Pratap Mullick (also credited as Pratap Mulick, born 1 July, 1936) is considered The Godfather of Indian Comic Book Industry. He is best known for illustrating naagraj of raj comics. Under him naagraj gained lot of popularity and after him naagraj was handed to anupam Sinha who made him an actual superhero. He is an Indian illustrator who worked for the Indian comic book series Amar Chitra Katha created by writer and editor Anant Pai. Mullick also drew the first 50 issues of the popular Indian comic character Nagraj from 1986 until 1995.  He designed the comic-book character Supremo (based on movie star Amitabh Bachchan), who featured in a series published for two years in the 1980s.
As a veteran illustrator, Mullick ran his own comics studio and training workshop in Pune, Maharashtra. He is also the author of an art-instruction book Sketching, which according to the publisher's website is "a condensation of Pratap Mulick’s life-long devotion to figure drawing and illustration". A blurb on the book claims that 50,000 copies have been sold till date.
Sanjay Gupta studio head and co-founder of Raj Comics share his work experience with Pratap Mulick, during an Interview to CulturePOPcorn. Pratap Mulick designed India's most famous comic book character Nagraj.
Karline McLain, a researcher who worked at the Amar Chitra Katha production offices, wrote a book which discusses the work of Amar Chitra Katha artists and records conversations with Pratap Mullick.
Awards & RecognitionsEdit
Late. Pratap Mullick is featured as Indian comics legend creative in the Legend Calendar 2019 released by Comix Theory in jan, 2019. He is featured on the front cover of the legend calendar.
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