Thursday, December 31, 2009

So how did the Legend of Karna come about?

Quite a few Vimaniks are right to wonder about how The Legend of Karna came about. Well, here is the secret, as revealed by Karan Vir Arora, the man behind the new graphic novel that brings the legendary warrior of the Mahabharata alive, like never before.

An encounter with a sage in Bihar took Karan Vir Arora, the conceptual director of Vimanika Comics, on a journey through Mahabharata. It was through the pages of this epic that he came across Karna, the sun warrior, who really inspired him.

Thus began a news article in Bengaluru's Deccan Herald, during the launch of the novel in the same metro recently.

“I was totally bored with the same old Batman, Spiderman and Superman kind of comics. There’s actually a whole genre of comics that people have not even heard of so when I came across Karna, I thought he would be a new and colourful character for the Indian reader. Moreover, each time we hear only Krishna’s version. Through this novel, we would like to show people Karna’s version,” explained Karan, as he spoke about the genesis of the mythological character.

Read the article here

And here's wishing you Vimaniks a great new year ahead!

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