Continue Reading »
Good news for Bahadur lovers that this saffron kurta clad hero who once use to fight dacoits in ravines is back and now he will fight against terrorism equipped with sophisticated modern gadgets and weapons.
As i have already mentioned in one of my earlier post that Lotpot was the first main platform where the artist of the types of Pran,Shehaab,Sukhwant,Kripa Shankar Bhardwaj,Jitendra Bedi and others got to the taste of success so without emphasizing more on the value and importance of this comic presented here is another vintage issue of Lotpot which i hope all of you will like.
Friends today's post consist of two vintage issue of Manoj Chitra Katha which were in big format and with old logo.Unfortunately both stories were not written by Bimal Chatterji due to which the story part is a little weak of specially nagrani ke kundal whereas the story of Khooni Haar is written by Ansar Akhtar(Nanha Jasoos Bablu fame) which is quite interesting.
Continuing Deepawali bonanza here is the 3rd comic of the festive occasion which is from a lesser known publication 'Sun Comics' about which not much information is available with me except that it began publishing Hindi comics in 1982-83 and mostly published stories featuring Vikram and Insp.Garun.
The current comic is no exception as it contains stories of both Vikram and Garun which are illustrated by Late Pradeep Sathe and Bapu Patil respectively.According to the credits the story of Ins.Garun is illustrated by Bapu Patil but its in exactly same style and shape as of Vikram which suggests the possibility of Sathe and Patil being the same person.
If anybody have more information about Sun Comics i.e how many comics and up till when did it published comics then pl share with us.
With best wishes for Deepawali i wish to say that from a long time requests for Madhumuskan was being made from comic lovers such as Atul Vishwakarma and others,hence respecting their request not only one but two Madhumuskan are hereby presented for all of you.But it doesn't mean that Deepawali bonanza will stop with Madhumuskans only,in fact more comics are yet to follow this week.
सत्तर के दशक में जब डेनिम जींस का भारत आगमन हुआ तो इसकी महिमा पर कई आलेख,कवितायेँ इत्यादि लिखी गईं थी,ऐसे ही एक आलेख से आपका परिचय करवा रहे हैं जो तब की बहुचर्चित पत्रिका 'दीवाना' में प्रकाशित हुआ था.कृपया गौर फरमाइए और जींस की महिमा से परिचित होकर लाभान्वित होइए.
Friends,why is so that these new comics fails to interconnect one as those old comics use to do a long way back,why we can't identify ourselves with the story line of these current comics,why these comic doesn't excites us though those old comics still recreate the magic of which we are fond of.
Recently came across with a latest set of Raj Comics which were quite costly,colorful printing,nice glossy pages,quite attractive cover designs.I started to read with a new ignited hope but couldn't read more than 9-10 pages as the soul of comic,the story miserably failed to attract me,this superhero concept,unnatural villains,unconvincing plot and excessive use of modern(imaginary) gadgets all was such that i am wandering into a alien land and watching a alien animated movie.
These surviving publication houses give a huge hue and cry over the declining comic business/culture in India but hardly they give a thought over the quality of their product,they also fail to understand that what a common Indian comic reader want to read.
If these publication house can sense the nerve of a common comic reader then might be we can see another revamping period of comics.
For eg. lets read this comic 'Gulivar Bauno Ke Desh Me',though its a fantasy/fictional story but see its quality,illustrations and presentation..simply unmatched and close to common comic reader nerve.
Friends,renowned cartoonist and illustrator of 'Madhumuskan' Shri jagdish Ji is back in action again and he is now creating fortnightly cartoons which he has kindly allowed to post on this blog for all of you.
Here is the first two set for all of you.
First of all a very Happy Independence Day to all Indians.Lets now celebrate our independence by reading those comics which we read for the first time when we were really free...yes,when we were free from tension of livelihood,when we were free from the tension of 'projects',when we were free from the tyranny of 'Boss',when we were free from the daily chikh-chikh of wife,when we free from the tensions of converting 99 into 100,when we were free from the tensions of maintaining day-to-day life,when we were free from the worries of making our 'own' house,when the air was much purer than what we breath in now,when the sunlight was much clearer than its now,when the independence and republic day meant one more holiday and sweets from school,when paradise seems to be located in comics,movies,T.V and summer vacations,when Sunday morning means 'Rangoli' and Thursday evening meant a feature film on Doordarshan,when rainy day meant a another probable holiday from school.
दोस्तों,चंदामामा के बारे में किसी को बताने की ज़रूरत नहीं है की वो किस प्रकार की पत्रिका थी,वो एक अनोखी पत्रिका थी जिसकी कहानियां भारतीय लोक कथाओं और प्राचीन इतिहास से प्रेरित थीं.चंदामामा की कहानियों के चित्र एक अनोखी अलौकिक दुनिया में पाठकों को सैर करवाते थे,ऐसा लगता था जैसे हम कोई राजा-रानी वाली प्राचीन एनीमेशन फिल्म देख रहे है.
चंदामामा में जो फीचर मुझे सबसे अधिक पसंद था वो था 'विक्रम-बेताल',इसकी कथाएँ उस समय एक अजीब सी सिहरन और रोमांच जगाती थी और कहानी में अंत तक उत्सुकता बनी रहती थी.बेताल का विक्रम से प्रश्न पूछना,विक्रम का जवाब देना और न बोलने की शर्त के भंग होते ही बेताल का वापस उड़ कर पेड़ पर चले जाना...और उस पर प्राचीन चित्र..सब मिला कर कहानी में एक ऐसी अबूझ दिलचस्पी पैदा कर देते थे जिसको वर्णन करने के लिए ठीक से शब्द नहीं मिल रहे.
तो दोस्तों,आज की पोस्ट उसी विक्रम-वेताल की कथा से ही जुडी है,कैसे?....आइये मिलकर जानते है.
This comics is posted to show my respect and appreciation toward one fellow blogger who himself is a connoisseur in the field of Indian comics.This comic was a long time request of our Anupam Bhai,who is a great fan of illustrator and write Anupam Sinha, and was asking to scan this particular comic from a long time.
Since i was not able to locate this comic from heap of bags in my house hence was unable to fulfill Anupam Bhai's request before today.
Now,when Anupam Bhai's long time request has been fulfilled i hope that he will be more than happy to find it here.The best thing i like about Anupam Bhai is his devotion towards Indian comics which is simply unmatched,not only this but his devotion towards those persons whom he like/admire is also unmatched as he promptly use to create and dedicate a blog to those persons whom he likes(burning examples,blogs created by him on Anupam Sinha and Sonal Chahuhan).
I really wish that someday he too may like and admire me up to that extent where he can dedicate a blog in my name also :)
Continue Reading »
Readers like Silly Boy,Lalit and many others were requesting from long time to post selected vintage articles from old film magazines.I too like much to read quality film magazines of bygone era specially of 80's and 90's,and in this space magazines like Madhuri,Sushama,Filmfare,Priya,Movie Jagat etc are of worth mentioning.
Nowadays there are no quality magazine left except Filmfare(English) which up to some extent still has maintained at least some quality though it also has deteriorated much with the changing taste of readers and culture,rest all magazines have already lost in mist of time much before.
When it was announced by Hermes Press last year that they will print all Lee Falk written Phantom Dailies and Sundays in full color,from then the first volume(1936-37) of the series was being eagerly awaited by Phantom phans all over the world.
This very first volume was released in March-April this year but in India till May it was not available within reasonable price range which could be afforded by an average Indian reader.Its cheaper(around Rs.1400-1500/-) version can now be procured through online shopping sites such as flipkart,infibeam etc.
Continue Reading »
Posted by Comic World at 12:04 AM
Indrajal comics no.51,'Samundri Daku' was posted by me on mega Indrajal comics blog "Indrajal on line" on 2nd May.
'Times of India' group have been a renowned name among the oldest major publication houses of India.It has produced a wide variety of magazines and comics suiting to the taste of all age groups such as Indrajal comics and Parag for children,Filmfare and Madhuri for movie buffs,Sarika for younger generation,Femina for women,The Illustrated Weekly of India for English literary loving readership and Dharamyug for Hindi readership.
IWI and Dharamyug both magazines use to deal with current affairs along with fine articles on other popular topics such as sports,cinema,T.V. etc.
In this post i will be talking something about Dharamyug which came in publication in the year 1950 to target the Hindi readership as after independence reading culture and specially Hindi/Urdu reading culture was all set to become the prime time pass of Indian mass in parallel with Hindi cinema.
It was surprising to find that no formal and relevant information about Dharamyug was available anywhere over net,hence in this respect Comic World is the first site to throw at-least some light on this fabulous but extincted magazine of yesteryear.
Continue Reading »