Friday, June 24, 2011

Calcutta Skyline

An interesting entrant to the comic blog. The comic story " Patient Beware" written by Arunava Sinha and illustrated by Sarbajit Sen is a contemporary story describing the plight of a patient suffering from hear ailment and how he goes about visiting several Kolkata doctors and the witchhunt that he is subjected to as each doctor tries to not only cure him..but also extract as much monetary gains that they can from this helpless patient. An interesting and a very relevant plot but dealt with a quirky and satirical touch..

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


The illustrator Ajit needs special mention a his work comes with a breath of fresh air in The Bengali comic scenario as his style is quite differentt from what we were used to. But it is not only the styl but also the sense of humor that he brings about that adds this freshness in the comics. He has a clean style to his work which is a faint reminder of the European cartoons. More on his work shall be posted but for now..couple of these spreads from Target edition would give the viewers a nice introduction to his work.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Batul at War

Had to write about this one. Rarely do we come across Propaganda comics in India, and this one presumably

written during the Bangladesh War talks about Batul coming to the cause of the country and wreaking havoc in

the Enemy Camp. This one is similar in the lines of Bugs Bunny and Tex Avery animations that we know of. This

issue is surely special because rarely do we come across such material . This does speak vastly of Nnrayan

Debnath's work and considering the currrent scenario this issue surely is a collector's item..Do enjoy the spreads.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Shuktara Covers

Some brilliant cover pages which also double up as independent spreads of comic books for you to browse through...enjoy

Friday, May 20, 2011

Black Diamond!!

Bengali Dick Tracy!!

Black Diamond
story: Dilipkumar Chatterjee
illustration: Narayan Debnath

The crime thriller set in Kolkata is a part of a series of crime novels

involving Indrajit Ray,our protagonist and his recurring villain Black

Diamond who keeps coming back at each volume to provide sleepless nights,
An escape of inmates from the prison prompts a series of bank heists

around the city which results in the return of Indrajit Ray from his

hiatus and eventually capture the goons through his innovative technique.

This pulp fiction comic book would remind the readers about a "Dick

Tracy"ish style comics. Narayan Debnath's illustration and compositions

give the comic book an almost black and white film like feel to it,and

thus transcends the readers to believing they were watching a crime

thriller. The storyline it self is extremely pulpish although slightly

abrupt at some moments but alltogether it is an original sounding classic

comic literature which seems to be fading away in Bengal.

I'm posting a few images from the book, do enjoy!!