Event Preview: Legends of The Drawing Board

29 January 2015

One of our favourite webzine’s, Homegrown, has collaborated with Bangalore’s Puma Social Club for a very special event set to take place this weekend. 31 January - 1 February will witness comic book aficionados from around the city gather at the Social Club to witness an exciting line of speakers and after parties to follow at ‘Legends Of The Drawing Board’. Among those speakers is the talented David Lloyd, who is best known for his work co-creating one of the graphic novel communities most illustrious and iconic works - V for Vendetta, with Alan Moore.

Lloyd will discuss his work as a comic book artist as well as his excellent digital comic art magazine ‘Aces Weekly’. He will be joined by gifted Bangalore local Appupen, who is best known for his eerie ‘Halahala’ series and graphic novel ‘Moonward’, published by Blaft. Alok Sharma – ex-illustrator, filmmaker, writer and director will follow and talk the audience through the history and rich culture of comic books from the 1940s to present day. Studio Kokaachi’s Pratheek and Tina Thomas, who ran the now ex-Manta Ray Comics will be discussing their experience of being an independent publishing house in India.

The talks will be followed by a showcase of 15 artists across the two floors of the venue, giving enthusiasts the opportunity to mingle and interact with creative minds in the industry.

After parties will take place on both days and will feature some of the most forward thinking producers, musicians and DJs in the country. We predict a great set by UK based Shiva Soundsystem aka Nerm. Anish Sood will be there showcasing “deeper underground sounds” alongside Sandunes. Fuzzy Logic, Your Chin and Bangalore’s Twokid Wickid and BLENT will also be performing.

This weekend is going to be an exciting one for Bangalore, especially considering that it's not very often you see events supporting the graphic novel and comic book communities in India.

‘Legends Of The Drawing Board’ will take place on Saturday from 2pm - 12 am and Sunday from 2pm - 10pm. Book your tickets here to attend and check out their Facebook event for updates. Homegrown is also publishing a series of articles prior to the event to enlightened interested minds – have a look at their website and Facebook page for more.



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