Tale of Kakamuchu

Client: Marjan Massoudian

The Pastilla team plunged headfirst into the whimsical arena of children’s fiction, providing visual concept direction and illustrations for Marjan Massoudian’s The Tale of Kakamuchu. Wanting to leave aspects of her story up to readers’ imaginations, Marjan opted not to incorporate character drawings, asking us to illustrate her book solely through artwork of the scenery on Kakamuchu’s home planet, Kaka-La. Inspired by kids’ innate creativity and love of storytelling, we drew from children’s literature, science fiction, and Japanese illustration to create a vibrant, fanciful environment designed to engage young readers.

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  • The scenery of Kakamuchu’s home planet, Kaka-La, engages young readers into the story.
  • The scenery of Kakamuchu’s home planet, Kaka-La, engages young readers into the story.
  • Excluding illustrations from the book leaves aspects of the story to readers’ imaginations.