Penguin forays into world of comics!

Spicezee Bureau

New Delhi: Here is some delightful news for little readers of comic books.

Penguin Books India, the country’s leading English language publisher, has made its foray into comic book publishing.

The first two Penguin comics, published this month, are a ‘A Bagful of Mystery’ and ‘Beware in the Graveyard’, comic book versions of Satyajit Ray’s immensely popular Feluda stories, with text by Subhadra Sen Gupta and art by Tapas Guha. For information: Feluda is a professional detective with a super sharp brain. His cousin Topshe and friend Lalmohan Ganguli team up with him to capture devious culprits and solve puzzling mysteries.

Publishing next month is ‘Where’s Hanuman?’, a picture activity book that brilliantly illustrates the most exciting and memorable scenes from the ‘Ramayana’. Each illustration is incredibly vivid and full of astonishing detail; the challenge is to locate Hanuman and his friends from among dozens of other characters and a horde of incidental material.

Penguin Books India has always taken the lead in exploring the newest genres of writing and publishing that are of interest to readers. India’s number one trade publisher is credited to have published India’s first chic-lit novel in English, India’s first English science/fantasy novel, India’s first graphic novel, and the first Ladybird Favourite Tales books (based on Indian stories) to be published outside the UK. Comic books are the latest delightful addition to Penguin India’s growing list of publications.