Friday, August 08, 2008

Najma Ki Jeet - Aur Meri Bhi!





I enjoy drawing. And I discovered it only recently along with the realisation that anyone can draw. My desire to illustrate a book for children took shape in the form of 'Najma Ki Jeet' - a story about a girl who wins a small but significant victory. The project was comissioned by the organisation Room To Read. It is for now my first and only children's book. These are the only pictures I have - not the best but will have to do for the moment.

Edit: For the record, the story has not been written by me.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats

Mandakini said...

thank you anonymous.

Pinkeagle said...

oh my, congratulations!!!!!!!! AND I can read and understand the cover :D

duende said...

congratulations again. from 'south of the vindhyas'. ;)

Shiny Tiny Satellite said...

cooool! and i love the illustrations. simple and spirited.

Mandakini said...

@ ahona - im glad you can read it!! and thank you :)

@duende - thank you again!

@ bhavana - glad you love! thanks!

Sine Qua Non said...

mandu ki jeet! :) congratulationsss

Anil P said...

Congratulations, being published is the realisation of a calling.

fulcrum said...

wow! congrats :) whats next? booker? :)
but seriously, this is damn good, i'll look at it as a sign of things to come :)

Mandakini said...

thank you everyone....really appreciate it.

@ aravind - booker? hmm...that'll be the day when someone gets a booker for illustrating a children's book :) but thanks! hopefully i'll break new ground :P

megha punater said...

wow congrats good work always shows results.

fulcrum said...

hehe i dunno about too many other literary prizes, and i thought the booker was a more realistic jab than a nobel :D
either way, this warrants a party :P

Kavita Arvind said...

awesome! great start mandakini! congratulations! you must be so thrilled :)

upsidedown said...

hey when I do a kiddies book, you can illustrate. we'll share the booker, commonwealth AND the noble ok??

ROHIT IYER said...

Hey, kudos!

I'll buy a copy (as long as you sign it!)

Did you write it as well?

Mandakini said...

Thank you Rohit :)

No, I didn't write the story. Hmm...i should mention that in an edit to the post....

Thank you!

NAMRATA RAI said...

yay!!!!
I know this person who illustarted this book.....:)
i know a celebrity!!! woohoo to you manjoo!
(sincerely....)
cheers to many more!

kookiejar said...

Congrats for your first book!
I'm sure there will be many more to come... but the printed copy in hand will always be a great moment everytime!
The illo style looks simple and well composed.
While I'm at it, check out Rob Scotton's new book here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0060831545/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link
He's quite an inspiration.

Mandakini said...

:) thanks nammo!

@kookiejar - Splat the Cat looks amazing!!! My morning has just improved thanks to the fuzzy black cat. thank you :)

fulcrum said...

i think we should all stop commenting, or else all she'll do is keep replying and not entertain us with more writing :D