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‘The Contract’ is published

My first independent graphic novel, The Contract has been uploaded on the website www.pothi.com. Pothi.com provides ‘print-on-demand’ service, i.e. the book is printed after it’s ordered, rather than the other way round as in traditional publishing.

This graphic novel is intended for mature audience only.

Below is the cover page of ‘The Contract’ followed by a few preview pages (Warning: NSFW material)


Steve is a very ordinary guy, with very ordinary dreams (like reaching his school on time and making out with a hot girl in his class). But one bad day in his life turns his world upside down.

Now Steve is out on a suicidal mission of revenge, when he encounters a mysterious being. The mysterious being offers Steve something he had never dreamed before, and which would make his revenge so much sweeter.

Steve will go to any lengths to have his revenge. Little does he realize that every dream has a price!

This book is intended for mature audiences only.

The preview below contains pages 1-5 and 12-14.

A Comic about Making Comics

These are 2 initial (unfinished) pages I did last week for my ‘Comic on Making Comics’

Few days back, ComixIndia.com asked for submissions. The topic? Short ‘comics’ about making comics. In essence, some form of graphic narrative which would be useful for any comics creator in making of comics.

I initially decided NOT to participate for 2 reasons:

1. I want to finish the current story I am working on as soon as possible (I am working on it since more than 5 months now)

2. I have already read ‘Making Comics’ by Scott McCloud and ‘Comics – the Sequencial Art’ by Will Eisner, and felt that there was nothing more to say about making comics. I also felt that I would not be able to avoid copying these masters if I did venture into this arena.

When my concious mind was made up not to participate, my subconcious mind started generating new ideas for this project. My resistance to these ideas lasted exactly 1 and a half days before I gave in and started sketching down the ideas on paper.

Last week I completed the 11 page draft of a preliminary guide for a comic to make comics. Then I finished rough sketching of all 11 pages and inking of 3 pages by last weekend. I am working on 8th page now, and intend to finish this by coming weekend.

To complete this project faster than my usual ones, I employed a more cartoony style of drawing, as opposed to the more realistic style I frequently use. The emphasis is on clean, sharp, continuous lines, and less shading. You may not find much of intricate shading here.  Someday soon, I am also planning to color it. When it’s done, I will release it as a free PDF download.

Keep watching this space for more.