Workshops, Sessions & Panels

We have a full day of programming at the Indie Comix Fest.


11:00 – 12:00
Humour & Comics: Purana Pyaar by Sumit Kumar

Originally, comics had humor. Even the superhero comics, horror comics were funny in a way. Manga too has had lots of humor. But then comics became “darker” “grown up” and the creator, in an attempt to get “acceptance” in the “literary” world decided to call himself ‘graphic novelist’. In comics, almost everyone wants to be taken seriously.

This session is about how cartoonist Sumit Kumar does not take himself seriously at all, and uses the loony in his work. A 30-minute talk will be followed by an audience QnA and a screening of the first episode of Aaapki Poojita, an original concept animated show by Sumit Kumar and Adhiraj Singh.


12:30 – 1:00
In The Clutches of Comics: A Panel Discussion

Some of the most talented Indian comic book creators will get together to for a panel discussion on their tryst with comics, as well as the current state and future of comics in our country.


2:00 – 4:00
Improv Comics by Adhiraj Singh & Nitin Veturkar

You’ve seen stand-up comics create jokes and skits on the spot from audience cues.

Have you seen an artist and a writer create a comic on the spot from audience suggestions?

In this interactive session, writer Adhiraj Singh and artist Nitin Veturkar do exactly that: they will create a 4-panel comic on the spot based on whatever the audience suggests, and in the process, showcase how writing and drawing go together hand-in-hand.


4:30 – 5:30
Page Layout in Manga: A Live Online Workshop by Nao Yazawa

Ever wondered how manga gets made? Find out in this live online session with celebrated Japanese manga artist and teacher Nao Yazawa.