HYDERABAD: Comic Con India on Saturday organised A Special Workshop with Jai undurti on ‘The Robots of Dharma’ an exciting new SF series set in a future India, today at The Coffee Cup. Jai Undurti is the writer of ‘The Robots of Dharma’ and creative director of Syenagiri.
Jai Undurti and Stan Chou come together to create this wonderful graphic novel, Robots of Dharma, which has delightful artwork; pulse-pounding sequences; memorable characters and a deep emotional connect.
“To– retell stories from the morning of the world, for a joining of the old and the new in a bridge across the gulf of Time. In this retelling, what was forgotten will be remembered anew, and by this remembering shall bloom into life again,” says Undurti about the book.
This workshop was organised for setting the stage for Hyderabad Comic Con 2014 to be held from October 10-12. At the workshop, Undurti took the participants on a “behind the panels” tour of The Robots of Dharma. He also taught basics of writing for sequential art, comic-book scripting and nuts and bolts of the ninth art. “I went over the basics of putting together a page, including panel layout and picking the right colour palette,” says Undurti.
The crowd at the workshop was overwhelmed by the creative skills and art they learned. One of the audiences, Svathi says, “For the first time I realised how much work these artists put into each page and capture the overall agenda brilliantly.” Harsha Bandaru, student of art skills and one of the participants says “Comics can make an imaginary world around you with tremendous artistic and writing skills, learnt a lot here today.” After the workshop, Undurti answered the questions of curious audience. “I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction, especially the Q&A session where a lot of interesting questions came up, sparking off a freewheeling discussion. The crowd was very enthusiastic, and showed keen appreciation of the behind the panels” detailing that went on in the making of a graphic novel,” he says.