Monday, November 15, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Chitrakatha in Man's World August 2010

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Frank Frazetta Homage Day-08

Neeraj Menon's powerful rendition of Frazetta's Death Dealer

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Frazetta Homage Day - 5

A Frazetta Story: A comic-strip homage by Chitrakatha's young brigade - Swapnil Singh (Artist) & Soumya Das  (Writer)
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Frank Frazetta Homage Day -2

A power packed rendition of Conan by the very talented Abhishek Singh

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Frank Frazetta Homage - 1

 Frank Frazetta (1928-2010)
Frank Frazetta, the master of Fantasy Art expired last month. His powerful renditions of Conan the Barbarian, John Carter of Mars, voluptuous female figures, creatures and beasts have inspired and will continue inspiring generations of artists.

Project Chitrakatha, planned a Frazetta homage, on the day the sad news of his demise came. Indian Artists from all over sent some brilliant homage art for the late maestro who's art was an influence and an early guiding light to most of these artists.

We were getting a lot of art from Frazetta Fans all over, but still had to wait until all the art pieces were received, which kept delaying the homage. Finally we have got all the artworks and its time, we can start our Frazetta Homage.

This amazing digital painting was sent by Bala Rajasekar, a brilliant artist and director from Big Animation, Pune.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Updates: May 2010

Sorry for not being able to update this place for sometime, but here we are.

Last month saw Chitrakatha getting featured on Passion For Cinema's Indie Wednesdays. If you haven't read it already, click here to read the article which became one of the top 5 most read and commented articles on the website within a day.

We are just back from a 10 days long shooting schedule from a small town in Central India. Have real fond memories of spending my childhood and summer holidays surrounded with all kind of comic books here.

Got some real old, classic comic books in mint condition (some of them were from my own library, as they still had my rubber stamps on them). It was one superb trip down memory lane.

Shooting with kids is always a fun, and these kids were really brilliant considering their no camera experience. We shot in schools, narrow lanes of this village and above all one of the last 'living' comic book lending libraries in India.

Will be sharing the pics and podcasts soon on our Facebook page as well as here.

Coming Soon:

Podcasts from our journey and shoots.

One amazing e-interview with the very talented Indian Comic Book Artist Manu.

And one super cool competition.

Keep watching this space for more updates.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Nostalgia, ecstasy and a lot more...

Somebody very aptly said "Comic Books aren't child's play". It's been almost a year we have been living with a dream called Chitrakatha. I can't remember a single moment or a single chat when we haven't discussed Chitrakatha. But like all the projects, this one has a destiny of its own and we are just fulfilling its destiny.

Meeting the true superheroes who created this world to colour our otherwise monotonous childhood afternoons is an added bonus. And to see them smile at the mention of a certain story (or sometimes a certain panel) is an experience in itself.

Is it just a nostalgia? I beg to differ...because whenever we speak about the project, we see people getting ecstatic about those (now obscure and outdated) characters and comic magazines which fueled their imagination, help them escape from the mundane reality. Wasn't that a parallel life we all have enjoyed living until a few years back? Can we shrug it off just as sheer nostalgia?

Let's debate over it sometime.

Nevertheless, here's our 1st Podcast which was released on our Facebook Page last month, this is first in a series of a lot more podcasts we are planning to release in regular intervals as we keep working on Chitrakatha.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chitrakatha wishes you all a very Happy Holi!

  A very rare Cartoonist Pran Cover for Magazine Lotpot from early 1970s (Image Courtesy: Zahir Bhai)

Team Chitrakatha wishes you all a very happy and colorful Holi.