepa JayaramanAnupamaApteNishith MehtaMuhammed ShafiAmar SoniKrishna Prakash K,Lavanya KarthikSonal Gupta,Kabini AminJason DvorakTanvi BhatRanjani SShikha NambiarAritra Roy ChowdhuryVaishali ChudasamaSharanya KunnathPriya ManikandanMilan NayakDelwyn RemediosGeetanjali BAmbica VinodShailja Jain ChouguleChitra ChandrashekharNikita ModiDavid KnightGeetali TareNilomee 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.

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