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Insights into webcomics

with Aarthi Parthasarathy

Webcomics have opened up the space for a lot of artists. There is an instant feedback loop which is created.

- Aarthi Parthasarathy

Aarthi Parthasarathy

Aarthi Parthasarathy is an Indian filmmaker and a webcomic creator. Having grown up in Mumbai and now living in Bengaluru, Aarthi is known for creating the webcomic like Royal Existentials and writing for the webcomic Urbanlore. Aarthi became part of feminist art collective called Kadak in March 2016, where she has collaborated to create Personal (Cyber) Space, Aloe Vera and The Void.

Gyan session

1. Can you tell us a brief history of women in comics around the world, how it has evolved till current time in India?

2. You are a film maker. How did you get into comics? Do you see any common thread in these art forms?

3. What makes you believe that comics or webcomics are means to make your voice heard? Create awareness in the society?

4. You have a different style of comics where you pick vintage art predominantly. What makes you do that? What is your source of inspiration?

5. How is the balance of content and illustration styles defined in any comic? Can you elaborate any particular case study (either yours) if the webcomic reached to masses because of either of things being good?