I signed up with Virgin Comics to write a 5 issue series called “INDIA AUTHENTIC” which retells/reimagines the iconic myths and legends of India for an international audience.
The series shall hit the stands sometime in June / July 2007.
I am pretty pumped up about this and have started work on the first few books in the series. Watch this space for more details. 🙂
A short 3 page practice script I wrote called “Man Who Hated Sunsets” was illustrated by Miguel Santos and it got accepted into the KIOSKO WEB Anthology ALBATROSS #1.
The story is based on an Australian folk song titled “Exiles Lament” and was something I wrote initialy as a poem and then sort of adapted it to the comic format.
My submission for the HeavyGlow.net Phrase Prompt special feature for a story in reverse (500 words) titled “PALINDROME” was judged best entry.
The prompt was to write a story in reverse. I tried to experiment with a story that can be read both forwards and backwards. ( Well the paragraphs still go only forward, but the timeline can go in both ways!)
My piece “Dragonslayer” for “Vault of Terror” by SMASH! Comics/Open Book Press got a good review at “ComicReaders.com”. The reviewer calls it one of the “successes” of the anthology.
I did the story / letters while Kaushik Pal did the art. We had experimented with a CGI based art style which I must say added a lot to the mood / ambience of the story.
A quote from the review is given below ( You can read the full review here. )
Dragonslayer” by Saurav Mohapatra and Kaushik Pal provides a look into another damaged mind; the story of a young girl who has created in her mind a mythological villain to slay in order to escape the horrors of her own reality.
The book can be purchased via Amazon.com