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Local Monsters cover

Almost-totally-finished Local Monsters cover. The book should be out in July. Until then, please read the completely honest quotes on the back cover.  

LitforLife video

This is a video of the panel I did recently with Amruta Patil and Appupen at the Hindu LitforLife festival in Chennai.

Local Monsters

…is a comicbook I’m working on with Level Ten comics and Tranquebar. Level Ten just posted a teaser image on Facebook, so I thought I’d share it here as well. It isn’t a cover, just an announcement. When more stuff happens, you’ll be the first to know.   For now, it’s about lazy slackers who … Continue reading

Happy Holi!

I lied. Holi is not a happy day, it’s a day for carnage and general mayhem. Announcing the UnHoli Covered in Colour contest! Win free comics! Post the most colorful picture of yourself covered in Holi colours looking the most zombie like, get your friends to like them and the person with the most likes … Continue reading


Unholi is a zombie comic set in Delhi. I think that’s pretty much all I need to say about it. Oh, wait, it’s more comedy than horror. Also, there is carnage set at a publishing party. Here are the first few episodes: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 And here’s an interview about … Continue reading

Tall Tales

Just found this lovely review of The Tall Tales of Vishnu Sharma at Sequential Smarts. Thank you Elena – of all my work, Tall Tales is the one whose publication history I’m saddest about – it was never made available in India and, lacking any publicity whatsoever, disappeared without a trace in the flood of … Continue reading

Other new releases

Das Fest der Zwerge   This is an anthology of fantasy stories from my German publishers, Piper. One of these stories, The Year of the Ape, starring the Silver Dagger and Kirin, is mine. It’s also in German, and also features a story by (ahem) Ray Bradbury. The theme of the anthology is Christmas/year-end feasts. … Continue reading

On the move

This is still very tentative, but I believe the wheels are finally moving. Advance copies are here, and so the book should – should – be out within a week. None of this is confirmed, but possibly this weekend in Delhi and early next week for the rest of India. A couple of sites – … Continue reading

Guttersnipe update

I keep forgetting to do this. These are some of the comics columns I wrote for HT over the last few months. Earliest first, in case you wonder why they seem to have no connections with current events   *** As a rabid comics/graphic novels fan, I’m happy whenever I see a comic-book adaptation, regardless … Continue reading

HT comics column .2

If you’re interested in comics at all, you’re probably aware that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are both going to make movies based on the adventures of Tintin, India’s favourite comicbook detective. And if not, well, I just told you, so now you know. What’s most intriguing about these films is the new technology they’re … Continue reading

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March 2023