In our third informative session, we interact with Parismita Singh, who has authored several books and is as an extremely skilled storyteller, both with words and her drawings.
During the last month, we got an opportunity to read her debut graphic novel- The Hotel at the End of the World and were absolutely amazed by the multiple narrative threads the graphic novel had and also at their seamless integration.
Although brief, the interview is highly informative and is a must watch for all the aspiring storytellers out there.
Designed as an informative series, our “Conversations” series helps young designers find their source(s) of inspiration.
Parismita Singh is a graphic artist and writer who hails from the Northeastern region of India. Born in Assam, her stories underline the remoteness of the Northeast. She edited a collection of writings and visual art by women from northeastern India named Masterpiece which highlighted the striking diversity of the region. Her publications include The Hotel at the end of the world, Mara and the Clay Cows and Crab Chronicles. Her latest work is Peace has Come, which is a collection of short stories.
About “Conversations” series
We live in an age where visual-storytelling is not only breathtakingly beautiful to see but also has commercial success associated with it. From animation, comics, graphic novels, to advertisement, branding, and education, design has become an indispensable part of an effective act of communication.
But how does one reach there? Before the glittery heavy paycheques and awe-inspiring products, one must go through years of intense training but even then, where to start? It is always helpful if one gets to speak with some of the best in the industry to know how one can design their own trajectory to learn design. Given the fact most of them are sipping their respective oceans of coffee while piling up paper-mountains of sketches and drafts in some cluttered studio somewhere in a big city, it is hard to catch hold of them.
That is why designed an informative series with the best designers and illustrators from India, to make this act of “reaching out for advice” more accessible.