Arun Prasad is an historian specialised in the history of karnataka, a comics archivist and a pannapictagraphist (comics collector).[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] He is also a researcher, freelance writer[8] and columnist on the heritage of Bangalore[9][10][11][12] and presently the Project & Research Head of Discover Bengaluru, an organisation documenting the Bangalore city's heritage and history.[3][6][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25]

Arun Prasad
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Arun Prasad at Comic Con Exhibition at Mumbai in 2012
Born
Kerala, India
NationalityIndian

His comics collection includes more than 17,000[7] rare and old Indian/Western comics including rarest of Amar Chitra Katha, Indrajal Comics, Tinkle, Mandrake the Magician and The Phantom.[1][6][12][20][26][27] He also possesses the complete collection of Indrajal Comics (published by Bennett, Coleman).[20][21]

Awards and recognitionEdit

  • He was described and called as "one of India's most serious comic collectors" and "India's comic king" by the Mid-Day Magazine in December 2013.[27]
  • In August 2014 he was one of the featured collectors on The Great India Collectors Ride (History Channel).[28][29]
  • He won Indian Comics Fandom Award 2014 for Best Comics Collector in November 2014.[30][31]
  • One of the featured Pannapictagraphists (December 2014 - February 2015) in daily e-paper World Comics & Graphic Novels News(WCGNN) published by Freelance talents.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "A pannapictagraphist since 2001". Bangalore Mirror. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  2. ^ News Network, Times. "Comics & cosplay make their day". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Comic Con Express finds many admirers in the IT city". The Times of India. 10 September 2012. Archived from the original on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  4. ^ Amit S Upadhye (15 February 2008). "From ballroom to top cop's office". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  5. ^ Bowring, the history club | Deccan Chronicle
  6. ^ a b c SRAVASTI DATTA (27 September 2012). "From the good old days". The Hindu. Bangalore. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  7. ^ a b Shekhar, Divya. "Are you a fan of Tinkle, Amar Chitra Katha? This 43-year-old archives the journey of Indian comics". The Economic Times.
  8. ^ "When Phantom said hi to the Joker". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Lakes in Bangalore | Ulsoor Lake | Sankey Tank". Karnataka.com. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Vanishing Blues". Deccan Herald. 26 March 2006. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  11. ^ "All the way back to Bengaluru". Deccan Herald. 3 January 2006. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  12. ^ a b c "The Biggest Comic Fan Found | guylife.com". Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Perfect ode to city's founder". Deccan Chronicle. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  14. ^ "Restore past glory". Deccan Chronicle. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  15. ^ "Daijiworld". Daijiworld. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  16. ^ Prajwala Hegde – BANGALORE (20 December 2012). "Alas! Those landmarks of Bangalore". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  17. ^ Time Travel To Comics Land
  18. ^ Comics: Indrajaal == Arun Prasad
  19. ^ "entertainment". Archived from the original on 2 August 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  20. ^ a b c "Comic capers". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India.
  21. ^ a b For the love of comics | Deccan Chronicle Archived 11 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ "Comic books like Indrajal, Amar Chitra Katha fetching high prices as they become collectors' item". The Times of India. 9 November 2013.
  23. ^ "What do you call someone who collects comics?". The Times of India. 24 November 2018.
  24. ^ https://epaper.timesgroup.com/Olive/ODN/TheEconomicTimes/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=ETBG%2F2018%2F05%2F28&entity=Ar00403&sk=40CE984C&mode=text#[bare URL]
  25. ^ ""Having a comic collection is like owning a piece of history"". 18 December 2013.
  26. ^ The saviour of superheroes – The New Indian Express
  27. ^ a b "After success of digital service, BEST to start Tap-In, Tap-Out on 12 more buses". Mid-day.com. Retrieved 2 May 2022.
  28. ^ "Collector Makes History".
  29. ^ Datta, Sravasti (28 August 2014). "Few of my favourite things". The Hindu.
  30. ^ "Best Comics Collector - Indian Comics Fandom Awards 2014". Opinionstage.com. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2022.
  31. ^ "Best Comics Collector - Indian Comics Fandom Awards 2014".