World Comics Network - Pakistan a group who love peace and comics. Yes Comics! You must be thinking what is the connection between peace and comics? The bond between two is the grassroots approach introduced by World Comics to Pakistan. A numbers of activists, students, teachers and artists have already tried this tool called Grassroots Comics in Pakistan and journey is on...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Parallel Lines

Parallel Lines (English) and Samanantar Rekhayein (Hindi) are the second in the series of Devcom (development comics) published by World Comics India. It has a foreword by Polyp, a British cartoonist based in Manchester.

These comics start describing development from where the earlier ones left and take it a level further, not just in terms of description but visual aesthetics and storytelling techniques as well. All stories have a different art as well as narration style owing to the different backgrounds of the artists. It is to be noted that most of them are not trained artists and have learnt the art over a period of time working with World Comics and their local organizations.

The stories this time are longer (14-16 pages) contributed by Sunder Mohan Murmu, Rajeswari Saha, Siddharth Sarathi, Amrith Basumatari and lakhindra Nayak. The comic took an year in the making and throughout that period the creators had extensive discussions and workshops on the art of making comics, visualization, frame composition, inking, texturing etc. They also had prolonged discussions on their stories where each had to defend their story from the critical view of the rest as well as accept suggestions.


Comics For All is the annual bulletin of World Comics India. This twelve-paged bulletin comprises of stories and activities undertaken by World Comics in different parts of the world. Articles inviting views on wide arrays of issues and cultures have been presented though comics as an innovative mode of communication. Information regarding experimentation with comics done by different artists is covered under the section ‘Meet the Artist’. This bulletin covers people’s stories through their indigenous comics’ strips.

Reviews - Bolti Lakeerain

Read review on Bolti Lakeerain - An indigenous comic book by Sharad Sharma and Nida Shams in The Express Tribune.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Reviews - Bolti Lakeerain

COMICS RELIEF - Review on Bolti Lakeerain in New Line Magazine- July 2010. Have a look....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Reviews - Bolti Lakeerain

Read review on Bolti Lakeerain - An indigenous comic book in Dawn and Sunday Express – 27/06/2010