Flash Gordon in India

I recently found some Flash Gordon pages of mine online (courtesy of The Lost World) that had been reprinted in comic book format in India.

I dug out the original Sundays (circa 1996) so you can see how they were cut and pasted to fit into a vertical comic book page.

Filmmaker Alok Sharma was kind enough to provide the following added info:

This is in Bangla, one of the Indian languages. Flash Gordon was published in eight languages in India by Indrajal Comics and Comic World; Hindi, English, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Bangla and Gujrati.

Flash Gordon was one of the most popular characters in the 70s-80s and still enjoys a massive fan following in India.


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Original Sunday pages.

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Original Sunday pages (minus the drop panel).

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Footnote:
I am woefully ignorant of many of the outstanding cartoonists in other countries.

That said, here’s Alok Sharma once again with an article he did on the father of Indian comics, Uncle Pai (1929-2011).

Circa 2009 - the Mint Lounge Click to enlarge.

Circa 2009 – the Mint Lounge
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About Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip - both available at ComicsKingdom.com. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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