Author: Abhishek

Shaitaan Issue 1 | Graphic Novel Review

Shaitaan is the latest creation from Vivek Goel’s Holy Cow Entertainment, the same guys who brought you Ravanayan & Aghori. The first issue written by Anirudh Singh & penciled by Gaurav Shrivastav, which was recently launched at the Bangalore Comic Con, tells the story of a Black Ops team who delve into the mysteries that Pakistan’s Astola Island holds. There are no heroes here as these rag tag bunch of mercenaries face their deepest fears and unlock something that none of them were ready for. You know you’re in for a treat when the very first issue doesn’t waste time on useless exposition and jumps head on into action. The writing and dialog at times, is derivative of the 80s action flicks (that I love), but how else would you expect a bunch of Black Ops to interact, eh? The language is definitely NOT PG-13, which is excellent. I love a little profanity in my books. Gratuitous violence, oodles of gore & a veiled homage to the aforementioned 80s movies are all in this 16 page tour-de-force. The artwork is gritty & dark (this is becoming a Goel & HCE trademark). I especially loved the panel where El Tee has this vivid hallucination about planets clashing and all that had come to pass in the land that they were trespassing. Gaurav Shrivastav & Prasad Patnaik’s artwork is excellent and encapsulates...

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IN-Conversation With Jatin Verma, Founder Comic Con India | BCC Exclusive

What started off as an experiment back in 2011, Comic Con India has come a long way in the past 4 years. With a strong portfolio of national events and a close nexus with leading publishers, Comic Con India has been instrumental in putting comic books, especially those by Indian authors on the map & has blown up the pop culture space in this country. With their recent partnership with ReedPop, Comic Con India hopes to scale up further and deliver world class events to the Indian audience. Jatin Varma, the founder of Comic Con India sat down with Indian Nerve to talk about his experiences organizing the Con for the past 4 years, the Indian market scenario for budding artists & publishing houses, the challenges he faces & the motivations which drive him & his thoughts on Death Note, Attack on Titan and the invasion of the Japanese Pop Culture in India. You can follow Comic Con India on- Facebook at facebook.com/ComicConIndia Twitter at twitter.com/ComicConIndia Instagram at instagram.com/comicconindia Youtube at youtube.com/Comicconindia The audio interview could be listened to in the SoundCloud clip...

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IN-Conversation With The Surfing Violinist | BCC Exclusive

Surfer, violinist, adventurer, filmmaker. Ford Seeuws wears many hats. He is on a journey to experience and learn from cultures all over the world. He and his family love to explore new kinds of food, film, different languages and every aspect of different cultures in their many travels. From a young age Ford was creating videos & original content with his friends and it was in college that Ford built on his penchant for learning about other cultures. He now works full time documenting his adventures in India & all around the world on his acclaimed vlog, The Surfing Violinist on Youtube, as well as entertaining his audience and friends with a host of skits & performances. At BCC 2015, I got an opportunity to have a conversation with him and in his own words, he attempts in “bringing you the best in culture and film discovery from America to India and beyond.” He was in Bangalore as the official host of the Cosplay Contest. Take a listen as Ford speaks on cross-culture, his Indian journey, the Youtube Fan Fest & the impact that Youtube’s original content can have on pop culture & TACO BELL. You can follow Ford Seeuws on- Youtube at youtube.com/TheSurfingViolinist Facebook at facebook.com/thesurfingviolinist Instagram at instagram.com/thesurfingviolinist Twitter at twitter.com/fordlikethecar You can check out the interview in the SoundCloud clip...

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