Saturday, October 18, 2014

11 Comic Cuts 57-News 57: The Hindu (Tamil) Diwali Special issue – Special Article on Tamil Comics


Dear ComiRades,

welcome back to TCU. As the festival season is gearing up, so is TCU with lots and lots of posts – both informative and initiative. Well, as the talk of initiation rings up, here is our new series of posts: சித்திரக்கதை செய்திகள் .

However, this article is all about The Hindu news paper (Tamil Edition)’s diwali special issues in which celebrated author S.Ramakrishnan has penned a nostalgic post on Tamil comics and the need to index them.

What he has not taken into account is that, we have already taken the initiative and almost, almost indexed all the comics books printed in Tamil language. Well, that’s news for him and usual story for our regular readers.

The Hindu (Tamil) Diwali Special Issue – Comics Article by S .Ramakrishnan








Most of these points were already handled by him in his online portal some 5 years ago. The news about the library and his recalling of the stories with his friends were new and was joyful to read.

Thank you, Sir.

Well, that’s all for this post and  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 section or Click Here.

Thanks & Regards, 
King Viswa.


  1. @ கிங் விஸ்வா

    அட்டகாஸ்....ஸ்கேன்...! கடையில் கிடைக்க 2 நாள் ஆகுமாம்,
    பதிவிட்ட உங்களுக்கு ஸ்பெஷல் தாங்க்ஸ் நண்பரே !

  2. Dear Viswa,

    Wonderful article. It made me remember my own childhood experience reading comics.
    If only our editor can reprint those early Muthu comics that library at Michigan can get a copy for their Tamil comics collection. But it will never happen.
    I became interested in the new muthu/lion heroes only because in the comics classics Johnny Nero issue "KolaiKaram", there was a Tex Willer story attached. After reading Kolaikaram, I looked at the tex story and decided to give it a try. And I immediately became a tex fan. In the mega dream special which interested me because of the mayavi story, I saw the tiger story and the lucky luke story. On my friend Muthu Fan's recommendation I read the tiger story and became a fan of Tiger as well. I then ordered the entire collection of old comics they had in stock. If these tiger/Lucky luke/tex stories had not been attached with a Mayavi or Johnny Nero story in the comics classics, these would never have come to my attention, as I was interested only in the old Muthu stories.
    I have heard that a lot of old readers like me come to the book fairs and ask for these old hero stories. If the editor issued a Mayavi or Lawrence or Johnny Nero story along with a Tex story like he did with Kolaikaram, old readers like me can get exposed to these new heroes and may get interested in reading the new line up. People who hate old stories will still buy the book to get the tex or tiger or prince story. So there will not be a danger that the books will not sell. But who can advise the editor these marketing strategies? Nowadays I do not even visit the Lion site often.

    1. very, very true sir.

      Every book fair that i attend, we get not hundreds but thousands of enquiries.

      I have my own doubt on these stories fettibg re printed again.

      Sad, but this is what i feel, is reality.

  3. அட்டகாஷ்!! இந்தக் கட்டுரை எனது பள்ளிப் பருவ நினைவுகளையும் மீட்டெடுப்பதாய் இருந்தது!

  4. எஸ்.ராவின் எழுத்து நடையில் காமிக்ஸ் அனுபவம் அருமை.. முத்து காமிக்சின் ஆரம்ப நாட்களில் இருந்த வாசகர்களின் மனோநிலைகள், அனுபவங்கள் சுவாரஸ்யம்..

  5. ஆக காமிக்ஸ் அப்படின்னா குழ்ந்தைகள் படிப்பது...


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