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Comic book

Pakistani comics (پاکستانی کامکس) are comics or graphic novels originating from Pakistan. They have been publishing from long time and Pakistani comics creators have gone to produce influential work in the comics industry.

History[]

After independence, comics are only used for politics and social issues. There were professional comic artists mostly graduates from NCA (National College of Arts), GCU (Government College University) and PU (Punjab University). But there were no Publishing companies. Many Newspaper employed them as for daily Political Satire Cartooning for newspaper dailies.

In the late 80s and 90s there were Magazines like Herald, She, Danak, and kids magazines like Tallem-o-Tarbiyat and Phool that tried to utilized these illustrators and cartoonists skills to Produce regular monthly content but due to political tensions and constant Governmental changes of the of that time in print media laws many of them did not succeed the test of time. Only Taleem-o-Tarbiyat survived they released successfully reprints of many comic strips series with the help of donors and investors like the earlier version of Umru Ayyar (written by A.Hammed) and Mughal Emperors.

In 21st century, artists started creating comic books. Some new characters and superheroes arose.

Pakistani comic book publishers[]

Notable Comic Book Publishers:

  • Taleem-o-Tarbiyat.
  • Feroz Sons.
  • Flash Comics.
  • Kacchi Goliyan.
  • Mudtoonz Comics & Cartoons.
  • Creative Frontiers CFX.
  • Mango People.
  • AZ Corp.
  • Rising Sun.
  • Lucid Studios.

Notable comic book illustrators:

  • Anwar Ali
  • Awais Shaukat
  • Rahim Kasher Lalla
  • Dr. Ajaz Anwar
  • Ramish Safa
  • Abbas Shah
  • Akhtar Shah
  • Amar Ali
  • Anjum Zahoor
  • Babrus Khan
  • Dr Muhammad Imran
  • Dr Shaukat Mahmood (Maxim)
  • Erfan Ullah Baber
  • Feica
  • Hassan Khalid
  • Hasssan Ali Sajid
  • Imran Sohail Bobby
  • Khalid Hussain
  • Khuda Basksh Abbarow
  • Mairas Mahmood Abbasi
  • Muhammad Ashraf
  • Muhammad Zahoor
  • Nabeel Roshan
  • Nayyer Ali Dada
  • Saad Irfan
  • Tariq Afridi
  • Tariq Wadood
  • Umer Jallal
  • Yousaf Ejaz
  • Shahan Zaidi
  • Zahid Masood
  • Zain Naqvi
  • Zeeshan Z-Ali
  • Khaliq
  • Aish Mumtataz Raza
  • Maira Khan
  • Arfeen Zaidi
  • Zakyr Haeder
  • Nofal Khan
  • Nigar Nazar
  • Farooq Qaiser
  • Jawed Iqbal
  • Sabir Nazar
  • Yusuf Lodhi
  • Umair Najeeb Khan
  • Imran Azhar
  • Mudassar Butt
  • Unaiza Ali Barlas
  • Mehran Khan

Books[]

No. Book Writer(s) Publisher
1 Paasban – The Guardians (2015) Gauher Aftab CFx Comics (Creative Frontiers)
2 Zindan: The Last Ansaars (2015) Omar Mirza
Khurram Ansar Methabin
Rising Sun
3 Umru Ayar (2013) Hasan Ansari Kachee Goliyan
4 KODA (2013) Mudassar Butt
Shagufta Butt
Mudtoonz
5 Pakistan Man (2013) Hassan Sohail Siddiqui HS comics
6 Inspector AK47 (2015) Mudassar Kizar
Sajid Anwar Malik
Mudtoonz
7 The Accursed (2017) Mudassar Butt Mudtoonz
8 Insight (2017) Mudassar Butt Mudtoonz
9 Yeh un Dino ki Baat Hai Mudassar Butt Mudtoonz
10 Nishan-e-Haider Mudassar Butt Mudtoonz
11 Team Muhafiz (2015) Imran Azhar AzCorp
12 Pakistan Girl (2017) Hassan Sohail Siddiqui HS comics
13 Blood Lines (2017) Mehran Khan Crucible studios
14 Paak Legion (2017) Umair Najeeb Khan UNK

Events[]

  • Comic Con Karachi
  • Karachi Film and Comic Con
  • Comic Con PK Foundation
  • Feminist Comic Con FemCon
  • Comic Con Lahore
  • Twin Con


External Links[]

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