EP 69 . 16 May 18

Process of designing story books and illustrations (Marathi)

With Samidha Gunjal

In the episode

  • What is the biggest responsibility while working on art related to children?
  • What is the importance of stories narrated through visuals in a child’s life? How does it affect the upbringing? Do all stories have to have a moral?
  • How much liberty one can/should have while depicting stories through a visual medium. Can you share any case study which has positively impacted or negatively impacted children?
  • How much deviation can one have as a storyteller from the original story? How do you know the story which you are telling is true?
  • What is your process of working on any project? Do you have a style in mind and pick a story or the story dictates a style? How does it work?
  • What is the future of stories, storybooks in India?

About Samidha Gunjal

Samidha Gunjal is an illustrator and animator with a distinct drawing style of her own. After doing her Masters in Design with a specialization in Animation from IDC, IIT Bombay, she is now working as a freelance artist mainly in illustrations, 2D animation, comic art, and painting. Her work is mainly geared toward children’s books and aspires to be a storyteller through her art.