Building A World: Graphic Novels And The Imagination

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Building A World: Graphic Novels And The Imagination

28 November 2015 | 2:00 am3:00 pm BST

| RS1000
Jai Undurti discusses Buidling the World of a Graphic Novel

CHENNAI, INDIA | Building A World is a presentation about how creating a graphic novel is also creating a self-contained world.

Graphic novelist, Jai Undurti, discusses how different mediums and disciplines — filmmaking, painting, photography, architecture — are brought to bear in constructing an imaginary terrain.

Explore whether this imagined world can form a zone where different story-telling forms meet, where narratives and counter-narratives clash, where dreams, memory and craft mingle leading to a new cartography of the imagination.

Jai Undurti

Jai Undurti is Creative Director of Syenagiri, has a background in journalism, and writes for leading publications on travel and popular culture.

Undurti started Every City is a Story – a unique city-centric graphic storytelling initiative.

His current projects include The Robots of Dharma, set in a dystopian India. He is now working on The Game, with co-writer V. Starovoit and artist Kishore Mohan.

IndiEarth XChange

IndiEarth XChange is India’s premier annual trade event for independent music, film and media.



In the Binny Room

Part of the 2015 IndiEarth Xchange Conference. 27 — 29 November 2015.

A daily pass costs 1000 Indian Rupees, but there are other choices so take a look.

Participants must already have a 3-day XChange Pass (available for purchase here)

Additional registration is not required.

Illustration: A detail from the cover of Hyderabad by writer,  Jai Undurti and illustrator, Harsho Mohan Chattoraj. Published by Syenagiri.


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The talk will be immediately followed by a panel discussion Animation & Graphic Novels: A Common Ground and also places comics right in the centre stage, led by animation film-maker Gitanjali Rao

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28 November 2015
2:00 am – 3:00 pm
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