The #6FrameStoryChallenge has led to the birth of a bunch of really adventurous and fun-loving bears! Aritra Roy's bear is eager to go up to the leaning tower of Pisa and is determined to get there with the help of a parachute. Primarily done in varying shades of black and white, Roy's work comes as a reminder of the need for more simple and uncluttered illustrations. Well, the ending made us a little weepy, but not all stories must necessarily end happily, right?
“I got to know about the #6FrameStoryChallenge through a friend. This was something new to me as I have never imagined myself to be a storyteller. And seeing some of the early entries I got inspired to take part in this. And who doesn't like picture books! Creating one was very exciting for me,” said Roy of the #6FrameStoryChallenge.
You're clearly a really good storyteller, Roy, and we hope to see more such stories from you!
(Aritra Roy Chowdhury is doing his graduation from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan.)
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.