About Us

An insane melting-pot of comic chaos, crafted by some of the most fun, talented and promising Indian artists and writers – both known and unknown!
But first things first! Everyone keeps asking “Why Meta Desi?”, so we’re going to answer that for you!

Desi” is simply the word in Hindi (the national language of India) that means something is Indian. 

Meta” on the other hand has two meanings:

ˈmɛtə, combining form
prefix: meta-; prefix: met-

Origin from Greek meta ‘with, across, or after’.
A term, especially in art, used to characterize something that is characteristically self-referential.

Meta Desi Logo 2014bSO! We are a bunch of creative people and comic fans making comics that are Indian, but something a little more, something that comes after plain-old “desi” comics and also have a referential sensibility.

Our Goal?

To keep pushing and bringing new, more interesting, more innovative and just pure fun to our fellow comic fans out there.

The Inception of Meta Desi

In 2013, after a couple of years in the Indian comics industry, we realised that while it was growing and finding a new lease on life and creativity thanks to things like Comic Con India, there were problems that we still had to get past.

It became clear that while most of the new crop of publishers were all dedicated and have worked immensely hard to produce as much great content as possible, they could not possibly publish as many comics as they’d like and give opportunities to all the talented artists and writers out there, desperately seeking an opportunity.

So, after much soul-searching, terrifying number-crunching and endless piggy-bank scraping, the idea that would become Meta Desi Comics was born!

Quite simply: It is a place for creative people who seek opportunity, to showcase their work.

We’ll be sharing more details on the stuff you’ll get to enjoy and on the talented creators behind them here as well as on our Twitter feed and our Facebook page, so give us a like/follow wherever you prefer and keep an eye on all the creative goings-on in our little mad-house!

We aim to bring you the maximum comic-bangs for your moneys – so stick around folks!

Akshay Dhar


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