Welcome back to TCU. The frequency with which the number of posts keep on appearing over here would have surprised many of the old friends of this page. However, this new trend of increased number of posts in TCU will continue till July, at least. The secret behind this is, we have a lot of back log to publish and they will find their way sooner than later. Apart from that, the number of News posts (Comic Cuts) and the new book intro’s (TCU Presents) will also keep us on the run. Speaking about the new releases, TCU got hold off couple of new comics and one of them is a fantastic concept which will spread its wings to Tamil very, very soon. Not only Tamil, but 7 other regional languages as well. What is that? well, that’s for me to know and you to find out & you have couple of days to do so. Yes, that particular post will be done next week.
The Hindu–Sarnath Banerjee–The Harappa Files: Coming back to this post, here is our weekly dose of Comic cuts from the pages of Chennai editions of Dailies. the 1st one is the most interesting and also most astonishing story about the man who gives the credit that is bestowed to him by the national media to someone else. Yes, When media hails him as the author of India’s 1st Graphic Novel, he is very quick to point out the fact that he is not. And he himself reveals who it is. Such a man is hard to find and so is his writing. Post modern readers will find this as a treat par excellence.
|The Hindu National Daily News Paper - Chennai Edition – Supplement Metro Plus – Issue Dated 25042011 - Harappa Files Graphic Novel by Sarnath Banerjee|
Deccan Chronicle-Sarnath Banerjee–The Harappa Files: It is not often that you get news about the comics/graphic novels in news papers. Certainly not often that you find the same news is being covered by 2 different media. well, hats off to Blaft publications for arranging this media meeting for the author and here is the content in DC’s point of view.
|Deccan Chronicle Daily News Paper Chennai Edition – Chennai Chronicle – Issue Dated 25042011 Page 20 - Harappa People Graphic Novel By Sarnath Banerjee|
The Hindu-Mythology Based Comics/Graphic Novels: This is a self explanatory article on the mythology based comics / graphic novels in India. Hats off to Ms Anusha for such a lovely piece of writing and such understanding of the medium. Have a blast guys, read on.
|The Hindu National Daily News Paper – Supplement Metro Plus - Chennai Edition – Issue Dated 20th April 2011 Wednesday - Mythological Comics – Anusha’s Story|
Times Of India-Uncle Pai’s Demise: It was a nice article in respect to Uncle Pai’s passing away and though there was the usual media faux pas on the numbering of the ACK’s and even a reason for him doing so. This is not the time to find faults, still even in obituary articles, if there are errors, no one can save the editors. He was their own employee for some time and still they do the same error. Come on people, show some maturity and not make stories of your own. This is not about the “Man who shot liberty valance” but about a man who has lighted up many a childhoods in India and his story requires “No Making Up”.
The other story is all about re-inventing the Spiderman franchise and also couple of Photo’s of the Chennai Super Komics 1st issue launch. This particular book is available in all Landmark book stores.
|Times Of India Chennai Edition Dated 25022011 Page No 09 Uncle Pai Demise|| |
The Times of India Dated 23042011 Chennai Edition Spiderman News
Now,then; from next month onwards, ComiRades will see a radical change in the number of posts in TCU. There is also a post waiting on the wings and the speciality of the post is about the comics by the present Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu & That will be done in Tamil Language (As requested by Yuva Krishna).
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