So, we have an updated preview for Mumbai Confidential, in full painted grayscale goodness. Vivek Shinde has done an amazing job and I’m indeed lucky that he’s my collaborator on this one.
The earlier preview was done in a no-frills b/w style (with an eye towards cheaper publication costs), but once Vivek did some explorations and a full chapter in the painted style, there was no looking back
You can check out the upated preview and read the details over at the Mumbai Confidential site.
About Mumbai Confidential
Mumbai Confidential is a crime noir comic book series (about the infamous encounter cops of Mumbai) created by Saurav Mohapatra and Vivek Shinde [more…]
Lately I’ve started work on a supernatural/occult comic book set in India called DHURANDHAR.
When I initially envisioned the project, I wanted it to have a very typical Indian look and I looked at several artists who were interested in collaborating. I finally decided to pick Siddharth Panwar, a young artist from India who has done some prior work for Raj Comics, who was recommended highly by artist Abhishek Malsuni. Siddharth “got” the character and the setting from the get go and his explorations captured what I wanted to do with this project. I, for one, am really looking forward to seeing how Siddharth shapes the visual aspects of DHURANDHAR further.
As per the story itself, I can’t give away too much of it here (it’s after all at heart a horror story). What I *can* share is that:
- It takes place in present day India in the “Real world”. Obviously, it’s as close to the real world as possible, given the subject matter
- Trains play a significant part in it
- It may or may not have a SMOKE MONSTER
You can find out more about the project and see some concept art/teasers at http://dhurandhar.com.
DHURANDHAR is a supernatural/occult comic book series (set in present day India) created by Saurav Mohapatra and Siddharth Panwar. Currently work on the first installment “THE MAN WHO RIDES TRAINS”, a 84 page black and white original graphic novel, is underway. [read more… ]