On early 2011, I found an ad in twitter. There’s an open recruitment, seeking for illustrators and writers to work on a charity project, celebrating International Children’s Day. The idea is to make a children story book, any kind of story, but must be based on different cultures all around the globe, and -of course- supported by a very attractive illustrations *ehem*.
As a new illustrator (at that time), I am more than willing to participate. The project leader, Randy Mulyanto, gave me 4 stories to illustrate :
- Ulang Tahun Keliling Dunia (Birthday All Around the World), story by Koko Widjanarko – about a girl who accidentally meet a birthday-fairy (a fairy that specialize in birthday thing, not a fairy that celebrating his/her birthday all the time) that will help her celebrate her birthday in different countries, experiencing different birthday celebration cultures.
- Kelinci dan Monyet (Rabbit and Monkey), story by Randy Mulyanto – friendship between rabbit and monkey. A very touching story.
- Lolli, Lollipop, story by Rawinda Fitrotul Mualafina (I guess the author is mualaf) – toothache and candies, reminds me of my own chilhood memories.
- Malam Takbiran Yang Menegangkan (okay, what’s the english word for Malam Takbiran?), story by Rissa – A group of children planning to light fireworks on a very holy night, no matter what it takes.
Randy Mulyanto gave me more than enough time to work on this project, that’s why of all the projects that I’ve been worked on, this one is my favorite. I’m really really really proud of my works on Children’s World project, even I start to think about making my own children story book . Because when the story is up to me, that means boundless creativity. Oh well, let’s just wait and see.