Written by: Ram V
Illustrated by: Anand RK
Colours by: Irma Kniivila
Letters by: Aditya Bidikar
I hadn’t planned to hand-letter a book anytime soon. Honest. I’m only now figuring out how to design a comic-book typeface that doesn’t go splat when I use it on a page. Hand-lettering was just something I occasionally practiced so I could feel this imposter syndrome all the cool kids were talking about.
What led here was a brash overstatement that Anand and Ram took at face value (for their own…
When we began this campaign we said we'd take you along for the ride as we create this book. We promised process posts and videos. Anand, in his Mumbai flat, dusted off his old tripod and set up a high-end camera that he regularly forgets to turn on when he's drawing things. Bidikar is hand lettering the whole comic. So, when he emerges from the recesses of his studio at the end of this process, like…
Work continues on the cover. Which we'll be revealing shortly. It's going to be gorgeous, I can tell from Anand's snippets that he keeps teasing me with.
In the meantime, thought I'd share something cool that we're doing with the project. Both Anand and I are maintaining sketchbooks / notebooks during the course of the project and we'll eventually put those bits together to create a Grafity's Wall…
Firstly, a big thanks to everyone for pledging your support to Grafity's Wall.
This project's been stewing in our heads for a while and it's great to get started on it. When Lizzie, the editor at Unbound, came to us and said she'd love to pick it up, we jumped at it. For me, it's the perfect project to crowdfund.
I crowdfunded Black Mumba in 2016 which was my first Mumbai…
These people are helping to fund Grafity's Wall.