Show them what you can do, says Brown Paperbag comic’s Sailesh

Brown Paper Bag

Sailesh Gopalan began Brown Paperbag on June 2016 while studying animation at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore. Brown Paperbag went viral within a month after its launch, getting over 70,000 followers in first three weeks. Where did it all begin for you? What made you get into writing /drawing graphic novels … Read moreShow them what you can do, says Brown Paperbag comic’s Sailesh

“I don’t think you can be an artist if life gets handed to you on a platter” in conversation with the master of sequential art, Orijit Sen

There are a few things that are incomparable, and understandably in a more obvious sense, all such things are usually non-human. But sometimes, some exceptional individuals surpass those limits, showing the rest of the world what can be achieved while being in the ‘ambits’ of being human and Dr. Sen is one such example. The … Read more“I don’t think you can be an artist if life gets handed to you on a platter” in conversation with the master of sequential art, Orijit Sen

“We didn’t think of ourselves as a publishing company which will churn out books for the market” in conversation with S. Anand

Famous for its scathing and unequivocal take on caste issues, Navyana is one rare gem of a publishing house which is not chasing ‘sales’ in a world rife with propaganda ridden or shallow content. More so, Navyana has not only written conventional textbooks about serious caste issues, it has also published exemplary graphic novels like … Read more“We didn’t think of ourselves as a publishing company which will churn out books for the market” in conversation with S. Anand

“We try to get through to people using art and humor” in conversation with Appupen (George Mathen)

Serpentine kafkaesque panels; minimal or almost no use of text; worlds where venomous consumerism has consumed the lives of everyone; and palpable social commentary which snakes through the reader’s mind- Appupen’s (George Mathen) works have carved a niche in the Indian graphic novel market and are pretty much responsible for gravitating more readers to the … Read more“We try to get through to people using art and humor” in conversation with Appupen (George Mathen)

“A Gypsy who explores the perfect mix of travel and art – Allen Shaw”

We were excited to start a conversation with the much-admired Indian artist and storyteller, Allen Shaw, at Chitrakatha ’17, the international animation festival held at NID, Ahmedabad. Talking about his journey through the world of visual narratives, Allen talked about the influences which shaped his own graphic storytelling and the importance of graphic narratives in … Read more“A Gypsy who explores the perfect mix of travel and art – Allen Shaw”

“The medium of comics allows you to have variable point of views playing around in a single space”- In conversation with Sarnath Banerjee

  It was on a cold January morning that we finally got to meet, Sarnath Banerjee- the father of the modern Indian Graphic Novel. While not exactly terrible, Delhi winters are still difficult to brave, and we had traveled around 50kms for the interview. Tired and hungry, we managed to make it to Mr. Banerjee’s … Read more“The medium of comics allows you to have variable point of views playing around in a single space”- In conversation with Sarnath Banerjee