I have been working with Ivan Barriga and Lisa Jennings on a 3 issue miniseries called “The Sentinels“, a superhero tale developed around the high concept
“What if superman died and his daughter had to take his place in the JLA”
This is my first try at superheroes and I am having a blast writing it. We have finished 10 pages and are now preparing the pitch packets to send out to publishers.
Watch this space for more details. 🙂
Here is a sneak peek from Issue #1 LEGACY
Both Ivan and Lisa have done a great job here…
copyright (c) 2006 Saurav Mohapatra. All Rights Reserved. Image is for preview purposes only
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
I have started a new blog at Sulekha.com at the above URL for just writing about stuff as I am on a year long sabaticcal in India. I quit my job in the states and moved back to India for a year or so, to think about life and what i want to do next.
Please do visit “220 Volts AC” and be sure to leave your feedback there.
Due to network connectivity issues, I might not be updating this blog frequently … however i do try to post daily on http://220volts.sulekha.com
One of my posts titled “The Fifteen Marks Answer” was selected as a “Featured Post” on Sulekha.com
and in other news … one of my stories called “DEATH BY ANY OTHER DAME” , a norish take on the vampire story was accepted into the May 2006 issue of “THE HARROW”, an award winning horror and dark fantasy magazine ( http://www.theharrow.com ) and another story titled “NOCTURNES OF INFINITY” made it to the final list of 25 for “NORTH OF INFINITY III” anthology to be published by Mosaic Press. Waiting with bated breath for the final word on that.. which is due towards the end of september.
Yay! I finally got two patents approved (pending) on my 9 to 5 job… you can view them at the USPTO Web Site
tada! I feel like I just kicked Edison’s butt… according to the US Patent Office… I am an inventor, patent pending of course 🙂