05/31/13

GQ India (March 2013) Interview/Book Review of Mumbai Confidential

GQ (India) did an interview and book review of Mumbai Confidential in their March 2013 Issue. Here’s the PDF of the article:

Mumbai Confidential book review on GQ India by mohaps

Also, if you’re in Bangalore this weekend (June 1-2), do come by and visit the MC Team at Bangalore Comic Con. Details: http://www.mumbaiconfidential.com/2013/05/27/mumbai-confidential-heads-to-bangalore-comic-con-2013/ for a session on the “making of” MC and a signing at the Pop Culture Publishing booth (A23) on Sunday, June 2nd at 3:00 PM.

About Mumbai Confidential
Mumbai Confidential is a creator owned crime-noir comic book series created by Saurav Mohapatra and Vivek Shinde. The “Digital First” edition is available on ComiXology and the print hardcover is available on Amazon and FlipKart, from Archaia. Please do follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Reviews: http://mumbaiconfidential.com/reviews

04/27/13

LiveMint (WSJ India) Article/Interview on Mumbai Confidential

I was recently interviewed by Sanjukta Sharma of LiveMint / Wall Street Journal India and the article is now online.

Money Quote:

Mumbai Confidential is a racy read sure to hook any serious Hindi film lover

About Mumbai Confidential
Mumbai Confidential is a creator owned crime-noir comic book series created by Saurav Mohapatra and Vivek Shinde. The “Digital First” edition is available on ComiXology and the print hardcover is available on Amazon and FlipKart, from Archaia. Please do follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.

04/23/13

Reviews, Mentions, and the buzz – Oh My! :)

First off, an update on the Amazon snafu : The amazon preorder page has been updated to reflect the release date of May 21st (which is playing it safe, the book should be with you before that). The India pre-order page at FlipKart.com correctly shows the release date as “Early May”.

If you haven’t preordered yet, please do book your copy on Amazon or FlipKart (India). Also do spread the word about MC and follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter for latest news/updates etc. We look forward to hearing from you.

Now, onwards to the buzz around Mumbai Confidential on the wild wild web:

  • First off, Anurag Kashyap (whose body of work was a big influence on Vivek and me in creating Mumbai Confidential) tweeted about MC. Thank you, sir! Coming from you, it’s high honors for both of us.
  • Criminal Element posted an awesome review of Mumbai Confidential.

    … written with a mordant wit and illustrated with such clarity and attention to the small moments [...] that it genuinely brings something new to the genre. [read the whole review]

  • Pipedream Comics posted a review of MC and an interview.

    It reads like a sub-continental version of Sin City and has all the best elements of classic crime noir, with twists, turns, violence and corruption, all played out in the grimy, monsoon ridden streets of Mumbai and the glamour of Bollywood instead of downtown LA and the Hollywood Hills. [read the whole review] [read the interview]

  • And we end this update with a great reader review on GoodReads that sums the book up as “dark and mesmerizing”. Thank you for your kind words, Jamie Chadam.

About Mumbai Confidential
Mumbai Confidential is a creator owned crime-noir comic book series created by Saurav Mohapatra and Vivek Shinde. The “Digital First” edition is available on ComiXology and the print hardcover is available on Amazon and FlipKart, from Archaia. Please do follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.

10/10/12

Conventions! Conventions! Conventions!

Mumbai Confidential team will be there at two conventions in the next two weeks. First off I’ll be signing at New York Comic-con from Oct 11-14 and then the MC team is scheduled to make a special appearance in an interactive Q/A session about comics in general and the making of MC at Mumbai Film and Comics Convention in Mumbai on Oct 21st.

Mumbai Confidential signing schedule at NYCC 2012

ARCHAIA Booth #1520

  • Thurs, 10/11 7-8pm, Table 3
  • Fri, 10/12 5-6pm, Table 3
  • Sat, 10/13 12:30-1:30pm, Table 2

Here’s the free giveaway postcard/mini-litho I’ll be signing. So drop by and say hi.


Here’s the details for the Mumbai convention session

Vivek and I will be doing a session about Mumbai Confidential at Mumbai Film & Comics Convention on Oct 21st.

Plus, we might have some surprise guests :D from the extended Mumbai Confidential family!

We’re not big on formality, so mostly we’ll be shooting the breeze about comics and breaking into comics. We hope to have mostly a free form Q/A with the audience. Vivek and the other artists will be there in person and I shall be “live via satellite” :D

Customary shameless Plug: Mumbai Confidential issue #4 is now online at http://bit.ly/mcdigital4

and print hardcover is due from Archaia Entertainment in March 2013.

09/29/12

Mumbai Confidential interview with Mid-day

Vivek and I were interviewed by Fiona Fernandez from the Mumbai based newspaper Mid-day. The interview is now out as part of the Sept 29, 2012 edition of Mid-day.

Click the image for a hires version.

Mid-day E-Paper Link : (Image-version) (Text-version)

Also, just a reminder that issue #4 of Mumbai Confidential will be online at ComiXology first week of October. You can buy issue #1-#3 from ComiXology for your iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire and Web reading pleasure at http://bit.ly/mcfull.

The print hardcover edition will release in March 2013 from ARCHAIA.

About Mumbai Confidential

Mumbai Confidential is a crime noir comic book series (about the infamous encounter cops of Mumbai) created by Saurav Mohapatra and Vivek Shinde [more...]