Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2012, Oh 2012?

Hi all!

Is it just me who can't remember how this year started? Because it is getting over pretty soon and if someone asked me what I did the whole of 2012, I WOULD HAVE NO CLUE!

I'm updating after a long, long, long time I admit. There's so much that has happened & so much to share it might even be difficult to put it in a post! Though I'm away from friends and family, I do look forward to December which is when I... CONVOCATE :D Yes, I'll finally be a graduate! Wow, it's crazy to think I'm not going to be a student anymore. All them student discounts :[

Ha! On the 31st October, my niece turned two! So I wanted to do something fun for her, and with help from some awesome friends I was able to work on a mug illo for her. Thankfully, she likes it. Yuss, she does!

There's a one page comic I did with Pratheek Thomas aka Manta Ray mastermind :) We had had a conversation about this the last time we met, so I was really glad he wanted to team up on the artwork!
It was part of The Small Picture in print in the Mint daily on 12th September 2012.

 Then for the one I teamed up with the ever-so-clever Arjun Kolady. The script is pretty loaded (and I was severely intimidated when I gave it the first read) and it took us a good while to figure visuals to work with the comic; something that would make clear what the text was about, yet didn't become too obvious.

Also, Manta Ray is going to be out with Mixtape & you reeeally don't want to miss this. You can keep yourself updated with Mixtape by subscribing to Telex, right here. I'm teaming up with  Tina Thomas on one of the stories! A HUGE SHOUTOUT TO MANTA RAY + MIXTAPE COMICS :) Sneak-peaks, HERE.
Cover artwork by Prabha Mallya.

There's been a lot out for them loverrly folks at Chumbak too!

Firstly, ze BOBBLEHEAD! It was so crazy to work on this design and seeing it translate from 2D to 3D. I loved every bit of those back & forth discussions (At one point, I thought this would never get done) & design+redesign. So here she is, Bobby Aunty in all her bobbing glory. Get one, here!

There's the Hindi Alphabet series, which was mad fun to work on! Mugs and tees and boxers and notebooks galore :)

There's अ for Auto tee+ mug,

य for Yoga (if you can't do it, might as well wear this!) tee+ mug,

न for Nostalgia, an ode to the Doordarshan days :) Tee+ mug.

Then, there's the  for Daaru boxers, ideal for party innerwear ;) They're also available for ड for Drunk Scribbling, on a notebook.

This was a fun design, the idea was to show different moustaches men in India flaunt, so here it is mug + notebook. Also, someone was sweet enough to send a picture of themselves with it :) There's a boxer too, and it looks super smashingly yellow in reality :D

Then, there's some handsome Pehelwaans flexing and strutting on a coffee mug, get it here :)

Some cute keychains: The Kohlapuri (who doesn't love Kohlapuris? They were even all over Michael Bastian's SS13 show, amongst other lust-worthy footwear) & the Nazar Nimboo.

Chumbak product images courtesy Chumbak ©.

Obscenities 1, the sketchbook. A sad, tattered sketchbook I found in a tiny shop in the by-lanes of Kolkata that was crying for adoption. It was so much fun filling it up with pervy sketchery while listening to some fun, new music! More to come :)

And fiiinally , time for cheap self publicity! Maa, I got featured! On the god-of-everything-you-need-to-know-about-comics website, Comics Alliance! My rendition of Craig McCracken's Him was a part of the Best Art Ever (This Week) Halloween 2012 & I couldn't be happier!

Also, print feature! In Grazia India November 2012 issue! I'm featured next to biggies like Prabha & The Vigil Idiot! (Thanks, Pratheek! :D)

Feedback, critique & suggestions of any shape or size welcome :)
Have a great day :D


Rohit Iyer said...

Awesome! This is ridiculously good stuff! :)

Gunjan Singh said...

Indeed an awesome year!!:) Keep it coming!

fearlessmanta said...

absolutely LOVE everything I saw in this year-end post... and oh, that sketchbook... makes me want to draw, draw, draw!!

so looking forward to twice the awesomeness in 2013!


Shreyas said...

You're so good I hate you josjyot :P

bottleHeD said...

Fantastic work! Love the sketchbook in particular!

shreya gulati said...

beautiful work..as always.
i absolutely loved the sketchbook.

iAmChai said...

Hey! thank you Jasjyot!

Love your work!
Happy New Year!

Gavin Goo said...

Beautiful work! Have a wonderful 2013 too! :)

Web Designer India said...

Web design needs to not only take into consideration a beautiful design that draws users into the site, but also functional so they can quickly access the information they need!Web Designer India

webdesignchennai said...

Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!

Seo Services in Chennai

Dipankar D. Sengupta said...

Way to go, man!

Creative Commons License
This work by Jasjyot Singh Hans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India License.