Comic Strip Conscience

Shreya Sethuraman

A new band of superheroes mixes adventure with social compassion

Eternal Tales in The Electronic Age

The first act of Amar Chitra Katha’s rescue is over. The brand has survived. But Act Two will be tricky

The Illicit Happiness of Other People

Seventeen-year-old cartoonist Unni Chacko has jumped off a building. Nobody is able to explain why he did it. The only clues he has left behind are the cartoons and comics he has drawn, which his alcoholic father is trying to decipher. Extracts from Manu Joseph’s new novel

Hair Burns Like Grass

An excerpt from ‘Pao: The Anthology of Comics’

Indonesia’s Uncle Pai

His comics bear an uncanny resemblance to the signature Amar Chitra Katha style. And yet, Raden Ahmed Kosasih, the father of the Indonesian comic, was doing this many years before Pai began his own epic effort.

Godspeed, Uncle Pai!

A comforting word after a silly answer, measuring out school with 12 years of Amar Chitra Katha, and a letter too late

Updating the Natraj Diaries

At the First Indian Annual Comic Con, compulsive doodlers will get to meet published graphic artists

A Midsummer Adventure For Children

Prithvi theatre holds one of the most popular workshops for kids with theatre, comics, and even science and poetry.


Co-publisher John Goldwater wanted an everyday American boy, the opposite of Superman.

Bertrand Russell Superstar

The 1950 Nobel Laureate for Literature finds his true home in a Greek comic book that details the quest for the very foundation of maths


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