Saurav Mohapatra - comic book writer

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Live Tweeting the Oscars 2009 – 22 Feb 2009

Live Tweeting the Academy Awards with A Dave Lewis (adlewis)

My Twitter Page : http://twitter.com/mohaps

 


Sunday, February 22, 2009 8:45 PM
mohaps: I’m wolverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee … ha hahahahahah


Sunday, February 22, 2009 8:47 PM
mohaps: @adlewis hmmm…. didn’t hear you complaining about the regular coterie of hollywood hangers on before ! what has brown done you for today?


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:14 PM
mohaps: baby bottle warming break. what did i miss?


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:16 PM
mohaps: catching up with OSCARS. daniel craig and some cher fan in drag presenting an award


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:31 PM
mohaps: my god wolverine actually sounds like croc hunter :( #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:32 PM
mohaps: ben stiller as joaquim phoenix … he he


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:37 PM
mohaps: @Jimmykitty when’s BQ gonna be up there man?


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:41 PM
mohaps: @adlewis it’s all done with sci-tech thingamazigs, my backwards friend ;-)


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:45 PM
mohaps: pineapple express redux.. :P #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:48 PM
mohaps: anyone who’s the brianna banks lok alike in the white gown lurking in the background on stage? #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:49 PM
mohaps: anyone know who’s the brianna banks lok alike in the white gown lurking in the background on stage? #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:51 PM
mohaps: ewwww..coke ad basically says they turn urine back into cola? :P #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:54 PM
mohaps: ewwwww…beyonce… #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:54 PM
mohaps: ewwwww…beyonce ….. baby got fat #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:57 PM
mohaps: abba songs…. they are more unkillable than radioactive cocroaches bitten by mainframes running cobol


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:00 PM
mohaps: bertoliiiiiiiiii … i smell an ethnic slurrrrrrrrrrrrrrr #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:03 PM
mohaps: it’s ledger time? #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:08 PM
mohaps: nananannanana… you can’t touch this… nanananna… stop… it’s LEDGER time :) #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:12 PM
mohaps: @themedia redefines tits on a stick a an art form…oh lamenting the death of curves


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:15 PM
mohaps: docu awards are on… half expecting michael moore puppet from Team America to run out shouting kablaaaaaaaaaah :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:16 PM
mohaps: man on wire,, kickass acceptance … #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:17 PM
mohaps: docu short films….. more slumporn


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:18 PM
mohaps: nice dimples on the docu short winner … seems genuinely happy #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:19 PM
mohaps: aha looks like i might have spoken too soon about the docu short,,… #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:20 PM
mohaps: @adlewis what can i say… i’m but a man, my blood flow slave to gravity :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:23 PM
mohaps: yay baby… action movies … lookie mom.. shit blowin’ up and cars,,, bubba joe you gettin’ this? #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:26 PM
mohaps: @themedia denise still is hot though… go wild things :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:26 PM
mohaps: will smith is as unfunny as … usual #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:27 PM
mohaps: visual effects …. Marvel vs. DC? #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:27 PM
mohaps: visual fx went to the movie with brad pitt playing gollum #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:29 PM
mohaps: @themedia naah was talkin’ about the lady in white trying to hustle people off stage during the art direction awards


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:29 PM
mohaps: Dark Knight won sound f/x… was rooting for Wall-E on this one :( #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:30 PM
mohaps: how many #oscars must go to curious case of benjamin gollum? :( #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:31 PM
mohaps: if old baby’s day out wins sound mixing, am going to sign off… c’mon ppl give Wall-E some respeck #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:32 PM
mohaps: Sound Editing to Slumdog… Wall-E you still are aces in my book #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:33 PM
mohaps: yay, acceptance speech by the indian dude for sound editing is pretty good. #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:35 PM
mohaps: Spur of the moment campaign slogan : Anna Nova for DP award :P #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:35 PM
mohaps: film editing awards …. slumdog… deserved win.


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:35 PM
mohaps: film editing awards …. slumdog… deserved win. #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:36 PM
mohaps: middle act of #oscars script is getting draggy…. one thought till now only one indian got an award for all the slumdog trophies #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:37 PM
mohaps: @adlewis Iron Man was a nominee… and Hulk was in the clips :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:43 PM
mohaps: what did i miss? #oscars #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:44 PM
mohaps: @gsik sludog and benjamin gollum all the way man :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:45 PM
mohaps: kinda feel sorry for Wall-E #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:46 PM
mohaps: Jerry Lewis, best speech ever #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:47 PM
mohaps: yay, Rehman is up next #aa09 #oscars go ARR


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:50 PM
mohaps: Mal back as Hunter #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:50 PM
mohaps: music awards next up… rehman rehman #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:51 PM
mohaps: its Reh-man vs. Curious Gollum, people #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:52 PM
mohaps: but wall-e score is so haunting #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:54 PM
mohaps: yay, rehman does it … first award from slumdog i can be proud about #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:55 PM
mohaps: no mention of mani ratnam in rehman’s speech? #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:57 PM
mohaps: #oscars #aa09 tchaiko drums in o-saya… absolute genius touch


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:00 PM
mohaps: bollywood number at oscars.. i’ve died and gone to heaven #oscars #aa09


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:01 PM
mohaps: jai ho wins it..jaiiiiiiiiiiii hoooooooooooo #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:02 PM
mohaps: great speech by rehman.. #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:03 PM
mohaps: @themedia at least it wasn’t an acting award :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:08 PM
mohaps: suddenly the foreign language oscars don’t seem so foreign.. at least that much slumdog has done #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:08 PM
mohaps: @marcmason tgif


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:11 PM
mohaps: @adlewis milk writer, make up guy two i can think of


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:13 PM
mohaps: @Energia he he.. man’s gotta suck at something…. he’s a great musician… check out the airtel ringtone he created…30 secs of pure bliss


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:13 PM
mohaps: @adlewis yeah, i forgive you, imperialist pig :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:15 PM
mohaps: queen latifah… lady’s got the pipes…. beyonce take notice :P #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:15 PM
mohaps: the dude from mcdonald’s salad dressing is last on death montage :P #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:17 PM
mohaps: @BRIANMBENDIS O venerable master, who’s writing those 70 scripts while you’re watching TV? :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:19 PM
mohaps: @spookychan good catch.. i think this was those who aren’t featured in tonight’s list #aa09 #oscars


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:20 PM
mohaps: @BRIANMBENDIS saving this for cross reference during your acceptance speech for TORSO in 2015 :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:20 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars danny wins director prize…


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:21 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars the presenter kind of breezed through the other nominee names :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:26 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars wonder if india themed stuff will find more traction now in hollywood? pimp -> www.mumbaiconfidential.com ;-)


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:26 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars Sophia Loren? Shirley Mclaine? this is Girls From Brazil :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:27 PM
mohaps: @adlewis meryl streep


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:30 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars mummy IV casting call -> Sophia Lauren


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:31 PM
mohaps: @adlewis we’ll see… young aaron… we’ll see… night’s young yet :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:32 PM
mohaps: @adlewis damn… the broad from titanic wins best actress :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:34 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars kate winslett’s dad rocks!


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:35 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars angie baby is laughing only on the outside….


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:38 PM
mohaps: @adlewis #aa09 #oscars frank langella?


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:42 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars Marv for president


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:43 PM
mohaps: @Energia you’re richer now i hope :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:46 PM
mohaps: @adlewis it’s more of a prop 8 statement


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:46 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars Bill O’Reilly is going to ha


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:47 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars Bill O’Reilly is going to have a field day


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:49 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars Slumdog clip intercut with Twelve Angry Men… wtf? in a good way :)


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:51 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars milk braveheart network … jolly good mix :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:54 PM
mohaps: ay, slumdog is top dog #aa09 #oscars i cheer but feel like i’m seling my soul… what the heck? jaiiiiiiiiiiiiiii hooooooooooo


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:55 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars take that LeT … Mumbai rules!!!!!


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:57 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars that’s it am out folks… see ya next year :P


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:57 PM
mohaps: @CXXG :)


Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:58 PM
mohaps: #aa09 #oscars would’ve liked one of the slumdog winners to have acknowledged the spirit of mumbai after nov 26 attacks :(


Monday, February 23, 2009 12:08 AM
mohaps: @adlewis just like oscar myers wanted :)


Monday, February 23, 2009 12:45 AM
mohaps: on request from friends. My personal best composition by Rehman : http://tinyurl.com/ajskvg

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Back from SDCC '08

Just reached home. This time the conn was a bit depressing for me for various reasons, most prominently being away from my daughter Adya. But some cool stuff did happen, will post more as it crystallizes into something worthwhile :)

Meanwhile thanks to AD Lewis, I have two photos from SDCC.

SDCC '08

SDCC '08 (at ASP booth)

Left To Right : Mark Smylie, Tom Pinchuk, Me, Kaushik Pal

Call for Papers – Graven Images / N.E.M.L.A.

As per A Dave Lewis ( compere extraordinaire and author of Lone and Level Sands, Some New Kind of Slaughter), Call for papers / abstracts dealing with Religion and Spirituality vis-a-vis Comic Books/Graphic Novels for not one, but two events are now open.

First up is the call for papers for the companion volume to  the Graven Images conference and the second is for

“Reclaiming the Comic Book Canon” – 40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) to be held in Boston from Feb. 26-March 1, 200.

Here are the detailed guidelines for submitting papers / abstracts

NeMLA CALL FOR PAPERS (MSWORD DOC/22 KB)

GRAVEN IMAGES CALL FOR PAPERS (PDF/48KB)

NYCC Panel "Our Gods Wear Spandex" on 19th Apr (Sat)

I shall be at NYCC whole day on 19th April (saturday) and in the evening I shall be on the panel “Our Gods Wear Spandex – secret history of superheroes” with Chris Knowles (the author), G. Willow Wilson (CAIRO) and Douglas Rushkoff (TESTAMENT). The panel is moderated by A. Dave Lewis (Lone and Level Sands, Some New Kind of Slaughter).

Panel Details from PW Beat:

**A. David Lewis, hot on the heels of his Graven Images conference (http://www.bu.edu/luce/calendar/religionincomics.html), will be moderating a panel on Saturday, Apr 19 at 5 p.m. in room 1E02. It’s a discussion of Chris Knowles’s book Our Gods Wear Spandex. G. Willow Wilson will be on the panel with Dave, along with Douglas Rushkoff (Testament) and Denny O’Neil.

Looking forward to it :)

"Graven Images" and "Graphically Religious"

Yay! Attended the “Religion in Comics” panel hosted by BU as part of their “Graven Images” conference yesterday. Had a whale of a time with fellow panelists Mark Smylie (writer – ARTESIA, Publisher – ASP comics), G Willow Wilson (CAIRO), Steve Ross (writer/artist – MARKED). The panel was moderated by A. Dave Lewis (writer – LONE AND LEVEL SANDS, SOME NEW KIND OF SLAUGHTER).

We had a pretty hearty discussion about how religion is portrayed in comic books and the challenges that lie in writing comics with religious and spiritual themes. One of the most interesting parts of the conference was getting to know about the reaction to India authentic in academic circles. It makes all my efforts worthwhile when people walk up to meand tell him that they really liked the INDIA AUTHENTIC stories and that it is being made into required reading in south asian studies programs :) (details to come).

Later that day, I attended my first ever signing at the BU Barnes and Noble where we continued our earlier discussion in more casual setting as part of the “Graphically Religious” author meet at B&N. Here is a photo from the signing (more to come).

Barnes and Noble signing
From left to right: Dave, Your truly, Willow, Steve and Mark
Graven Images panel at BU
From left to right: Me, Mark (photo courtsey : Dave Moran)
Graven Images panel at BU
From left to right: Willow, Dave, Me, Steve and Mark (photo courtsey : Dave Moran)