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Comকথা – The Birth of a New Era

Comকথা – The Birth of a New Era

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This article highlights the diverse narratives and genres featured in the upcoming Bengali comic book titled Comকথা, which includes science fiction, satire, mythology, social commentary, comedy, and psychological thriller. With a rich pool of talented artists and writers, Comকথা promises to be a captivating and imaginative experience for readers of all ages. Get a pre-launch glimpse of the book.

Comকথা is not just a comic book, it is the beginning of a new chapter in the resplendent heritage of Bengali comic verse. Let me tell you why.

When we contemplate a Bengali Comic book, the names of ‘Bantul the Great’ or ‘Nontey fonte’ swiftly conjure our minds. These characters born from the creative minds of Narayan Debnath have entertained us since the early 60s. After Debnath, the legacy of Bengali comics has been faithfully carried forward by numerous gifted artists and visionary creators throughout the passage of time.

By a stroke of luck, I chanced upon meeting a group of such young writers and illustrators the other day – The Com কথা ensemble at Read Bengali Books Store. These artists conceptualized an assemblage of woven tales, in a comic book titled ‘Comকথা’, due to be published in August this year.

Illustrators Shubham Bhattacharjee, Nirupam Majumdar, Author Chayanika Chakraborty, Somashis Gupta and Rajkumar Mukherjee (of EIS) Illsutrator Harsho Mohan Chattoraj and Author Sourav Dutta
Illustrators Shubham Bhattacharjee, Nirupam Majumdar, Author Chayanika Chakraborty, Somashis Gupta and Rajkumar Mukherjee (of EIS) Illustrator Harsho Mohan Chattoraj and Author Sourav Dutta at ReadBengaliBooks.com’s store
Pritam Sengupta
Pritam Sengupta of readbengalibooks.com

The idea originated from observing the hesitancy of the younger generation when it comes to reading Bengali books. Pritam Sengupta, a dynamic entrepreneur dedicated to promoting Bengali literature, reached out to individuals who shared his passion. Through their research, they discovered a scarcity of Bengali books among the younger demographic. As a solution, they established “Halum,” a distinctive storytelling initiative aimed at engaging young children. The success of this venture led them to publish visually captivating storybooks, which quickly gained popularity. Thus, the concept of Comকথা was born.

The Comকথা ensemble comprises of various artists like Horsho Mohan Chattaraj, Indrajit Kanungo, Charbak Dipta, Nirupam Majumder, Sayantan Dasgupta, Kallol Majumder, Amitava Chakraborty, Chayanika Chakraborty, Shubham Bhattacharya, Sumit Surai, Sourav Dutta, Trinankur, and many more. The editorial team comprises of Pinaki De, Biswadeb Ganguly, and Monojit Chattopadhyay.

Check out what you can expect from Com কথা:-

Bhanu O Manik by Charbak Dipto
“Bhanu O Manik” by Charbak Dipta

 

'Neurim' By Indrajit Kanungo
‘Neurim’ By Indrajit Kanungo

 

"Akshay" bu Nirupam
“Akshay” bu Nirupam Majumder

 

‘Ekok Astra’ by Sayantan Dasgupta
‘Ekok Astra’ by Sayantan Dasgupta

 

'Borno Bibhrat' by Kallo Majumdar
‘Borno Bibhrat’ by Kallol Majumder

 

'Google' by Amitava Chakraborty and Chayanika Chakraborty
‘Google’ by Amitava Chakraborty and Chayanika Chakraborty

 

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'Bar', by Shubham Bhattarcharya
‘Bari’, by Shubham Bhattarcharya

 

'ProthomPiano' by Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
‘ProthomPiano’ by Harsho Mohan Chattoraj and Sumit Surai

 

'Khuni' by Trinankur Banerjee and Sourav Dutta
‘Khuni’ by Trinankur Banerjee and Sourav Dutta

 

So you see the ensemble of artists and writers involved in this project is a testament to the rich pool of talent that exists in the realm of Bengali comics. From science fiction to satire, mythology to social commentary, Comকথা offers a diverse array of narratives that will captivate readers of all ages. With anticipation building, I eagerly await the release of Comকথা, ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the pages of this remarkable creation.

 

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