First published in the MINT newspaper on 17th Jan 2014. ‘THE SMALL PICTURE’ is a weekly comic brought out by Manta Ray.
This piece written by Annie Zaidi and edited by Dileep Cherian, is about the respite that music can bring in a crowded, choking, world. Keeping my lines rough and unfinished is usually quite a challenge for me, and I tried pretty hard to keep the lines rough and scratchy here to convey the chaos and discomfort of crowded, busy city spaces.
A couple of cycling tees I did last year for Procycle. I made 2 color options for the ‘linocut’ print – I think the colored one was the one that made it finally.
Three jigsaw puzzles I’d illustrated at the start of this year – one African Safari, one Indian Jungle and one Tropical Jungle. All digital art. My favorite is the Tropical Jungle of course. I find the yellow anaconda adorable because somehow its face resembles my cat’s :P
This one is a long overdue post, but I was waiting for my copy of the book to arrive. Released at the end of August – This Side That Side is an anthology of graphic narratives on Partition from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh; published by Yoda Press and Goethe Institut Delhi, curated by Vishwajyoti Ghosh. It feels great to be one among the 47 writers and illustrators to have contributed to this book. Karachi-Delhi Katha written by Sonya Fatah was the piece I illustrated. 14 pages of comic art made with glass marker pencil and white rotring pen deal with the dilemmas of a Hindu family living in Pakistan and a Bangladeshi maid trying to settle in Delhi.
A bunch of Ruskin Bond books underwent some re-jacketing at Rupa. And I got to work on the cover illustrations for 3 of them. Two of them appear below while the third one is yet to be printed. I love the way the colors have turned out, and the emboss on the author’s name :) Both these were entirely digital art.