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Scallywags Summer





This short comic/illustrated story is inspired by my memories of reading Russian Fairy Tales as a child. The book Mridu picks up is The Lost Girl and the Scallywags by Galina Demykina. What I remember the most are the beautiful names and the dark enchantment of these books. Have you had similar experiences?

It is also a part of my illustrations for introverts. Mridu is a shy and quiet girl like I was. And she likes to do things by herself. And, her very first friends are books – something most introverts would agree to. Let me know your thoughts.

 This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.


Seema Misra

Seema Misra undertakes freelance projects for illustrations, content creation, copywriting, and social media marketing through her blog Lonely Canopy. To unwind, she watches world cinema or travels across it. She talks to her plants and sometimes people as well. But more often than not … you will find her curled up in her favorite corner reading a book while sipping strong coffee.

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I was in love with the Russian fairy tales too – the names, the woods and their concept of children s life was so different form Enid Blyton. I was convinced I was born in the wrong spot and yearned to be away to these lands which seemed so much fulfilling 😉

Rashi Roy

Beautiful illustrations and Mridu is so me. Would love to read more 🙂

Abhijit Ray

Lazy, hot and quiet summer afternoons make people do crazy things, explore forbidden rooms, more so when they are advised not to. A nice story.