Hyderabadis who make us proud at Comic Con
For all those fans who have rued over lack of Hyderabadi culture, people and creativity in the previous edition, day one of Comic Con, 2014, had lots on its platter. Artist Aditya Chilumala, who caught the eye of one and all in the previous edition with his pencil sketches, opened a stall this time around.
For all those fans who have rued over lack of Hyderabadi culture, people and creativity in the previous edition, day one of Comic Con, 2014, had lots on its platter. Artist Aditya Chilumala, who caught the eye of one and all in the previous edition with his pencil sketches, opened a stall this time around. Also, the ‘I love being a Hyderabadi’ team opened a stall to sell their goodies (t-shirts, paintings and mugs). The biggest attraction at the event this time around is 12-year-old Shehzor Mujtedi who would be releasing his debut fantasy novel ‘The Seven Beasts’ today
Aditya Chilumala, who is pursuing his Mechanical Engineering from JNTU (II year), is back for the second year of Comic Con in the city. The 19-year-old is exhibiting his charcoal sketches this time. These sketches are based on noted comic book, movie and TV characters.
“The previous edition was my first ever visit to Comic Con and the response to my sketches inspired me to open a stall and sell my sketches this time. These are monochrome sketches of popular characters made in charcoal. I have already done a few well in advance like Sherlock, Bane, Thor, etc. I am planning to start a new sketch on all the three days and complete it by evening and hopefully sell it,” shares Aditya.
He was working on an iconic image of Tom Hanks shooting at a German War Tanker from the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’.
We all love to be Hyderabadi and even flaunt it. Syed Saifi and Jyotsna have made sure that we flaunt our pride in right attire. The designer and artist duo have come up with a vast collection of tees which has captions in Hyderabadi lingo. Apart from the tees the store sells mugs and paintings of iconic heritage structures of city.
“Our idea was to promote the culture and heritage of the city and make sure that it was modern as well. After much planning we have come up with a few merchandise. We have a mascot, ‘Baigan Bhai’ which features in most of our designs,” shares Saifi.
Jyotsna who painted miniatures of city’s heritage structures states that they have plans of going big. “You can call it a step forward. We will gauge the public reaction and move accordingly,” she adds.
While every 12-year-old at Comic Con was busy sifting through the goodies on sale and posing with the cosplayers, Shehzor Mujtedi was busy marketing his book that would be released today. Assisted by his mother, the kid was seen handing over pamphlets, inviting people to his book launch.
A student of Jubilee Hills Public School, Shehzor’s novel revolves around extra-terrestrial lives. Titled ‘The Seven Beasts’, the book revolves around a king’s quest to save his people.
“I got the idea three years ago and it took me three years to give flesh and blood to it. My inspiration came from comics and cartoon series,” shares Shehzor.