Comics in India are being treated as cheap objects. People feel they have no inherent value, and are often discarded. Through a documentation of different raddiwalas (paper recyclers) who sort through the pile of books and magazines they get and rescue comics from there, Aarthi will talk about books that are representative of different points in the comics jouney of India: from the Pattachitra and Kaavad, to Indrajal Comics, to Amar Chitra Katha, to Tinkle Comics to Graphic Novels and finally zines. One of the books she will have with her is a rescued comic!
The workshop will be held in English and is free of charge. Let us know in advance if you would like translating assistance in French or German.
Aarthi Parthasarathy (India)
Date: Tuesday 9th, April 2019
Time: 14.00 – 16.00
Location: The Phrontistery
Address: Löwenpl. 6, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland