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Down the rabbit hole!

Published on September 21, 2012, by in Graphics.

Most people think of superheroes when they think of Comics & Graphic Novels. But in fact, there are several other genres for fans to enjoy such as horror, humor, romance, childrens’, science fiction, fantasy, action/adventure, alternative/esoteric, manga, and adult comics. This graphic cult has many followers. Some are in love with the characters; some with the artwork. Some people enjoy listening to a story told through pictures. While the simplicity of comics is universal, the artwork herein can vary according to the countries they were created in. While the comic industries in Japan, Europe and the US are well established, it is still nascent in markets like the Middle East & India. The style of Artworks in Graphic novels and comics can be broadly divided into the following groups. American Style Regarded the forefathers of the industry, the American style is hugely popular and accepted worldwide as a form of



Draupadi goes to America

Published on July 25, 2012, by in Graphics.

22 years after Mahabharat- the TV series became a rage in India; renowned comic book writer Grant Morrison and artist Mukesh Singh in America have adapted our historical epic to the graphic novel form in one of their latest ventures, called 18 days.   The thing that bothers me is that people in India still don’t look at comics as a serious literary form, only as an art form, and that too, mostly for children. Comic books are becoming more responsible; they can hold up a mirror to society and be a reflection of society as a whole. The question today is – Is it art that’s imitating life or is life imitating art? The Holocaust, Terrorist attacks of September 11th, Islamic Revolutions, unrequited love, sexual orientation of the youth: these hard-hitting topics are not what you would typically think of finding in a comic book. But these burning social


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