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.here and here.Tell us what you think of his work in the comment space.