Before we get to the rest, first things first! Everyone keeps asking “Why Meta Desi?”, so we’re going to answer that right 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:
meta-ˈmɛtəcombining formprefix: 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.
It is a concept that fans of superhero comics will be familiar with given its use to describe the powered characters as “Meta-human” pretty often.
SO! We are a bunch of creative people making comics that are Indian, but something a little more, something that comes after plain-old “desi” comics and also have a referential sensibility.
We are the next level of Indian comics.
The creation of Meta Desi!
After several years writing in the comics industry along-side freelance work and other odd-jobs, I realised that while the Indian comics industry was growing and finding a new and thankfully fresh lease on life and creativity, there were problems that we still had to get past.
It became clear that while most of the new crop of publishers are all dedicated and have worked immensely hard to produce as much great content as possible – everyone has limitations and they cannot possibly publish as many comics as they’d like and give opportunities to all the talented artists and writers out there who were desperately seeking an opportunity.
So, after some soul-searching, some financial number-crunching and piggy-bank scraping, the idea that would become Meta Desi Comics was born!
Quite simple, it is a place for the many creators who seek opportunity to showcase their work – we plan to run multiple comic strips simultaneously here with each strip released weekly/bi-weekly and to keep bringing in new writers and artists whenever possible.
HERE on this site we’ll share information, news and updates along with our original comic strips, but if you are looking at fuller stories in print/ebook form, look at the published titles in the “Our Publications” section in the menu bar to find our regularly published anthology series “Ground Zero” and hopefully many more titles in the months and years ahead!
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, our Facebook page as well as on Google+, so give us a like/follow wherever you’d like 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 minimal (if any) bucks so stick around folks!