My Dear ComiRades,
Am Back. After a Long Hiatus, Yours Truly is really back & this week you will see all the postings that have been pending for the last 4 weeks. Before starting to the latest topic, let me say that the prolonged absence has nothing to do with the so called waning effect on the Blogger's; instead this forced absence, in fact, has increased the appetite towards Comics and Blogging about that. What else can bring you more joy than just writing about what you love the most?
In fact, am getting Phone calls and Mails stating that am the one behind the (so called) Comics-Interest-Revival in Tamil and in particular, in Blogs. I will be truly happy if that is the scenario. Consider this: Three months ago when yours truly started to Blog, there were only 2 Comics Blogs related to Tamil Comics. Now there are more than 10 and if this has something to do with “Tamil Comics Ulagam”, then am truly happy.
Getting into this post, this was a true filler post whereby I just wanted to update the blog, which was inactive for the last 30 days. On Friday (Boxing Day – 26th Dec 2008), yours truly came across a news paper strip (Times of India) which carried a comics review which was no way related to Tamil Comics. However, the reason for posting this News Paper article is that there is comics’ interest active with people (When I say Comics, I mean it). Ever since I saw the Quentin Tarantino’s Grind House Project Movie Planet Terror (Directed by Robert Rodriguez), I had a liking towards the Zombie movies. Hence, I thought of posting this in TCU.
To quote BFTD, “Presenting a mix of voodoo victims, creepy somnambulists, and flesh eating, rock n roll deadheads, “The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics” brings you the best the graveyard can give. From film sources and literary sources to some very strange sources, here over 20 of the best zombie comics ever produced. They include the first Vince Locke “Deadworld” comic, Scott Hampton’s awesome adaptation of RE Howard’s “Pigeons from Hell”, plus stories from Steve Niles, Darko Macan, and many, many more. If it’s dead, moving and hungry, you’ll find it here! Praise for “Mammoth Book of War Comics”: ‘Whether read cover-to-cover or dipped into at random, it is exactly what anthologies should be: rich, varied and endlessly rewarding. And the best thing is that it is available in Landmark Book shops.
This article was so nicely written by the Ms Sneha Ganesh, that your truly, A Hater of American Based Comics, Began to like the concept and started to search for this particular title. Here is the complete article: Kindly take some f your time and read this article. It is an absolute lesson to all the budding writers on how to sell a concept with writing. So nice to read and keeps you interested and makes you to look out for the book at the end of the article.
(1) Rafiq Raja has started a Tamil Blog exclusively dedicated to Rani Comics Alone (How Nice). He has 3 posts so far and even though the offer is lucrative to join the gang, yours truly has enough projects in Hand and hence let us be a reader for this, at least for the time being.
(2) Our Beloved Friend and Member of the Dreaded Gang W.A.M, Mr Kanavugalin Kaadhalan has also fallen in Love with the Comics Blogging concept and has started a Blog Called Kanavugalin Kaadhalan - கனவுகளின் காதலன் (The Lover of the Dreams). Kindly visit the blog & post your comments by clicking here:
(3) The News is that Comics Doctor (Who is not to be seen anywhere – Be it Comments or Posts) will surface again tomorrow with a Brand New Post.
Well, that's all for the time being. As usual, post your comments in the comments section. For those who want to Pen their thoughts in Tamil, Kindly Use the Option Provided in the Widget in the sidebar. The next Old Review Post will be on the 5th issue of James Bond Comics (Pending). There are certain other surprise posts also waiting in the wings to be published on Jan 1st .
Thanks & Regards,