Monday, December 6, 2010

Comics By N.C Mohan Doss

Hi folks,

it’s been almost a year since i returned to normality & the last 6 months am getting adjusted to the new house Home. Going is good and lets hope everything is good, as aamir khan says, All eez well”. Now, as mentioned in the beginning, i was getting adjusted in the new home and been placing things in one place and then in the next hour am not satisfied with the placement and i re adjust them to another place and after one day, all i do is place them in the original place. while doing so, i was getting most of my old books and magazine collection in the new study room and while looking in one of them, i found about 8 pages which were torn from a Tamil magazine (the middle 8 pages, from a centre pin magazine, a la rani comics).

When i looked inside those 8 pages, i found a comics story of 9 pages and suddenly i remembered that story (somewhere in the late 1993 or in the early part of the 1994) which i liked very much and tore it from a magazine which my aunt used to buy quite regularly. The best part is, i told this story in my school story telling competition and felt very happy when i completed the story (was it the 7th standard or 8th, need to get it confirmed with Mom). It was also a story which got me into reading the stories of the author NC Mohan doss. he was a quite prominent writer in those days in the dinamalar magazine’s Sunday book vaaramalar. He used to write the thodar kadhai’s over there and also some monthly novels. most of them were used to be quite good. A quick google search helped me to find out more abut him: About NC Mohan doss Link. Read on, it seems he no longer living in India and he is quite settled in UAE. Now, enough of this boring anecdote and here is the comics story that i got it from my old collection:

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NCM 07

What a nice story, isn’t it? Now, don’t get me wrong; it was on those school days that this story took a quite likening to my taste (making it correct for all the wrongs you commit). So, as you have read this, you need to do me couple of favours on this.

1. Which magazine does this story appeared in those days? (will help you with some clues – Tamil magazine, monthly or something like that, could be a women’s mag – remember, my aunt used to buy this-, quite popular on those days). People who are familiar with old books and magazines such as saathaan, comics kadhalan, Venkateswaran, muthu fan, viswa can look into this. others are also welcome.

2. Who is this rajini artist? any other information about him?

Now that i have posted a decent thing on my blog, i request you guys to solve this small riddle which was part of my childhood and growing up. Help me out, guys – am counting on you people.


  1. மீ த ஃபர்ஸ்ட்டு!

    பதிவைப் படித்து விட்டு மீண்டும் வருகிறேன்!


  2. Looks like Kumudam/Kungumam, just guessing. But the story and art work is good. Our historian, King Viswa, may be able to identify this one :-)

  3. எனக்கு தெரியவில்லை. ஆனால் முத்து விசிறி அவர்கள் சொன்னது போல கதை நன்றாக இருக்கிறது.

  4. படங்களும் நன்றாகவே இருக்கிறது. ரஜினி என்ற பெயரில் ஒரு ஓவியர் காமிக்ஸ் கதைக்கு படம் வரைந்து இருப்பது ஆச்சர்யமூட்டும் தகவல்.

  5. Dr 7: Thanks. just now beat you in posting comments in viswa's blog. got any guess about the story?

  6. Muthu fan: Thanks for the comments. you have been always nice. still, yet to get the answer. No, they were not the kumudham and kungumam books as they were coloured and i could recognise them. this is different.

  7. Jolly jumper: yeap, me to got surprised about this comics now. in those days, stuff like this were dime a dozen in chennai. those were the days.

  8. இந்த கதையையோ அல்லது இப்படி எட்டு பக்கங்களில் காமிக்ஸ் சிறுகதை வருகிறது என்பதையோ கணிடிப்பாக இந்த பதிவை பார்ப்பதற்கு முன்பு வரை எனக்கு தெரியாது.

    அறிமுகம் செய்தமைக்கு நன்றி. ஆனாலும் விடை தெரியாது.

  9. ஆனால் படங்கள் படு டீசன்ட் ஆகவே இருக்கின்றன. ஆனால் காமிக்ஸ் கதைகளுக்கு என்று இந்த படங்கள் வரையப்பட்டவை போலில்லை. இந்த ஓவியரை போன்றவர்களை இன்னமும் நன்றாக பின்னணி விவரங்கள் கொடுத்து அருமையாக வரைய வைக்கலாம்.

  10. தொடர்ந்து உங்களின் பழைய புத்தகங்களில் நன்றாக தேடுங்கள் இது போல வேறேதேனும் கிடைக்கலாம்.

    பதிவுக்கு நன்றி.

  11. பழைய கண்மணி வார இதழின் (மாத இதழ்??) நடுவில் 16 பக்க சித்திரக்கதைகளை பார்த்திருக்கிறேன். அதுவாக இருக்குமா??


  13. புதிய பொலிவுடன், புதிய பகுதிகளுடன் - காமிக்ஸ் காதலனின் பொக்கிஷப் புதையல்

    இனி, ஒவ்வொரு வெள்ளியும் - உங்கள் பேவரிட் இணையதளத்தில். படிக்க தவறாதீர்கள்.

  14. //1. Which magazine does this story appeared in those days?//

    The magazine in question is called Deviyin Kanmani (தேவியின் கண்மணி) which happens to be a sister publication of the Popular weekly magazine Devi. This group is also from the Famed Adithanar family with the younger sibling handling the management.

    They had everything just like the Elder Adithanar (Thanthi Group): A weekly magazine to compete with Rani (Devi), A Bi-Monthly magazine to compete with Rani Muthu Novel (Deviyin Kanmani), An evening newspaper (Malai Malar), Even a Monthly comics to compete with Rani comics (Kanmani Comics).

    The period in question is somewhere between 1989-1991/2. During these years, deviyin kanmani magazine used to have a 16 page middle section in which double colour comics stories were appearing. They used a Purple/pink colour against the norm of Green or Blue. Later on these double colour were changed to black and white and then the number of pages were shortened to 16 to 8/12 etc.

  15. //2. Who is this rajini artist? any other information about him?//

    Rajni used to be the in-house artist in the Malaimalar group's magazines and had the exposure to work with the Great artist chellam.

    Chellam used to be the main line artist for Devi where he used to draw political caricatures, political cartoons, his own single panel strip, many series of stories which used to appear in the front inner wrapper (about 32 episodes per story and about 8 stories).

    To say more about Rajni, he used to draw for stories written by people like Mercy, N.C Mohan Das, Gnani, etc for quite some time and later on he started to write his own stories and drawing for them in the Deviyin Kanmani magazine itself.

    His latest info is on the search card of TCU.

  16. //When i looked inside those 8 pages, i found a comics story of 9 pages and suddenly i remembered that story (somewhere in the late 1993 or in the early part of the 1994)//

    I Have my own doubts about the time period you've mentioned over here. The reason being, in the late 80's they started with double colour and they changed it into to B&W in the 1991/92 season and that's when this would have appeared.

    The other logical conclusion is that later on, (1993/94)they shortened to 8 pages instead of the regular 16 pages.

    Am not giving the exact date as i do not heave these with me. However, going by my memory, am giving these info.

    Now that i've answered, i request you to post more of these, if you happen to have anymore.


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