“Adunni Dares to Dream” is a book about a young girl who grew up poor in the village in a time when expectations were much different for girls than for boys. Girls were (and in many places still are) expected to help in the home or on the farm and hope to become a mother and homemaker someday. They simply were not a priority when it came to formal education. It was rare for girls to develop a determination to break those gender barriers, even more so for a girl in a poor family. This is what makes Adunni’s journey extra inspiring.
This is my first time illustrating a book for this age range so, naturally, I assumed the book would have to be colorful, clear/clean/crisp, and easy for a child to digest what’s going on.
In hindsight, I may have been wrong but that was the summary of my strategy.
I harked back to my college days when I was in charge of the art department in one of our student fellowships. We used to make a lot of posters using cardboard cutouts. I’d make a sketch of the illu…
Typecasting must really suck for an actor. And it's a potentially sad result of humans' lazy dispensation towards summary judgements based on appearance and first-impressions.
However some other actors dream of being so lucky to even get a role memorable enough to lead to typecasting.
On the less harmful side of typecasting is the notion that you created a character so real that it overshadowed your real self.
Jim Parsons will have to work extra hard to not be Sheldon Cooper in the eyes of the public... ...or he could just cash his cheques smiling all the way to the bank knowing his betters could possibly be bussing at coffee shops as I type.
"Each Netflix show doesn't have to be a massive success in its own right....just good enough" Part 1: I once saw a post about a crowdfunding Hollywood studio startup and it got me thinking. While I'm mistrustful of Kickstarter startups like these, I like the idea in theory. The idea of involving the masses in choosing what gets made next. I think of Netflix because they have perfected this model. Not in the sense of asking people what they want to watch next (like Amazon now does) though. Netflix doesn't necessarily ask people what they want to watch (let's face it, people never really know what they want). Netflix uses algorithms and analytics to figure out what a target demographic will want to see next based on automated feedback from their viewing habits. This is the real advantage of the streaming paradigm...the analytics...not the convenience (which is a nice perk...don't get me wrong). Thanks to said targeting, Netflix is in a unique position to be able …