Blaft in association with Tranquebar is very excited to announce the upcoming release of TWO NEW BOOKS! We will be launching both titles at events during the 2nd Annual Comic Con India, in Delhi, Feb. 17th - 19th 2012. Blaft will be in stall No. 13A. Drop by and say hai!
The Obliterary Journal
edited by Rakesh Khanna and Rashmi Ruth Devadasan
LAUNCHING ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2012
VENUE: COMIC CON, DILLI HAAT, NEW DELHI
A collection of comics, street art, typography, and illustrated stories from India and beyond. Includes:
*) A classic Bengali gangster comic in translation
*) Traditional Odisha palm-leaf engravings of alien robot invaders
*) 12th century Sanskrit algebra problems
*) Bus painters from Suriname
*) New work from Vidyun Sabhaney, Amitabh Kumar, Roney Devassia, and Aarti Sunder
*) and much, much more!
Stupid Guy Goes to India
by Yukichi Yamamatsu
translated from Japanese by Kumar Sivasubramanian
LAUNCHING ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 2012
VENUE: COMIC CON DILLI HAAT, NEW DELHI
In 2004, having never before left Japan, 56-year-old manga author Yukichi Yamamatsu travelled to India, armed with little money, less English, no sigmoid colon, and absolutely no idea of what to expect. He did, however, bring with him his formidable art skills, a missionary zeal for spreading Japanese comics culture, and a keen pair of eyes -- through which we are treated to a hilarious, brutally honest look at India as it presents itself to the foreign visitor.
This is the true story of Yukichi’s adventures -- playing marbles, searching for bathrooms, betting on horses, visiting a brothel -- and his madcap mission to sell Hindi translations of samurai manga on the mean streets of the nation’s capital.
Yukichi Yamamatsu will be travelling to India from Tokyo for the 2nd Annual Comic Con! Come meet a legendary mangaka, and get your copy signed!
BLAFT WILL BE IN STALLNo.13A 2nd Annual Comic Con Dilli Haat, New Delhi Feb 17th-19th2012
We'll also be having an event with several contributors to The Obliterary Journal at YODAKIN 2 Hauz Khas Village New Delhi at 6:30 PM on Monday Feb 20th 2012