Author & Illustrator: Reesham Shahab Tirtho
Parenthood is an emotional experience for many. While some parents enjoy capturing the special moments of their children through camera, while others take up different mediums. Reesham Shahab Tirtho has showcased his journey as a father in his illustrated book, Babuibela.
When Tirtho's daughter was born, he started portraying her everyday activities in humorous drawings and illustrations.
The book is the journal of the first year of Tirtho's daughter, Audri, who just celebrated her second birthday recently. Tirtho doodled on his sketchbook with brush pen and ink, and created the series of drawings for the book.
"When she grows up, these doodles will help her understand the journey we went through and they will bring back her childhood memories," he shares."New parents inspired me to turn my sketches into a book, as they could relate to the drawings," explains the artist.