Worklog Updates


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

cheers
mohaps

Damn you Warren Ellis ( for making Transmetropolitan so goddamn addictive :D )

nope this is NOT an april’s fool day prank. I spent the last three days running back and forth to the shrewsbury public library trying to return and rent TRANSMETROPOLITAN tpb’s since they have a max. two books by author limit.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN imho simply Ellis at his acerbic best. It hit me hard, i mean literally. You know sometimes after you have read or watched something, you get that feeling in your gut like Muhammed Ali just rammed his fist into your guts?

Last time I had that feeling was when I had watched the movie THE INSIDER by Michael Mann starring Russel Crowe, that one made me quit ciggies for three whole days.

Transmetropolitan is a work so sublime and powerful that it really makes you think… It is something that should be made required reading as soon as a kid makes the age for the mature book, but then that would go against everything the book stands for.

To sum up, Transmetropolitan is the epitome of the manic anarchism that seems to peek through every single one of Ellis’s works, but this time he manages to fire away with all cyllinder’s blazing.

PS: I read TPB’s 1-8 and am desperately hunting the system for the last 2 (9 and 10 in case you are from spider jerusalem’s world and have not received the trait for basic arithmetic :D)

UPDATE:

I have managed to secure the 9th and 10th issues of TRANSMET from my library and boy! the ending is SPECTA-FREAKIN CULAR.

Warren Ellis, your mental amps go all the way to eleven!

Ron Marz Talks Virgin Comics

Ron Marz (WITCHBLADE / TopCow, THE PATH / CrossGen, SOJOURN / CrossGen, SAMURAI : HEAVEN and EARTH / Dark Horse, GREEN LANTERN / DC) speaks about his upcoming stint on Virgin Comics as editor of the SHAKTI line that includes SADHU, DEVI and RAMAYAN 3K.

He is my editor for SADHU and DEVI and so far it has been a great experience working with Ron who brings enormous amount of experience to the table and is very patient with a greenhorn like me who more often than not botches things up biting more than he can chew 😀

BTW, even though he does not mention me by name, I am alluded to as the “writer from the exotic land of massachussets” 😀

You can read the full text of his interview here

India Authentic #1 / Ganesha featured in a french comics site


I was pleasantly surprised to receive a mail in my inbox the other day which was sent as a comment to the previous post detailing the previews for my upcoming Virgin Comics titles.

I am one that believes that great stories have no national boundaries and have an identity / resonance all their own. This was a pleasantly reassuring confirmation of my posit. 🙂

On Sunday, March 4, 2007, 09:41 PM, Marv, a reader from France writes:

Congratulations! I’m impatient to know some more about the Indian culture while reading comics!

I used these images on www.superpouvoir.com, the best French site on comics (news, previews, reviews, forums, etc.).

Its the place where India Authentic: Ganeshas comic French fans will come to talk ! ^^

Take care,
Marv, a French reader.

Thanks marv 🙂 and glad to know that the world is indeed flat 😀

The article (in French) can be read here

India Authentic / Ganesha shall hit the stands on 9th May 2007. you can view the Diamond Preview URL here.

DEVI #11 and INDIA AUTHENTIC #1 Previews are out (My First Solicits)

Finally they are here 🙂

I am writing three titles for Virgin Comics and they hit the stands in May 2007.

First one is of course Virgin’s flagship character DEVI #11 onwards which shall be hitting the stands 23rd may 07.

The second one is called Deepak Chopra’s INDIA AUTHENTIC which is a reimagining / retelling of iconic Indian myths. Issue #1 is on GANESHA, perhaps the most recognizable of the Indian Pantheon.

I was so excited about finding my name in the Diamond Comics preview catalog and immediately bought a copy 🙂

The third series i am writing for Virgin is their other popular character SADHU which I shall be writing from Issue #9 onwards.

Here is wishing the market likes my work on these, ’cause I have put in a lot of sweat and blood on these 😀

NOTE: Click on the thumbnails for hires images. These were quick scans and did not come off well

Indian Superman

This Version – From South india- Is VERY hard to find. Superman Looks Like ELVIS in this one! Classic NTR… check out the … err.. very very BUXOM “Lois Lane” and the “cutting edge” special effects. And catchy song too…

yentamma bullama shitamma chandrama supermannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
chikki chikki bumm bumm supermannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

I laughed so hard I was f**kin weeping.