Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Buzz
1-min read

Photos: Indian graphic novelist creates 'Chinchin' - a brilliant fan art mashup of Tintin and Chacha Chaudhary

The cartoonist forged his love for two of his favourite comic characters into a mashup that celebrates both.

Rituparna Chatterjee | IBNLive.comMasalaBai

Updated:September 20, 2014, 2:25 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Photos: Indian graphic novelist creates 'Chinchin' - a brilliant fan art mashup of Tintin and Chacha Chaudhary
The cartoonist forged his love for two of his favourite comic characters into a mashup that celebrates both.

In the course of our short chat on the phone, Delhi-based cartoonist Sumit Kumar casually mentions that Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi's iconic character Tintin looks strikingly similar to Pran's elderly Chacha Chaudhary.After a comparison of both comic heroes, I realize that not only is he right (even the frail bone structures of both are same, giving them a similar build) but also that I'll never be able to see either of them the same way again.An engineer by training, 27-year-old Kumar has created brilliant mashup fan art covers featuring the two comic characters, maintaining Hergé's love for solid colours, converging Tintin's look with Pran's beloved Chacha and setting the final product - Chinchin - in well known stories from The Adventures of Tintin.There's one thing however. The covers all have a typically Indian reference. 'The Castafiore Emerald' is redrawn as 'Lata Didi's Bharat Ratna' starring a singing Lata Mangeshkar instead of the 'Milanese Nightingale' in the original. Similarly, he has sketched 'Flight 714' as 'Flight IC 814'.Kumar mentions that he was assigned to work with the legendary Indian cartoonist in 2006 as part of a course he enrolled in to begin his training in graphic art. But the then 19-year-old soon grew impatient after hanging around Pran's studio for a couple of days and decided to leave.It was only later that he understood the impact of Pran's genius on the world of Indian graphic art. "I slowly realised the talent and professionalism of Pran and a lot of respect grew out of that," Kumar says.Incidentally, Pran later wrote a forecomic for Kumar's graphic novel.The former writer for the Savita Bhabhi series of erotica paid a lovely tribute to Pran when he passed away this year.

Kumar was also part of the team that organised the first Indian Comic Con.You can follow more of his work here and here.
Tell us what you think of his work in the comment space.

####










Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results