Saturday, September 19, 2015

Artist Gaman Palem

Gaman Palem an Indian comic book illustrator. He has illustrated more than 100 Indian children's comics, working mainly on mythological subjects.

Education in Mass Communication took Gaman Palem, Chennai, to procure a doctorate degree in the same subject from the Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu. However, Palem’s mind was not glued to academics. A true graphic visualizer and an avid follower of graphic novels from all over the world, Palem decided to set sails into the larger ocean of graphic visualizing and today he is one of the highly acclaimed graphic designers and an artist who uses graphic novel format as a medium to express his ideas. With a deep understanding of Indian mythologies as well as their regional versions and interpretations, Gaman Palem makes use of his knowledge for creating a series of works that blend the mythical characters to contemporary contexts.

Gaman's first series of eight picture books, The Golden Mythology Series, won the National Award for Excellence in Printing Children's Books. Gaman Palem worked at Loyola College of Education in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, was a visiting faculty at Raffles College, a creative consultant in many publishing houses and animation studios.

He became interested in comics at a very young age of two. Later, it just became a passion.

He also works in 3D animation, but is more interested in creating graphic novels and comics. Gaman's artistic style is influenced by Indian iconography, combining the traditional illustration techniques of watercolour, pen and ink with modern digital techniques. His debut art show was in September at The United Art Fair 2012. An exhibition on Freedom to March with Ojas Gallery 2013, New Delhi, where he interpreted Mahatma Gandhi, Dandi march, in his unique graphic novel format and in Punebiennale 2015 with 'Swachh Bharath' in his own unique graphic narrative manner. Gaman Palem lives and works in Chennai. His works have been published in major graphic magazines, journals and he has exhibited widely in India. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Call for Entries - ICF # 09

इंडियन कॉमिक्स फैंडम पत्रिका के आगामी वॉल्यूम # 09 के लिए कॉमिक्स - ग्राफ़िक नोवेल्स संग्राहक मित्रों द्वारा निम्नलिखित विषयों में से किसी एक पर लेख, संस्मरण आमंत्रित है।
*) - मेरे कॉमिक्स संग्रह की कहानी।
*) - एक संग्रहकर्ता के रूप में मेरे लिए सबसे अच्छा वर्ष। 
*) - भारतीय कॉमिक्स के "गोल्डन ऐज" दौर की यादें। 
*) - आपकी कल्पना से कैसा होगा भारतीय कॉमिक्स और उनके कलेक्टर्स का भविष्य?

अगर आप चाहें तो एक से अधिक विषयों का समावेश कर एक लेख बना सकते है। पत्रिका में प्रकाशन हेतु लेखों के चयन का अधिकार प्रकाशक का है। अपने लेख आप पर ई-मेल करें या इंडियन कॉमिक्स फैंडम पेज पर मैसेज करें। धन्यवाद!

Friday, September 4, 2015

ICF #Featured

*) - Sunil Gavaskar, the supersleuth, comic series.

*) - Bahadur by Abid Surti and Govind Brahmania 

#indiancomics #comics #bahadur #abidsurti#govindbrahmania #cover

*) - Captain Sundar (Alt2Media)

*) - Express Comics #indiancomics #comics #india#promo

*) - Kriyetic Comics Vol. 1 Cover