Archive for January, 2014

January 20, 2014

Changes.

In the wake of impending oilsmoke and potential acres of tree-stumps in the country, here’s a Small Picture I made called Changes.

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This piece was published on January 3rd, 2014 in the Mint newspaper.

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January 20, 2014

Obliterary Journal Vol 2 (Non-Veg).

The Obliterary Journal Vol 2. (Non-Veg)  is a meaty new anthology of short comics and artwork by Blaft Publications. It’s themed over the idea of people eating animal flesh, and contains “talking chicken legs, giant man-eating serpents, plenty of aliens, a few mind-blowing statistics, and some excellent kebabs” (says the Blaft blogpost with a loud wink); dreamed up by a brilliantly wacky bunch of writersandartists.

Here is my design for the anthology’s covers featuring a chain-smoking bubble-blowing lollehpop-eating maami we’re calling Meatface Aunty. The cover’s been printed in three different versions like so.

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The back cover carries a hand-lettered list of the contributing folks, individually crafted, just like old times. The nutritional facts info on brown paper was subtly doctored in the Blaft word-processor to feature brilliant kicks in the head like krait venom and baby phat and vitamin X. And the flaps of the book are full of nomworthy halal-meat labels pasted on at Blaft. Here is some detail of the back cover and flap.

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The book was launched with much fanfare, elaneer and coupons for fish at the Nochikuppam fish market in Chennai.

January 3, 2014

Tales of Fosterganj.

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Ruskin Bond’s Tales of Fosterganj, published by Aleph Book Company, just arrived in the mail! Here’s the cover I did, seething with some of the quirky characters from the book set in a whimsical old forgotten town. Below, are a couple of my illustrations from the inner flaps of the cover – the bewildered leopard’s an Especial Favourite Chosen Love. Here’s an extract from the book.

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