Gaman Palem

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Gaman Palem an Indian comic book illustrator. He has illustrated more than 100 Indian children's comics, working mainly on mythological subjects.[1]

Gaman Palem procured a doctorate degree in Mass Communication from the Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu. Today he is a graphic designer and an artist who uses the graphic novel format as a medium to express his ideas. With his understanding of Indian mythology as well as its regional versions and interpretations, Gaman Palem has created a series of works that blend the mythical characters to contemporary contexts. He also works in 3D animation, but is more interested in creating graphic novels and comics. Gaman's artistic style is influenced by Indian iconography, combining the traditional illustration techniques of watercolour, pen and ink with modern digital techniques.

Gaman's first series of eight picture books, The Golden Mythology Series, won the National Award for Excellence in Printing Children's Books.[citation needed]. His debut art show was in September at The United Art Fair 2012. He has shown at an exhibition on Freedom to March with Ojas Gallery 2013, New Delhi, where he interpreted Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March in a graphic novel format, and another at the Pune Biennale 2015 with 'Swachh Bharath' interpreted in his own graphic narrative manner.

Gaman Palem worked at Loyola College of Education in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, was a visiting faculty at Raffles College, a creative consultant in many publishing houses and animation studios. He lives and works in Chennai. His works have been published in major graphic magazines, journals and he has exhibited widely in India.


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