I am very happy to announce that the 2nd episode of Checkmate series I had started last year has been published on MadeFire app. This series is available on iPad, Android tablets, Windows tablets and Windows PC via the (free) MadeFire app.
With the creation and publication of Checkmate series, my work is getting displayed alongside the best artists and the most powerful graphic novel publishers like DC :-), and I am really excited to go global via this amazing tool.
Special thanks to Amit Joshi for composing an amazing background score for this series.
Checkmate – part 2 is now complete and awaiting publication on iOS and Android (via MadeFire app), and web (via DeviantArt).
Few months ago, I had published part 1 of of a Motion book called Checkmate on DeviantArt and MotionArtist.tv websites. Till now, this motion book was accessible only through web interface.
From today, this book is a proud member of MadeFire community on iStore and Andriod App store :-).
To enjoy this book from your iPad or Android tab, follow these steps:
1. Download the (free) MadeFire app from iPad app store / Google Android Marketplace.
2. Open the app, search on “Checkmate”, and enjoy!
Please share your feedback on any improvements you feel. I will be sure to include them in Part 2 🙂
Finally, Checkmate Part 1 is online on DeviantArt and MotionArtist.tv!
After months of sweat, blood, procrastination, determination, analysis, decisions, actions, great frustrations, mini celebrations, feedback, changes and a very sore back has finally resulted in the best graphic novel work of my life (so far). I present my first serious motion book, Checkmate.
This is a four part miniseries for which other parts will follow soon.
Special thanks to Amit Joshi for the fantastic background score 🙂
Checkmate – Part 1 is available in Interactive format on
A few months ago, I came across a new medium called “Motion Books”. In essence, motion books bridge the space between traditional “static” comics and animations.
The beauty of traditional comics lies in letting the reader think, absorb the text and graphics at his/her own pace, read between the panels, fill in the gaps themselves. The animation shows and tells everything, at its own pace.
Motion books take the best of both worlds and create something unique. They let the user observe, read and imagine, at the same time showing motion, and inducing feelings via music and sound.
This is a new category where new high quality content is rapidly being developed, and I decided to contribute with a truly Indian story. This is a story of a king, a queen and their invaded kingdom. The Queen’s loyalty, courage and even her survival and honor are on line for the most difficult test of her life.
“Checkmate” will be published as a 4 part Motion books mini series on various channels. The first part is coming soon. This is a glimpse into part 1.
Since last few months, a relatively new genre called “Motion Comics” had my attention. I was highly fascinated by this new art form, and think it has a very high entertainment potential as a niche apart from normal comics and animation. I also saw some working proofs that this thing works from DeviantArt.
So I got a copy of MotionArtist for myself and got to work since last 2 days. As an experiment, I decided to convert my existing comic “The Victim” into motion comic form, and this is the result.
Watch the video on YouTube here: