Indian Literature in Comics

In future issues of Comix India, there will be a section called ‘Indian Literature in Comics’ where we want to publish comics adaptations of Indian literature, preferably 20th century and contemporary short stories. These could be from any language, but the comics will be bilingual (English + original language) or only English.

Idea submissions are invited. Write to editor@comixindia.org with proposals.

 

Alternative Japanese manga to feature in Comix India!

Comix India is excited and honoured to bring to Indian readers for the first time, critically acclaimed Japanese alternative manga, or more specifically ‘gekiga’, in the next and future volumes alongside Indian comics. Some of these manga authors were part of the legendary Garo manga magazine that was at the forefront of the alternative manga movement. These authors greatly expanded manga’s possibilities as a form for literary expression, and in the process created an adult readership for comics.

We thank Mitsuhiro Asakawa, our Editorial Adviser, who is responsible for this. But this is just the beginning. We hope to publish more great manga from recognised masters of the art in the years ahead, some of it previously untranslated in English.

In doing this, we sincerely hope that Indian comics artists as well as readers will be benefited through a genuine cultural exchange that will help in creating new Indian comics that are artistically ambitious while reaching out to a general adult readership. It could be the start of an ‘Indo-gekiga’ movement! Gekiga in CI

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Comix India – Call for submissions!

We’re looking to publish new short story comics for future volumes of Comix India.

We prefer stories that are well researched and are broadly realistic, aimed at an adult readership. Genres like crime, mystery, horror, romance, erotica, historical fiction, humour and satire are welcome. Proposals are also invited for comics adaptations of Indian literature, preferably 20th century and contemporary Indian short stories.

Send your ideas to editor@comixindia.org.

See submission guidelines for details.

Looking forward to your ideas!