Saurav Mohapatra - comic book writer

author, artist and bona fide geek

Month: September 2008

Mukesh Singh interview

Comics Waiting Room (vol. 3 / issue 19)

Comics Waiting Room (vol. 3 / issue 19)

I recently did an interview with Mukesh Singh (DEVI, Gamekeeper, Shadow Hunter) for Comics Waiting Room.

Mukesh was the artist for issues 1-5 of DEVI for Virgin comics and then moved on to Gamekeeper and Shadow Hunter. He was a Russ Manning award nominee for promising newcomer artist at San Diego Comic-Con 2008.

Currently he is working on the concept art for the MBX webisodes scripted by Grant Morisson.

On a personal note, even though I never directly worked with him, I’m a big fan of his work and believe that the comics world will be hearing more of his name in the near future.

The interview is online now and can be read here.

Nine Panel Grid


Nine Panel Grid

I write a (very infrequent, but that’s going to change :) ) column for Comics Waiting Room called Nine Panel Grid. I just posted the fifth installment of that titled “22 Pages of Doom“. 9PG is an attempt to share whatever I learned from exploring the craft of writing comic books as a writer starting out.

You can read all the [digg-reddit-me] posts here.

Mumbai Macguffin behind the scenes :)

KRATHA by Saumin Patel
KRATHA by Saumin Patel

Saumin Patel, my collaborator on Mumbai Macguffin and Devi has posted a lot of the behind the scenes type artwork showing the evolution of the concept visually. Do check it out at his blog/portfolio site –

He also has the art of one of my favorite DEVI stories (the KRATHA short from DEVI #11). Scroll down to see it.