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Untouchable is out. The comic, that is.

I’ve been waiting for this for many months. Untouchable, the comic I co-wrote with Mike Carey, is now out. Don’t know if there’ll be a print edition, but the digital version is out on Scribd, here. So relieved. Now I can gloat about there being actual evidence of my having worked with Mike-who apart from … Continue reading

One happy fanboy

(Pic: Alastair Hagger) When I started writing Simoqin way back in 2001, I had this Word file called ‘Things to remember.’ There were many things to remember, chief among them excerpts from Michael Moorcock’s essay ‘Epic Pooh’ and several extracts from essays written by and interviews of that guy in the picture. And while Terry … Continue reading

New Boy

Short film based on a Roddy Doyle story

Genuflect, show some respect

Bani Abidi, crown jewel of the subcontinent, is going to have her work displayed at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Awe, adoration, and much love.

In China

by Olav Balslev In China We invented windows To remove darkness From the halls of the Emperor, And then we sent our windows to the rest of the world To remove darkness Everywhere.

She’s totally There

So, Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan’s novel You Are Here has been out for about a week now and is already going great guns. But then you already knew that. What you might not have known is that the launch is at Agni, The Park, 6 pm 22nd. To put it simply, She Is There. I won’t … Continue reading

Q G?

Really looking forward to the movie. Out in a few months. Hurry, Shashank, wokay.


Coming up soon, a comicbook written by Mike Carey and Samit Basu. For reals! When my editor at Virgin, MacKenzie Cadenhead, asked me if I’d like to co-script with Mike, my initial reaction was disbelief; I’m a huge fan of everything he’s written, and he’s one of the first writers whose work I sought out … Continue reading

Minding the gap

Just back from a long-needed and wonderful holiday – London, Paris and Cambridge revisited, much happiness happinessed. Also feeling several degrees cooler because I got to hang out with the supremely gifted and astonishingly nice Mike Carey at the Angel (John Constantine’s bar) and talk about comics, life and other such things. How I got … Continue reading


…is suddenly finding out you’ve been mentioned in a Michael Moorcock article Indeed, we’ve recently been through a period of  restoration and reconsideration rather than a period of experiment and I think there are real economic and social reasons why this is so.  While mainstream publishers have become more open to publishing synthetic work, including … Continue reading

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June 2022