2014 is almost here, and my work-plans for it have started already.
one of the projects that i’m planning to kick the new year off with is something that can be called for the nonce ( and this is mainly for the lack of a better title idea to strike my grey cells ) ‘the kolkata graphic novel’. I am planning to take up a few distinct ( and a few hitherto unscrutinized ) elements that make together the complex structure that we all identify as the great ‘city of joy’ ( or, as a jocular character in one of my ongoing graphic novels points out, ‘the city of bhoy < fear >’ ).
One of these elements is certainly the distinct artisanal locality of Kumartuli.
Here’s the first page of that section, dear reader, for your perusal.