Thursday, February 2, 2012

Brainwave. Issue 15. Survival Skills.

This has to be one of the most awaited issue of Brainwave for me. After all, it talks about evolution and what's evolution if we don't drop a cockroach saga in it. The old friend of our forefathers has taken the seat again and this time in the form of an infographic. Apart from that, there is a small informational comic on the trash trail (an initiative by Daily Dump, run by Poonam Bir Kastoori). 
There is so much to draw in a period of one month that I at times resort to other ways of illustrating where you cut, paste and mold stuff to create a visual. This intent is helping me to opens new doors of exploration. I am planning to try some collage for the coming issues. For this issue I just coloured my hands with rolling play-doh. 
So here is the new issue with some play-doh molded illustration, Roach Baba infographic and the adventures of Rack Rat through the lugubrious landfills. 

The coming issue is about smelly gaseous stuff and the work so far has been sailing well. But, today I got to know that Robert Crumb, Chris Oliveros (founder of Drawn & Quarterly) and Gary Groth (publisher and co-founder of Fantagraphics Books) are making a visit for the Comic Con in Delhi. Need to rush up a bit and make sure that I land up there too. Hopefully.


  1. Somesh..
    Keep up the great illustrations for Brainwave.. these are fun and educational even for old folks like me LOL


    1. Thanks :) Well, I have always believed that a science magazine for kids is something that grown-ups won't mind reading themselves too. You just have to be out of the classroom scenario and have fun with it.

  2. Amazing! It's amazing how you add a difference to each issue of the brainwave magazine. The variety of illustrations across the various issues is truly inspiring. :)

  3. play-doh illustration and typography looks really nice!

  4. Unique Outdoor Survival Skills

    Don't you find it ironic that even with all this scandalously expensive education, people today know so little?

    If they can't even fix their car, how are they supposed to handle a - let's say - long term food shortage?

    You can't possibly hope they'd know how to garden and produce their own food, save seeds for next year, and use leaves plowed under to fertilize the soil.

    Not to mention trapping, catching, skinning and cooking a rabbit...

    These may seem advanced outdoor survival skills now, but back in the days, they were merely called "Living".

    Watch this short video now and discover a set of unique and fantastic survival skills used and perfected by our ancestors.

    Don't wait for the next crisis to hit and live to regret you had the chance to learn these skills but didn't.

    Click here to watch video!

    Thanks again.