“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”

Graphicshelf 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 moreGraphicshelf in conversation with Sarnath Banerjee

An interview with Srijani Goswami

We got an opportunity to talk to Srijani Goswami, a graphic designer/artist from Kolkata, who recently published her Bengali comic Sleep. Tell us something about your journey as a graphic-based storyteller? How did it start? I was a storyteller since childhood and got drawn towards comics such as- Tintin, Asterix, et cetera. Although my school discouraged reading … Read moreAn interview with Srijani Goswami

Graphicshelf in conversation with Tanushree Paul

9In a world obsessed with conventional textual literature, you choose to illustrate comic books and graphic novels, how and when did you make that choice? What intrigued you about them? It was quite recently, that I turned from being a reader to a contributor or a creator. Professionally, I stepped into this sprawling medium when … Read moreGraphicshelf in conversation with Tanushree Paul

A conversation with Illustrator and Animator Susnata Paul

Graphicshelf got its opportunity to interact with Storyteller Susnata Paul, as a part of our ‘Conversations’ series. Susnata Paul is a passionate story teller graduated from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She worked as an Illustrator at ‘The Quint’ and produced a series of Graphic stories on chapters from ‘History of India’ for them. Graphicshelf … Read moreA conversation with Illustrator and Animator Susnata Paul