He holds the record of longest running comics by an individual artiste for Handa Bhonda comics series which have now completed its continuous 53 years of running. He is the first and only Comics-Artist in India who has received D. Lit degree Doctor of Literature. The comics have appeared in book form. A popular animation series based on the characters has also been filmed.
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Handa and Bhonda are two young boys — the former thin and mischievous and trying to get his plump friend Bhonda in trouble, and always failing.
When he turned 92 in , Debnath stopped work on Handa Bhonda, not making much of the fact that he probably holds the world record for creating the longest-running comic strip as a solo writer-artist. But these continued to be produced by other artists after their original creators stopped work.
Cover of a Handa Bhonda comic book. Courtesy Deb Sahitya Kutir. Is this record, however, recognised by any authoritative organisation? So he never went out of his way to seek recognition which came to him too late in life. Courtesy Santanu Ghosh. Handa Bhonda aside, Debnath created a bunch of other comic book strips that were serially published for over four to five decades.
His superhuman strength often helps those in need but also creates comical situations like the one time he goes to a bank to withdraw cash, but when he blows over his signature on the cheque to dry the ink, all the notes in the bank fly out. Cover of a Batul the Great comic book. Debnath, who started off as a calligrapher in the s, moved to illustrating books before entering the world of comics in the s.
Aesthetically, his best work includes his sharp illustrations for Bengali genre fiction along with comics in the detective, adventure and horror genres, some of which he also wrote. Finding such fine and detailed drawings at a young age made me a fan for life. Making his debut in with the story Sorporajer Dwipe In the Island of the Snake King , Koushik Roy was introduced as a secret agent working for the Indian intelligence service.
He is also adept at martial arts. He also made funny alliterative names a trademark in his comics, which influenced later-day writers. We welcome your comments at letters scroll.
Hada Voda Somogro by Narayan Debnath (Bangla Comics)
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Meet Narayan Debnath, the grandfather of Bengali comics for six decades
Narayan Debnath is one of them. In spite of reluctance from his father Hemchandra Debnath, a goldsmith, Narayan Debnath, born in , pursued his passion and started drawing from age 12— A student of the Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, Kolkata, Debnath, in his early career, was greatly influenced by the then renowned Bengali illustrator Pratulchandra Bandyopadhyay. Earlier in his career, just like other budding artists in those days, Debnath made artworks for advertisements of cosmetics and titles cards for films. Debnath here was inspired by Superman and Desperate Dan and created this pink vest and tight short clad Bengali superhero who fights the evil, catches thieves and brings justice in his locality. This series later was adapted for the television. Debnath too has a detective of his own.
Sera Hada Bhoda Samagra by Narayan Debnath
Handa and Bhonda are two young boys — the former thin and mischievous and trying to get his plump friend Bhonda in trouble, and always failing. When he turned 92 in , Debnath stopped work on Handa Bhonda, not making much of the fact that he probably holds the world record for creating the longest-running comic strip as a solo writer-artist. But these continued to be produced by other artists after their original creators stopped work. Cover of a Handa Bhonda comic book. Courtesy Deb Sahitya Kutir. Is this record, however, recognised by any authoritative organisation?
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The comics have appeared in book form. A popular animation series based on the characters has also been filmed. The suggestion to work in comics in Bengali came from the editors at Deb Sahitya Kuthir publishing house. Also the name Handa-Bhonda was their suggestion. Debnath had been familiar with foreign made comics but comics in Bengali had, to his admission, yet to take off. Handa-Bhonda became an instant success and continues to be printed in Shuktara every month as of September Handa-Bhonda was initially penciled and inked by Debnath and had no colored frames.