Adarsh just gets me and the stuff I like almost effortlessly, and this picture is no different. Made as a part of a commission, it’s very me. I can totally see myself as that person. 🙂
A long time ago, I spearheaded an effort by the Mumbai Anime Club to create a for the fans, by the fans, anime/manga magazine. With contributors from across the country and a dedicated base of artists, writers, designers and editors, it for a time made ripples in the anime scene in India and led to more collaborations between the anime clubs in India.
While it ultimately did fizzle out – people got busy, schedules got hectic, it was glorious while it lasted. Here are all the issues we had released over the course of a year and a half…
Leaping Windows is a cafe and comic book/manga library located in Versova, Mumbai. It is by far my favourite place in Mumbai, both for its food and for its library. A couple of years back, my friend Mrinal was commissioned to paint the top floor of the library with comic book art. He did a fine job of it, initially only with a marker pen, which he later painted over. Another of my friends, Ajitesh, also dropped by to sketch some cool Doctor Who art on one of the other walls.
Do check the place out if you are in Mumbai; it is literally one of a kind!