Lately I’ve started work on a supernatural/occult comic book set in India called DHURANDHAR.
When I initially envisioned the project, I wanted it to have a very typical Indian look and I looked at several artists who were interested in collaborating. I finally decided to pick Siddharth Panwar, a young artist from India who has done some prior work for Raj Comics, who was recommended highly by artist Abhishek Malsuni. Siddharth “got” the character and the setting from the get go and his explorations captured what I wanted to do with this project. I, for one, am really looking forward to seeing how Siddharth shapes the visual aspects of DHURANDHAR further.
As per the story itself, I can’t give away too much of it here (it’s after all at heart a horror story). What I *can* share is that:
- It takes place in present day India in the “Real world”. Obviously, it’s as close to the real world as possible, given the subject matter
- Trains play a significant part in it
- It may or may not have a SMOKE MONSTER 😉
You can find out more about the project and see some concept art/teasers at http://dhurandhar.com.
DHURANDHAR is a supernatural/occult comic book series (set in present day India) created by Saurav Mohapatra and Siddharth Panwar. Currently work on the first installment “THE MAN WHO RIDES TRAINS”, a 84 page black and white original graphic novel, is underway. [read more… ]
Liquid Comics has put India Authentic #1 GANESHA and #2 KALI online at Issuu.com. It came out back in 2007 and was my first ever gig 🙂 so special place in my heart.
DEEPAK CHOPRA PRESENTS INDIA AUTHENTIC is a series of one shots reimagining Indian myths and legends for an international audience.
Issue #1 GANESHA
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Issue #2 KALI
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Cross-posting from Mumbai Confidential
About Mumbai Confidential
Mumbai Confidential is a crime noir comic book series created by writer Saurav Mohapatra (DEVI, SADHU, MUMBAI MACGUFFIN, INDIA AUTHENTIC, JIMMY ZHINGCHAK) and artist Vivek Shinde (PROJECT: KALKI, SNAKEWOMAN) set in (of course!) the Indian city of Mumbai.
I was recently interviewed by DAVE MORAN for INDIA-NEW ENGLAND. Here is the link to the published interview.
Here is the short url : http://tinyurl.com/3cbwet
that redirects to the actual article