360 Degrees Virtual Reality Comic Poster – Girl with a Red Nose Ring

Hi!

Ever since I came to know about new virtual reality consumer cameras popping up all over the world and Facebook opening up their doors to sharing 360 degrees photos/videos with ease, I have been craving to experiment with them.

Well… looks like that has to wait. Recently I noticed few artists make ‘360 degree paintings’ and thought I’d try one out myself.

Here’s my (first) attempt at creating a virtual reality poster for my Sivappu Kal Mookuthi / Girl with a Red Nose Ring graphic novel. I had to draw the entire forest background from scratch since existing background in the comic was not fitting the 360 space. But looking at the result now, I feel it’s worth the effort.

 

 

And…. if you haven’t read the graphic novel yet, please check out the free preview here.


Good Day!

– Nandhini.

Inspector Rishi – Detective Comics Series (Webcomics)

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Hi!

A handful of you may already know who I am and what Inspector Rishi is. For the rest of the world, here’s a short intro. I am a filmmaker from Chennai, India. I wrote and directed a Tamil romantic comedy movie titled ’Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru’ way back in 2009. I am also the writer/creator of the bilingual horror graphic novel ’Sivappu Kal Mookuthi’ (aka Girl with a Red Nose Ring) which I published digitally in 2015.

My second movie was supposed to be a detective horror titled ‘Kolai Nokku Paarvai’ (a coined term in Tamil language meaning ‘Foresight for Murder’). The movie project began in 2013, but unfortunately got shelved after ten days of shoot due to lack of funds.

So I decided to convert Kolai Nokku Paarvai’s screenplay into a webcomic series. For those who are unfamiliar with the term ‘webcomics’, it is Digital Comics that can be read online in a website. I plan to update one page every wednesday and you can read it (for free) at http://inspectorrishi.in.

Some people ask ‘why only one page a week? Can’t you publish a chapter or several pages a week?’. Well… when I created ‘Sivappu Kal Mookuthi’ (aka Girl with a Red Nose Ring), I had a small team of artists. But I am creating Inspector Rishi all by myself. This includes storyboarding, sketching, colouring, translating, lettering, website publishing and social media management. One page a week is all I can manage.

FYI, I am self-learning illustrator experimenting with comics, so don’t expect the artworks to be perfect 🙂 I am still a filmmaker at heart and I’m just glad to have found a means through which I can tell my story to the world.

I hope you enjoy reading my comics as much as I enjoy creating it. If you want to encourage and support my efforts, please do share the website link so that it reaches more people.

Cheers,

Nandhini JS.

How do you eat your ice cream?

How do you eat your ice cream?

You know how some people gobble up their food within minutes? No, not those who are in a hurry because they are busy with work or have to rush off to do something important. I understand that. I mean those who generally have the tendency to eat very very fast. They clear up their plate as if it was a race and they won. The times when I’m at a family function or a friends get-together, and we all decide to have some ice-cream, I pity these fellows who are swiping the bottom of their cup for the remaining melted bits before the others even get to their second spoon.

Why???

Why are you denying yourself the experience of the fragrance, the multiple tastes, the visual beauty and many times the emotional nostalgia that is associated with it?

Someone has put their heart, soul and a lot of time to make the food. Take your time to enjoy it.

When I was in college, there was this inside joke that girls shared secretly. That is, how men eat their ice-creams is directly proportional to how they would, you know (children close your eyes!) ‘handle’ their women. Are they gentle? Are they cavemen? Are they taking their time or rushing through? Of course, there is no scientific proof to this theory. It only served us for LOL purposes 😉

Nowadays when some people say, ‘Oh.. I finished the comic book in minutes. It got over so fast’, I’m thinking…. ‘Hmmm… You didn’t enjoy it the way it was meant to be’.

Don’t rush it. Don’t just read through the dialogues and lightly skim or glance over the artworks. Look at the art! See it in a way you can imagine and visualize the scenes. Connect emotionally with the story like you would when watching a film in a movie theater. Someone has put their heart, soul and a lot of time to make it.

Savour it 🙂

Nandhini JS.

http://www.mbcomicstudio.com/nandhini-js/

How I created my first comic book. Also, a word of advice to new comics creators.

Copy of my interview given to Rachel Mathias at wishberry.in.

Original Article Link – https://goo.gl/HzAdqb

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You wrote the script of ‘Girl with a Red Nose Ring’ for your second film. How did you change your mind to share this story as a graphic novel?

Nandhini: I’ve always loved comic books and wanted to create them myself. The only thing that would come in my way was that I wasn’t a professional artist. I knew that hiring artists/illustrators would be a huge investment and thought I’d do it at a later stage in life.

My second film in Tamil was supposed to be a supernatural detective thriller titled ‘Kolai Nokku Paarvai’. But after just 10 days of shoot, the project was dropped due to lack of funds. At that time, I began thinking of other mediums that would give me the freedom to work on elaborate stories without compromising on the visual experience.

I came up with a fresh new story ‘Girl with a Red Nose Ring’ (titled Sivappu Kal Mookuthi in Tamil). Since this Romantic Horror story had the potential to be made into a feature film, I wrote it in the screenplay format. The structure was perfect for a graphic novel.

P.S: This is not ‘Kolai Nokku Paarvai’ by the way. I am currently turning KNP’s screenplay into my next upcoming comic book series ‘Inspector Rishi’, which I’m illustrating myself.

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Image Credits: facebook.com/InspectorRishi

The novel received an incredible response. Did you expect it?

Nandhini: Expected? No. Aspired? Yes. I was confident about the story part as I have been writing stories since my school days and I’m a trained filmmaker. But I was worried about the artworks. There are lots of wonderfully illustrated comic books by brilliant artists out there. All through the production stage, I was really nervous of having the novel judged on its visuals. Fortunately, my team worked really hard and the illustrations turned out good. I’m grateful that whoever read GRNR enjoyed the experience and most of them took the effort to say nice things about it on social media.

From a romantic comedy film to a romantic horror graphic novel – how has the journey been? Also, tell us who has been your inspiration in the graphic novel scene?

Nandhini: I have to admit that it has been a struggle. Hailing from a middle class family with all its inherent problems, mothering a four year old kid and simultaneously striving to achieve something in cinema /comics industry hasn’t been easy. I do try my best to maintain an optimistic approach to life amidst failures. Creating stories and witnessing people enjoy those stories, gives me happiness. It makes all the struggles worth it.

My contemplations about making comic books turned into actions when I came to know that filmmaker/actor Shekhar Kapur created Devi and The Sadhu. I’ve always admired him for making commendable movies in completely different genres. I mean, if you didn’t know before, would you be able to guess that Masoom, Mr.India, Elizabeth and Bandit Queen were made by the same director? He was definitely an inspiration.

With respect to ‘story content’, the non-superhero comics series like ‘Y: The Last Man’ by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Jim Butcher’s ‘The Dresden Files’, ‘Locke and Key’ by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez, and many more indie comics are my inspirations.

Tell us about the challenges you faced from the inception of this idea – finding illustrators, publishing on various mediums…

Nandhini: Well, firstly I didn’t have the money to invest in the project. I had to borrow partly from a bank and partly from family and well-wishers. It was a risk considering my situation. But I couldn’t forgo the idea.

Next challenge was finding illustrators. Experienced comics artists weren’t affordable in my budget. I didn’t want to outsource it to freelancers or part time artists who are neck deep in their other busy commitments. After a while, I got two young digital artists Magesh and Sainath on board. They were good illustrators but were unfamiliar with the American style comic art which is what I wanted for Sivappu Kal Mookuthi. The first 15 pages or so took 3 months to make and I still wasn’t satisfied with the results. The sample images I posted online got harsh criticisms and demeaning remarks.

I couldn’t let that continue. I just rolled up my sleeves, sat with the artists and showed them works of great comic artists from India and abroad. They started working harder. I also started learning to draw in the meantime. Three more months went by. I needed to be mentally strong and patient, especially as the artists were employed by me on full time basis for 6 months. Then slowly the artworks began to look the way I wanted and I got back the confidence. The project which was planned for 8 months took 16 months to complete.

The final challenge was the publishing part. I had run out of money by then, so the option of printing paperbacks of this 135 page colour graphic novel and distributing it myself was completely out of the picture. I couldn’t afford to wait for traditional publishers to pick it up. And there was no guarantee that they would. So I decided to release digitally. This option had its own challenges too. Readers in India are still warming up to the ‘ebook’ culture. Most of them still prefer paperbacks and are very dismissive of reading books on mobile devices or computers. Added to that, the number of people in India who make ‘online’ purchases is very small. The number of people who use credit/debit cards or netbanking to purchase products is fractional. This makes sale of ‘digital’ products like ebooks very difficult. I realized my audience is going to be limited but I had no other option. But I’m positive that things will improve in the coming years.

I have released the PDF versions on my site using Instamojo portal for Indian customers and Gumroad for International customers. I have also released Kindle versions through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. The English edition is also available in iBooks for iTunes and Comixology, the largest digital comics platform in the world.

Recently, I’ve also put up the first 40 pages for FREE. It can be read like Webcomics online.

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Do share a word of advice for upcoming novelists.

Nandhini: Utilize your social media. It is a boon to creators. It is a wonderful platform to spread the news about your work at zero or minimal cost compared to other traditional marketing and promotional efforts. I use Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, Deviantart, my personal blogs at Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress etc to showcase and convey news/updates about my work.

As a promotional tactic, during the launch of GRNR, I made a comic book trailer also. The images from the comic book were animated to a catchy horror theme track composed by music director Ashwath and his team. People never expected to see a ‘video trailer’ for a Tamil comic book. It really helped create a buzz and get their attention.

There are two kinds of indie comics/graphic novel creators. a. Artists who team up with like-minded writer friends and co-produce; b. Writers who hire artists. Writers who can get like-minded artists who would be willing to co-produce is a highly unlikely scenario as far as I have seen, especially in Tamil industry.

So, to upcoming graphic novelists who are artists, I’d say ‘Make sure you have a solid story. Work hard on that too. However the art turns out to be, ultimately people will appreciate engaging stories that resonate in their mind for a long time.

And, to upcoming graphic novelists who are writers, I’d like to say ‘Learn To Draw’.

 

One of a kind Romantic Horror Graphic Novel from South India – Read online for FREE

 

Hi Everyone!

Read the first 40 pages of my ‘Sivappu Kal Mookuthi’ (a,k.a ‘Girl with a Red Nose Ring’ Graphic Novel for FREE here –http://sivappukalmookuthi.blogspot.in/

Synopsis:

A young man struggles against a deadly supernatural entity which possesses his loving wife when she wears a mysterious red nose-ring.

 

 

Both the Tamil and English editions are available and you can easily switch over to whichever language preferred with a click of a button.

READ TAMIL VERSION FOR FREE

READ ENGLISH VERSION FOR FREE

Share:

Please do share the comics on your social networking sites. When more people come to know about this comic book, it increases the chances of our team getting better support, so that we can continue making comics like this. Trust me, it’s not easy! 🙂

If you enjoy reading this preview and would like to support/encourage me and my team, you can do so by buying the whole 135 page comic book PDF from here -(www.mbcomicstudio.com). 

Questions? Wanna discuss projects? Email me at makebelieveonline@gmail.com.

And of course, don’t forget to LIKE our page on Facebook.

That’s about it. Enjoy!

Nandhini JS.

இவ்வார வல்லமையாளர் – வல்லமைமிகு இயக்குநர் நந்தினி அவர்கள்

REPLUG: http://www.vallamai.com/?p=61032

நன்றி – தேமொழி, வல்லமை.காம், ஆகஸ்ட் 24, 2015.

‘சிவப்புக்கல் மூக்குத்தி’ என்ற தமிழின் முதல் எண்ணிம படக்கதை புதினத்தை (Tamil’s First Digital Graphic Novel ) மின்னூலாக வெளியிட்டமைக்காக இயக்குநர் நந்தினி அவர்கள் இவ்வார வல்லமையாளராகப் பாராட்டப்படுகிறார்.

“திருதிரு துறுதுறு” படத்தின் மூலம் தமிழ்த் திரையுலகத்தில் இயக்குநராக அறிமுகமாகிய நந்தினி, தமிழக திரைப்பட விளம்பரப்பட கல்வி நிலையத்தின் மாணவியும், 2003 ஆம் ஆண்டு அக்கல்வியில் தங்கப்பதக்கமும் பெற்றவர் (Gold Medalist (2003) from Film and Television Institute of Tamilnadu). இவர் மாணவராக இயக்கிய “ஓட்டம்” என்ற குறும்படத்திற்காக, சிறந்த மாணவ இயக்குநருக்கான தமிழக அரசின் விருதை, 2003 ஆண்டு தமிழக முதல்வர் மாண்புமிகு ஜெயலலிதா அவர்களிடம் இருந்து பெற்றவர். இப்பொழுது ‘மேக் பிலீவ் ப்ரொடக்ஷன்’ (Make Believe Productions – http://www.makebelieveonline.com) என்ற நிறுவனத்தின் இயக்குநர் மற்றும் நிர்வாக பங்குதாரராக, பல விளம்பரப் படங்கள், வணிக நிறுவனங்களின் மக்கள்தொடர்பு படங்களை இயக்கி வருகிறார். இவரது “திருதிரு துறுதுறு” படமும் இந்தியாவிலேயே முதன்முதலாக டிஜிட்டலாகத் தயாரிக்கப்பட்டு, டிஜிட்டலாகவே வெளியிடப்பட்ட படம்.

இந்தியா மற்றும் தமிழகத்தின் படக்கதை நூல்கள் யாவும் அயல்நாட்டுக் கதைகளின் மொழிபெயர்ப்பாகவும், சிறுவர்களுக்காகத் தயாரிக்கப்படுவதுமாகவே இருந்து வருவது வழக்கம். அப்போக்கில் இருந்து மாறுபட்டு இயக்குநர் நந்தினி அவர்கள் பெரியவர்களுக்காக கதை எழுதி, இயக்கி அதை எண்ணிம வடிவிலும் படக்கதையாக வெளியிட்டுள்ளார். இக்கதையை வெளியிட ஒன்றரை வருட உழைப்பினை இவரும் இவரது குழுவினரும் கொடுத்துள்ளனர். திரைப்படமாக இல்லாமல் படக்கதையாகவா? படக்கதைகள் படிப்பவர் அதிகம் இல்லையே, வழக்கமான காகித நூலாகவே வெளியிடலாமே என்பது போன்ற ஆர்வத்தை மட்டுப்படுத்தும் பல கருத்துக்களை எதிர்கொண்ட பொழுதும் தளராது இப்படத்தை உருவாக்கியுள்ளார் நந்தினி.

முதலில் திரைக்கதையாக எழுதி உருவாக்கிய கதையை படக்கதை நூலாக வெளியிடலாம் என்று வெளியிட முடிவெடுத்தவர், திரைப்படமாக வந்தால் ஆண்டுக்கு 300 படங்கள் வெளியாகும் சூழ்நிலையில் இக்கதை தனித்து தெரிய வழியின்றி, அதிகப் போட்டியை எதிர்கொள்ள வேண்டியிருக்கும் என்று கூறியுள்ளார். கலைஞர்களின் திறமை ஊடகங்களின் கட்டுப்பாட்டிற்குள் அடங்காது. திரைப்படம், இசை, கலை, எழுத்து, எனப் பலதுறைகளிலும் ஆர்வமுள்ள கலைஞரான இவரால் எந்த ஊடகத்திலும் அவரது கற்பனையை வெளிப்படுத்த முடியும் என்று கூறும் நந்தினி, தனது எண்ணத்தில் கதை எவ்வாறு உருவாகியுள்ளது என்பதைக் கூற படக்கதையாகச் சொல்வது நல்ல வாய்ப்பை வழங்கியுள்ளதாகவும் கூறுகிறார்.

புதிதாகத் திருமணமான காதலர்கள் வேலையின் காரணமாக வெளியூருக்குப் பயணமாகிறார்கள். அங்கு இளம் மனைவிக்குக் கிடைக்கும் சிவப்புக்கல் மூக்குத்தியும், அதற்குப் பிறகு அவள் எதிர்கொள்ளும் மர்ம நிகழ்ச்சிகளும், கொலைகளும், அவளது மாறான நடவடிக்கைகளின் காரணத்தை பற்றியும் அவளது கணவன் துப்பறிவதுதான் சிவப்புக்கல் மூக்குத்தியின் கதை.

நந்தினி வெளியிட்டுள்ள சிவப்புக்கல் மூக்குத்தி படக்கதை புதினத்தைப் படிக்க விரும்புபவர், “எம் பி காமிக் ஸ்டூடியோ” (http://www.mbcomicstudio.com) இணையதளத்தின் வழியாக, இந்திய விலை ₹ 249/அயல்நாட்டினர் விலை $ 3.99 க்கு அதை வாங்கலாம். இந்தப் படக்கதை புதினம் தமிழிலும் ஆங்கிலத்திலும் (‘Girl with a Red Nose Ring’) கிடைக்கிறது. மேலும் பிற மொழிகளிலும் வெளியிடத் திட்டமும் வைத்துள்ளார் நந்தினி.

புதிய கதைகள், காதல், திகில், மர்மப்படங்கள் எனப் பல வகைப் பின்னணிகள் கொண்ட கதைகள், அத்துடன் அவற்றை எண்ணிம படக்கதைகளாக வெளியிடும் முயற்சிகளுக்கு வருங்காலத்தில் நல்ல வாய்ப்பிருக்கிறது என்றும், இம்முயற்சியில் எழுத்தையும், காட்சியையும் அழகியலோடு ஒன்றிணைக்க முடிவதால் தமிழ்ப் படங்களுக்கும் தமிழ்ப்படக் கதைகளுக்குமான இடைவெளி குறையும். இதனால் நல்ல படங்களை படக்கதைகளாகவும், நல்ல படக்கதைகளை திரைப்படங்களாகவும் எடுக்க முடியும் என்று கூறும் நந்தினியின் புதுமையான முயற்சிக்காக, அவரை நாம் வல்லமையாளர் என்று பாராட்டி வாழ்த்துவோம்.

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‘Sivappu Kal Mookuthi / Girl with a Red Nose Ring’ – Comic Book Reviews and Testimonials

Note:

Tamil Digital Graphic Novel ‘Sivappu Kal Mookuthi‘ and it’s English version ‘Girl with A Red Nose Ring‘ are both available at MB Comics Studio website in three ebook formats.

1. PDF –  This can be viewed/read on multiple platforms such as Desktops, Laptops, Smartphones and Tablets. Note that there are few DOUBLE PAGE SPREADS in the comic book, so please make sure that you have kept the ‘Double Page View’ option and the ‘COVER’ option checked in the respective pdf reader.

2. Digital Flipbook –  Some readers may not prefer reading ebooks on smaller screens. So we are also giving a beautiful Digital Flipbook with realistic page-flipping effects, made specially for larger screens. So, this format is only for people who would read on Desktops and Laptops. It does not open in Smartphones or Tablets. Available as separate Windows and Mac versions.

3. Kindle – Download this version directly to your Kindle devices and Kindle Fire Tablets and enjoy reading it. Don’t have a Kindle tablet? No worries! There are many FREE Kindle apps for smartphones, tablets and computers, such as Kindle for Android phones & Tablets, Kindle for iPhone, Kindle for iPad and Kindle for PC. Get them at app store or google play depending on the device you have.

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Reviews and Testimonials


Vino Supraja

Fashion Designer – Novi, Michigan

Vino Supraja about Tamil Comics

Just finished reading Sivappu Kal Mookuthi, a graphic novel by Nandhini JS. A big round of applause to the creative team for fully utilizing the advantages of digital medium to create this visual treat. Underwater shots!!! silhouettes!!! shift focus!!! heroine introduction!!!! wow!!! Many shots and page layouts are frame worthy as a piece of art. Congrats team ‪#‎SKM‬. Guys, grab your copy at www.mbcomicstudio.com.


Manoj Sreekumar

Guitarist & Vocalist for Duality, Comics Fan, Collector of Comic Books & Merchandize

Manoj Sreekumar

This is one helluva read! What starts out as a love story quickly turns into a tale of horror, superstition & the supernatural. A genre-bending real page turner, that leaves the reader with several questions in mind viz. ‘who, why, what’ is going on. The twist in the finale is sure to take readers far-out! One of those books where the writing is superior to the artwork, which is entirely digitally done here. Film maker & writer Nandhini JS makes a great debut in the world of comics with ‘Girl with a Red Nose Ring’. Buy & read now! 


Anandh Ramesh

Managing Director & CEO, VoxelWorks Private Limited

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Sivappu Kal Mookuthi has been on my wish list since the day it was announced, and I literally jumped on the chance to read it. It was very evident from the start that this was a graphic novel from a filmmaker! I could see the screenwriter in the author taking us through a film as I read it. It had a good mix of suspense, thrill, mystery, supernatural elements, and the twist in the end was definitely unexpected. The artists have done a great job with the illustrations, and had a bunch of very interesting compositions. 

The book did have a few downsides for me in terms of character development, but those pitfalls did lead to some good misleaders. So, no complaints! Hope such bold attempts get noticed and help increase the number of such attempts in the future! Kudos to the team!


Bala Murugan

CEO – Cogzidel Consultancy Services P Ltd

Bala Murugan about Tamil Comics

Proud to be one among the early readers of this “first-time-ever” Tamil Comic Novel ‘Sivappu Kal Mookuthi’. It’s brilliantly done. Interesting to read till the end. To be honest, it was super-scary to read it alone in the night. Stunning !! Could understand the hard work behind the production. Hat’s off, Author Nandhini !! Great efforts and well appreciated.


Muruganandhan. J

Dentist, Maxillofacial Pathologist at Smart Dental Clinic

Muruganandhan J - Tamil Comics

I read both the Tamil and English versions. The first thing that struck me about Nandhini’s ‘Sivappukkal mookuthi / Girl with a Red Nose Ring’ was its quality of work. The illustrations were simply mind blowing. The hues and color values of the scenery and the characters, the minute facial expressions which was hitherto observed only in Hollywood animated movies have been brought out with great dedication. The script is fairly straightforward and uncomplicated but the way it has been etched in the imagery is what deserves a pat on the back. The fact that this is in our Tamil language is a great bonus since our people can be made aware of such creativity and pioneering work, and they would definitely support it. Tamizh has been the cradle of culture, civilization and art forms since time immemorial and this is one of the technological leaps with which our great language can soar in the Internet age. I look forward to the next novel and would like to be even more impressed.


Vishnu Bharadhwaj

Filmmaker, Photographer.

Vishnu Bharadhwaj - Tamil Comics

Sivappu Kal Mookuthi! It has got everything to keep you glued and curious about what’s going to happen next. To me it was a beautiful journey that left me filled with a breezy love story full of unexpected twists and turns. It haunts with it’s mind-blowing illustrations! Maya was absolutely lovable. Congrats to Nandhini JS Mam and her whole team for bringing in Digital comic culture to our Tamizh readers. Sivappu Kal Mookuthi – If you are looking for a fantasy love thriller, then place your orders right away!


Naveen Nathan

Graphic Designer, Owner of Kani Artworks.

Naveen Nathan

So Glad to review this first contemporary Digital Graphic Novel in Tamil. I was following Sivappu Kal Mookuthi from its starting stage in facebook. I was so excited for its release, and now it created a bench mark. As I am also a budding Graphic Artist, was wondering to see digital art experts in Tamilnadu, Magesh and Sainath fulfilled that quest. All Graphics are so attractive and well communicating the scene. Face expressions are handled well, Hats off to them.

Now about the story, no doubt Frame by frame interesting story line. But expected more at the end, after the interesting twist, the story started to move fast and it ends in no time. was expecting more interesting scenes after the twist. But don’t know whether that’s possible to add more pages. Expecting more comics from the team in future and also requesting to release some Hardcopy as well for people like me who like the feel of keeping in hand touching the paper and reading 🙂

Great work Nandhini Madam, wish you all success and also like to wish Manikandan who wrote lyrics for Trailer song. All the best to team! I will Recommend this book for any comic lovers and Thriller Story lovers.


Sathiya Priya

Works at Sulekha.com and Consin Info Pvt.Ltd.

Sathiya priyaI read the Tamil Comic Book – Sivappu Kal Mookuthi. It is really a Visual treat .. Excellent pictorial representation of the characters.it was simply like watching a movie ..first the it started like a usual tamil story but the twist was good which made me to complete story with a thrilling effect…felt like we had more of it…i am ready for its sequel.


Ashok Kumar Balakrishnan

Actor (Performing Arts & Cinema). Initiator of FREAK-A-THON.

Ashok Kumar Balakrishnan

In the midst of entertainment…Be it films, shopping, amusement park outings with family n friends,…herez a unique effort from a friend and a talented film maker…A visual story teller – Nandhini JS titled Sivappu Kal Mookutthi (in Tamil) and Girl with a Red Nose Ring (English)…

A comic book presentation where the story comes live in front of U. Great effort in the making…and definitely does deserve to be in ur hands… Do grab your copy to explore.


Anusha Jayaprakash

Freelance Photographer, Works at Alpha Mind Power

Anusha Jayaprakash

About ‘Girl with red stone ring’ Romantic Horror Comic Book: Good story-line, very good illustrations. Interesting twists that make the reader think “Ok, that was unexpected, what’s next?”. Turning point of the story is when the reader assumes its a horror mystery and it turns into a ……………….. ( find out for yourself !!!! ). Kudos to the author and the creative team on the attempt. Keep them coming. Cheers to the author, Nandhini JS on her great work !!


Sandhya Anantharaman

Co-founder at Bluefeather BITES, Genetic Researcher at King’s College London

and PR & Marketing Manager at Bluefeather Studios

Sandhya Anantharaman

Now that’s me done with Nandhini JS‘s ‘Girl with a red Nose Ring’.. First of its kind digital horror comic!! It was great for a start…loved the illustrations and the way the story was portrayed.!!! It was very engrossing and a little haunting too…!!! Well done team great work indeed. I would have been a lot more happier if the story lasted a little more longer, filled with more twists and turns.


Srikrishna Dayal

Managing Director at Forza Enterprises Pvt. Ltd

Srikrishna Dayal

Top class quality. Thoroughly enjoyed reading with stunning pictures and colours. Congrats Nandhini for a trendsetting Tamil e-comic. It has all the elements to become a blockbuster Tamil movie.


Other Reviews from Goodreads and Amazon.

Thamarai :

I am so excited to see this ‘first of it’s kind’ Tamil digital novel. Interesting story line. Good characters. Beautiful graphics. I had a slight ‘marmadesam’ feeling at the beginning of the novel. You know that exciting, comfortable, expectations-filled feeling that you get when you settle in for a mystery/thriller book or movie? That’s what I meant by my ‘marmadesam’ feeling. I am so glad this novel provoked that feeling in me.

I am not going to provide a summary here as it might ruin the fun of future readers but here some key words – A beautiful couple, a secluded mansion in the woods and some mysterious people and happenings. Oh and there is also a twist in the story which will catch you by surprise! Now for the complaint – I wanted more! I would have loved it if there were few more pages. It would have allowed for more character buildup and suspense. I love how Nandhini dedicated a few pages in the beginning introducing the characters to us. But more of this character and events narrations through out the books would have been better. I want more books from this team! And I would be the happiest girl in the world if you did a series in the same genre(thriller/horror/mystery).

Overall, I enjoyed it and left with a feeling of wanting more. Also thumbs up for trying to enhance Tamil literature with new endeavors such as this. You have a fan here.

Senthil :

Long wait is over. Was expecting to read this book in Tamil for very long. Got the book as soon as it got released. Initially eyeballed few pages and immediately I knew that its gonna be an amazing graphic novel. Dedicated few hours to complete. After completing the story. It did not disappoint. No time wasted unneccessairly to set up the story. Getting to know each character was easy. The graphics were amazing. Good flow to story throughtout, easy to follow. I personally enjoyed first half more however all build ups in the middle and an unexpected twist at the end was great. Creators left me wanting more. Overall good work and nice story. A must read for all comics fans, especially Tamil readers.If I’m not wrong Sivappu Kal Mukuthi is the only contemporary graphic novel in Tamil.
Pravin Das :

First of all, i am surprised to come across this kind of an original creation in tamil. The story starts slowly and picks up pace as it goes on, with twists and turns and the final twist was really a surprising
one. The art works are very good. On the whole it was an amazing experience. Hope to see more original comic creations in the future in Tamil.

Ganapathy :

I read the English version – Girl with a Red Nose Ring. It was nice. I didn’t except this to be good. I am surprised.It is a good reading with your wife.With those pictures, it is like a film. It moved me as well.Amazon should bring more novels like this.

Renuka G :

An awesome idea, and was very excited to read it. Loved the illustrations and the story line. Look forward to more 🙂 And I think its really cool that its available in both Tamil and English. Can we expect a sequel? 😉

Ajay Chandran :

A brilliantly drawn, brilliantly written comic. A very new and different theme. It kept me turning the pages till the very last!!

Kathiravan Manickam :

Wow…I love this Novel, amazing Graphic works, plenty of smarts n sass pure awesome! Enough said.

Mystah Jay :

Wow just awesome… I never read horror comics. this is my first horror graphic comic. the story , sketching, coloring, the expressions were toooooo good…. keep coming… bring a sequel, .. and for those who are yet to read be surprised for the amazing twist in the end… I bet you wont see that coming…


Download ‘Sivappu Kal Mookuthi / Girl with a Red Nose Ring’ at MB Comics Studio website – www.mbcomicstudio.com