Monday, December 08, 2008

NUMBER21PIX HAS MET ALL YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS

I have't yet met Bharath Murthy of the unique media site, NUMBER21PIX, but I can already tell he is a man after my own heart. Bharath, with his partner Alka Singh, runs a video production company that's made a number of documentary shorts about amateur pornography in India for the NHK, and about call centers in Kolkata (among others).

Bharath also writes about Indian comics and culture on his blog, dabbles in drawing 4koma strips and (from what I can gather) is working on a documentary about manga!

You will be jealous and excited (like I was) to learn that in the course of their trip to Japan, they met a handful of our favorite mangaka. Here are some photos:

MOTO HAGIO

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SHINTARO KAGO

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And finally..... Bharath's favorite manga artist:
JUNJI ITO


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They also visited COMIKET in August:


6 comments:

helllllen said...

I read about Comiket in Disappearance Diary (it's really briefly mentioned) but nothing hinted at the sheer magnitude and DENSITY of people. That last photo = SD comic-con on steroids. I don't think I could handle it, though I'd like to try

Firefly said...

Good lord, Comiket... That's something I have to experience at least once in my lifetime.

And yes, I admit, this guy makes me green with envy. Purple, even! How I would love to meet all those artists...

ryan said...

@helllllen: dude, it's INSANE. The thing I like about that last photo especially is that it looks like ENTIRELY SMALL TABLES... no media conglomerates with their huge ass booths, etc. Can you imagine digesting all that manga goodness?
I seriously think sometime (next summer?) we should get the bang gang together for a 7 day exploratory trip to japan and do either COMIKET, UMEZZFEST or DESIGN FESTA. Whatttayasay?

@Firefly: It sounds scary, honestly. I'm excited to learn more about the film NUMBER21PIX was working on there (and that led them to all these mangaka!)

A said...

thanks a lot for writing this! there are more production photos here-->

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21027455@N07/sets/72157606667645283/


--will keep you guys posted on updates!

alexmercado said...

ARGH!! I LOVE JUNJI ITO,
I am ferociously jealous!

Anonymous said...

This dude has a very interesting site. We want more indian comics!