NYCC 09 was … ummm… fruitful.
Things got moving. Am currently discussing two OGN’s with a reputed publisher. One of them of course is Mumbai Confidential and the other is tentatively called “A Heaven For Trishanku” about a man released from jail after 40 years and finding that the world outside has moved on.
Greatbong pointed out that the premise for AHFT was similar to Tahader Katha and with my heart in my mouth, I immediately saw Tahader Katha on Jaman. Whoa! Imagine my relief when I found that beyond the basic premise about a man being released from prison and encountering a changed world, there is not much more in common. 🙂 AHFT is more about the protagonist’s search for redemption, trying to find that one thing that underlines his life as not having been wasted. BTW, Tahader Katha is a masterpiece, do check it out when you have the time.
Also made real headway in a long pending pitch called SYZYGY, a fantasy graphic novel about a world where the avatars of the twelve zodiac signs control reality. Hopefully that will see daylight this year 🙂
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Ever since the “Liquification” of Virgin Comics things have been a bit light on the writing front. So I decided to take some time off to focus more on life especially my daughter, Adya.
I just sent in a script for a graphic novel commisioned by an indian publisher about the legend of Abhimanyu from the Mahabharata. So I end 2008 with a clean slate.
What’s in store for 2009?
Well there’s Mumbai Confidential , my creator owned crime-noir series set in the city of Mumbai (duh!). 😛 Also have started putting together a few pitches as the conn season opens with NYCC in first week Feb ’09. There is a full length OGN project called SYZYGY that was in discussion with Archaia Studio Press around last SDCC, but in light of the restructuring there decided to wait till things settle down before bugging Mark Smylie (owner of ASP and all around awesome guy!) with it. So first half of 2009 will see that in full swing too.
There pitches and feelers/schmoozes pending with some other companies, which hopefully will translate into gigs in 2009.
So all in looking forward to a fruitful 2009 and while I’m at it — a happy new year to you and yours.
I’ve started collaborating with Sid Kotian (EAT THE DEAD, THE STRANDED) on a crime noir comic book set in Mumbai called MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL. We just got the blog/site online at www.mumbaiconfidential.com. Site is still under construction, will update it with some fantastic pencils/inks Sid has sent in, soon-ish.
Worklog for the month of march
- DEVI #20
- INDIA AUTHENTIC #13 – LAKSHMI
- West Coast Customs Presents RYDERS (One-shot)
- The Mumbai Macguffin (One-shot)
[digg-reddit-me]Okay hard at work on my three series plus some more goodies to come/be revealed later 😉
SADHU SILENT ONES #4 and #5
INDIA AUTHENTIC #9
Plus have started work on two hush hush projects 😉 will update more about those soon-ish.
whew! man talk about being swamped. September flew by and we are halfway through October now.
anyways Sadhu : The Silent Ones #2 and India Authentic #5 / Shiva are out as of 10th Oct 2007.
Now the big news :
DEEPAK CHOPRA presents INDIA AUTHENTIC VOL 1. BOOK OF SHIVA (ISBN-10: 1934413089 / ISBN-13: 978-1934413081) collecting #1-5 of the series is going to hit the stands on 17th Oct 2007. So swing by your comic book store and pick up a copy (btw, i think BORDERS is also going to carry copies so check there too 🙂 ).
DEVI #14 also comes out that day … Just one more issue left in the KARMAGEDDON arc after this and from what i have seen of the #15 thumbnails so far, it rocks big time. lot of stuff getting blown up and DEVI is going to change forever.
If you don;t believe me take a look at the cover image and draw your own conclusions. (Cover is by Luke Ross (SAMURAI : HEAVEN & EARTH). Click on the image for a hires version.
so go buy the books and help feed the oompa loompas that live in my keyboard and write my stories :D.
Whew! Just mailed in scripts of INDIA AUTHENTIC #7:YAMA, SADHU: THE SILENT ONES #3 and DEVI #15 (The arc finale).
Like the way SADHU:TSO #3 shaped up, most existential piece I’ve ever written (mostly deals with nature of reality, dreams as an expression of an ultimate reality and touches on the concept of the collective unconscious expressed via Dreamtime).
DEVI #15 wraps up the Karmageddon arc and all I can say is that (Russel Peters don’t sue me) “SOMEBODY GONNA GET A HURT”. As my editor Ron Marz puts it we’ve “amped up” the action to the Nth as Tara Mehta, the girl who became a goddess finally snaps under the straing of carrying a divine essence inside her mind and a much darker entity is spawned. BTW… look out for DEVI #14 later this month.
INDIA AUTHENTIC #7 that i just sent in tells the story of YAMA – the god of death. It was a kicker to write for Yama is one the cooler deities around what with him being the guide of every soul into afterlife. 😀
THIS MONTH ON STANDS
INDIA AUTHENTIC #5 – SHIVA
SADHU SILENT ONES #2
All of them hit the stands within the next couple of weeks or so. So go buy my stuff… me hungee and now i got to think of a baby girl to feed by FEB (yeah! we got official word from the doc that it’s a girl)… 😀
Just wrapped up DEVI #14 and Sadhu Silent Ones #2. Starting with the beat sheets for DEVI #15 and SADHU #3 along with the script for INDIA AUTHENTIC #6 : NARASIMHA.
Release Schedule for August
AUG 8 – INDIA AUTHENTIC #4 UMA
AUG 15 – SADHU – THE SILENT ONES #1
AUG 22 – DEVI #13
Well first of all been busy with some rush jobs on the virgin comics front. DEVI #12 pencils came in and I am pleased to say they are really HOT.
SADHU The Silent Ones #1 layouts have been finished and they absolutely rock.
Sent in the DEVI #13 first draft script and panel breakdowns for INDIA AUTHENTIC #5. This is the season finale for INDIA AUTHENTIC before the next arc and we wanted to give you something really special. So watch out for the solicits for IA #5.
Last but not the least, I bought a motorcycle, a SUZUKI Boulevard C50 cruiser in red and black.
This is my second motorcycle (I used to have a Honda Shadow VT 1100) and am looking forward to some sunny days this summer to ride it.
Work has been good last week.. working on DEVI #11 and #12 and couple of new issues for INDIA AUTHENTIC (#3 and #4). Juggling the issues and even managing some cycles of downtime for writing other stuff.
started work on a novel, more updates on that later.
till next time