Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Covered and Compiled

Comix India Volume 4 - The Real stuff is ready to come out. The concept for the cover comes from what non - fiction is supposed to be - writing the truth.

I also had to do a 2 page editorial comic. These are the images taken while I was at it. For now the issue has been compiled and will soon hit the sales. Keep a track of it on - comix india

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Koshy's and friends

This is from November when I went to Koshy's for the first time. The place has a comforting vibe. It doesn't require you to be something else to fit in the chairs. I guess nostalgia plays as a factor too. But, the one thing that really made me love the place is the tea. Order a tea pot and just sit and pour yourself cups after cups. If you manage to get a window seat, even better.

And a few pics and sketches of Miss PG.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas chocolates

Bhaiya has come down from Germany for Christmas holidays with abundant supplies of chocolate and stationery :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Last month, I went for two exhibitions. One of it was in Max Mueller Bhawan about German Graphic design. The work had rich variety with its playfulness and crisp expertise on the varied field of Graphic design. One thing that caught the attention most was the display of work. There were set of panels of eight put together as drawers and set of two as opening chambers. A very mobile and compact way of putting up work and traveling with it.

The second exhibition was the handmade collective by a hundred hands. It featured handicraft from different regions and you could shop around. Here, the work that was new to me was of Ram Soni, National Award winner who belongs to the Sanjhi Art of Paper cutting. With a thin pair of scissors and elegant movement of his fingers, he creates intricate shapes in papers. You can visit their site here and contribute as an artist too - ahundredhands

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Graphic Literature in India

One of the spreads from my book has been featured in this thorough article written by Margot Cohen on the Graphic novel scene in India. You can read the article here - Graphic Literature in India
This article has been written for Art & the City section, Goethe-Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, India.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cats n cats

I am back to my manual slr days. So, photo updates come a bit delayed. Last week of November, I visited the Magazine store, Church street, Bangalore. The place is a shelter for many cats, sleeping and whispering around. You could see them taking a nap at the doorstep, having cat fight sessions in the alley and at times hiding under the thick logs of old magazines. Also, cats remind me of a line from my friend Girish - 'Muffin cat needs love too.'

Monday, December 13, 2010

Almost there

After many months of rendering and staring at the computer screen, I printed the final dummy of the book. It looks good and needs a few corrections. Thats why I am in Delhi, editing for the final print file. Its freezing here but winters are always welcome. The work and few sessions of illness has kept me off from uploading new sketches and photographs. But, this month is full of travel and uploads will follow soon. By the way, the hand model in the picture is my friend Jyoti Somani.