Anuj Kale: From an Architect to a World Class Comic Writer Part 2 | AG 15

By Manish Paul SImon

Architect & Comic Anuj Kale

Anuj is an architect who graduated from Pune University in 2010, he went on to do Masters in Urban Design in CEPT, and then went on to create this fantastic comic brand called Leewardist which has been read by millions from across the world for it’s comical and thought provoking architectural content. Anuj’s life experiences and stories are all narrated through this Comic medium and it has grown exponentially over a short period of time. 

Superheroes from Marvel, DC, and even India’s Pran comics has always been a big inspiration for Anuj during his childhood days and he has taken this childhood passion to build a fantastic brand which is Leewardist.

Leewardist

Leewardist which was established circa 2014 believes in the idea of simplifying Architectural & Urban Design through visual storytelling. And what better way to do this than ‘Comics’

With more than 300+ comics published and collaborations with leading Architectural websites Archdaily and arquitetapage, Leewardist is paving the way for future Architectural comics in India and around the world. His work has also been published on newspapers like Mumbai Mirror, portals subscribed by the general public like “ the Logical Indian, MensXP, and ScoopWhoop” and numerous design and architectural magazines. 

Some of his most famous Comics are

Connect with Anuj Kale & Leewardist

Shownotes

(4:00) Visiting Faculty in a Pune College and the value from teaching students

“Sir aap kaha te?

(6:30) Teaching in a very fun & visual way
(7:30) Experimentation with the Leewardist Portal
(10:00) A Leewardist tribute to Charles Correa 
(14:30) Vinu Daniel an Architect from Kerala ~ The Zaha Hadid of Bricks

“There are no friends in your life.” – Vinu Daniel

(17:30) 

“You just have to wait. You just have to wait”

(18:40) Three things that I recently learned from Neelkanth Chhaya 

 “I think, I fast, I wait”

(20:00) PVK Rameshwar 
(23:00) The Protagonist Character of Leewardist 
(25:00) 

“My world and your world is the same”

(28:00) Attaining Nirvana in Gokarna and writing the comic that garnered 10000 shares
(29:20) Collaborating with Archdaily and becoming a content partner. Shoutout to Jayesh Ganesh
(31:40) 

 “Which country are you from?”

(33:00) The incident after a Workshop in Pondicherry 

(34:00) 

 You have one foot in your job and one foot in your passion. But one day you have to decide which foot to take out and put in which part. It can be either way.
 

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