Mrinal Rai (Best Cartoonist, Indian Comics Fandom Awards 2016) - I am an independent artist working as a freelance artist for last six years. I have self-published two comic books, Tamas and Zikr and one text cum graphic novel, Kurukshetra Yuddh. I have also worked on freelancing illustration assignments for different companies. The latest project that I worked on was a board game based on Indian epic Mahabharata. Most of my own work will revolve around Indian history and its heritage. I am strong supporter of creating stories which are true to spirit of Indian values, even of they are inspired from a foreign work. I am currently working on one comic book (second one in my comic series - Zikr), one graphic novel and second volume of my novel Kurukshetra Yuddh. Besides, I am also working on many illustration projects. I am based out of Bangalore and can be reached out at firstname.lastname@example.org or mrinal.rai@lotusofsaraswati.
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Jazyl Homavazir (Best Webcomic - The Beast Legion) - Beast Legion is an award winning manga style fantasy adventure with an anthromorphic twist. Having won the Comic Con Awards in 2012, the Drunkduck Best Anthro comic 2012 & now the ICFA 2016 Awards, the comic focuses on the journey of an exiled Prince , Xeus who sets out to save his homeland from the tyranny of the Evil Lord Dragos & his Shadow Nexus.
However before he sets of on his voyage he must first master the secrets of The Guardian Beast within him & tame it to unleash it’s full potential. Join Xeus as he makes new friends on the way & battles a Plethora of villains with their own Beast forms. It’s a perfect mix of anime & 80s fantasy cartoons that have always inspired. Coombine that with Magical Beasts & we have a story that will surely entertain audiences everywhere.
The Comic has been going on for 6 years now, with 12 chapter completed & free to read online at www.thebeastlegion.com & updates with a new page Every Tuesday. Alternatively Print versions of the comic are also available online. It’s a project that is more of a passion to get my story out to the world & hopefully some day pitch it as an Anime show. So I look forward to each & every one of your support. Help me turn Beast Legion in to something even bigger than what it already is. Thank you for voting for my work & I hope your support continues for years to come.
Upcoming Issue - Beast Legion #15