I illustrated and helped market Postman’s vision of an API-first world as a graphic novel. A story envisioned by Abhinav Asthana, founder and CEO of Postman.
What is an API? API stands for Application Programming Interface, think of it as the waiter taking your order to the kitchen and bringing you the food. APIs enable software components to communicate with each other. If the kitchen, and you, the customer were different software components, the waiter acts as the API. The world is increasingly becoming API-first and the graphic novel explains what API-first means.
Visualizing this world was a challenging process since the API-first world looks into the future, and explains technical constructs, so it had to represent progress while being relatable. Here is how I went about the process of creating this graphic novel.
I started by looking into science fiction for references. From Star wars to The Jetsons, I found a treasure trove of information for how artists visualized futuristics concepts. Heres one artist who I discovered in the process, Arthur Radebaugh represented ideas beyond his time and it was inspiring to see his work. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/closerthanwethink