Anuj Kale: From an Architect to a World Class Comic Writer Part 3 | AG 16

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

 (2:30) Anuj’s original quote
 “Leewardists is pure & innocent.”
(2:30) 

“The Problem with Architectural Journalism is that nobody is understanding.”

(4:30) Counselling Sessions on Instagram & Business Models coming up on Leewardists
(7:00) The Lobby in the Architecture Profession 
(7:30) The Courses Leewardists are conducting
How to make a portfolio?
How do I apply for internship?
(10:00) The importance of questioning

“He or she was asking the right question and you killed it.”

(11:30) Lecture series on “I don’t want to do Architecture” coming up!
(14:00) 

 “Peers are also to be blamed.”

(16:00)

 “This course can help you identify that inner thing you want to do.”

(18:00) Building a brand out of Leewardists
(19:00) The first workshop in Impact College of Architecture, Bangalore & the influence of Sowmya Pai.
(20:00) Learning how to make money online & the power of sponsorships. 
Workshops, collaborations & merchandise came into the forefront.
(24:00) Managing Leewardists with a team
(25:00)

“I don’t want to sit ‘araam se'”.

 (26:00) The secret to Leewardists Animation
 (28:00) Do you have any plans to make buildings in the future?
 (28:45) One advice for young Architects & Students out there
(29:30) Knowledge Drop –

 “I was taught to question.”

“Our education system is teaching us to become employees for the rest of our lives and not Pritzker Winners.”

 

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