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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

HT comics column .3

Apologies for dumping this on the main page now that I have an Articles section, but cant seem to find the link on the HT site Last month, Persepolis, an animated film based on the books by Iranian comics writer/artist and irregular New York Times columnist Marjane Satrapi, was nominated for the Palm d’Or and … Continue reading


I ended my run on Virgin Comics‘ Devi in March, after finishing issue 10, primarily because the work was getting too much to handle and I needed to focus on finishing the book. Have never really posted about the comics (well, I haven’t really been posting about anything) so thought I’d put up links to … Continue reading

Capering Duck

Will be doing a Q+A session with Sarnath Banerjee on the 5th of March in Cal, at the launch of The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers. Do come. It’s at the British Council, and I dont know what the time is yet; usually these things are at about 7. Not sure if you need passes, but … Continue reading

Here is your shopping list. Go.

You’re still reading this blog? Bless you. I will return properly once the book is done. But since you are here, you are clearly both patient and discerning. So. Go to a bookstore.Get this. The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers, Sarnath Banerjee (more launches coming up in various cities, so visit Sarnath’s site often. I’ll probably … Continue reading

Virgin November solicits

This is why I havent been blogging.Im writing Devi from #3 onwards; Devi 1 comes out September in India, my stuff from November, monthly (July, September onwards respectively abroad) and EoS from November abroad, hopefully from November in India too. Update: Amend that to ‘I really don’t know when anything’s out, I hope it’s all … Continue reading

The Indian superhero

“You must admit that the genesis of the great man depends on the longseries of complex influences which has produced the race in which heappears, and the social state into which that race has slowlygrown….Before he can remake his society, his society must make him.”– Herbert Spencer Superhumans – Nietzschean uberbeings who bend circumstances, storiesand … Continue reading

Comics, graphic novels and Indian speculative fiction

Speculative fiction and comics have gone hand in hand from the verybeginning; even today, apart from the mainstream superhero comicbooks,which are essentially spec-fic, the greatest and best-known comicwriters in the world, like Alan Moore or Neil Gaiman, are wildlypopular for SF and fantasy creations which use the comic-book medium’sability to tell compelling stories and create … Continue reading

Gotham Chopra interview

Gotham Chopra has played many roles in huge projects across media, from writing books to producing Hollywood movies. He is currently Chief Creative Officer at Virgin Comics and Animation Q: Graphic novels and comics are the fastest growing market in fiction today, and Virgin Comics and Animation seems like a fascinating project. You’re not only … Continue reading

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April 2021