Sufi Comics

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Sufi Comics
Key people
Mohammad Arif Vakil, Mohammad Ali Vakil
ParentSufi Studios

Sufi Comics or Sufi Studios is a Bangalore based Indian comic book publisher.[1][2][3] In 2012 it was the first Indian publisher ever to participate in the Comic-Con International at San Diego.[4]


They have till now published two comics:[5][6]

  • first comic book titled "40 Sufi Comics". The book as been translated in 7 languages including French, German, Indonesian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and Tamil.
  • second comic book titled "The Wise Fool of Baghdad" with artist Rahil Mohsin
  • third comic book titled "Rumi Vol.1" with artist Rahil Mohsin

The authors of both comics are Mohammed Ali Vakil and Mohammed Arif Vakil. While the first book was written and illustrated by the brothers, the brothers teamed up with Rahil Mohsin, who illustrated the Wise Fool of Baghdad. The comics are short stories taken from Islamic history to illustrate the eternal spiritual truths in the teachings of Islam.[7][8] They are working on 300 plus pages graphic novel on poems of Sufi poet Rumi.[9]


Sufi comics took part in following comics events:



  1. ^ "Using comics to explain Islam". The Hindu. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  2. ^ "Sufi comics try to help people understand Islam". 17 Jul 2011. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  3. ^ "A happy marriage of comics and spirituality". Diligent Media Corporation Ltd. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  4. ^ a b c "Sufi Studios the first Indian publisher ever to participate in the Comic-Con International at San Diego". India PRwire. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  5. ^ a b c "Sufi Comics gain popularity among readers". Times of India. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  6. ^ a b c "Sufi Comics launch their second book 'The Wise Fool of Baghdad' at the Mumbai film and Comic Convention". CG Wires. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  7. ^ "Sufi Comics now share Islamic stories with the world". Cambodian Times. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  8. ^ "Sufi Comics now share Islamic stories with the world". China National News. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  9. ^ Sufi Comics Working on 300 plus Pages Graphic Novel on Poems of Rumi
  10. ^ "Life in a comic book". MiD DAY Infomedia Ltd. 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  11. ^ "Sufi comics draw on spiritual tales". The Asian Age. 4 Feb 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  12. ^ "Comics are serious business at 2nd Comic Con India awards". MXM India Private Limited. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  13. ^ "Sufi Comics now share Islamic stories with the world". The National. 12 Dec 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  14. ^ "Comic-Con-India-Mocha-Present-A-Special-Session-With-Sufi-Comics". 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  15. ^ "Comic Con India presents an exclusive workshop-Sufi Comics-July 28,Saturday". Animation Galaxy. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  16. ^ "Readwhere Partners Comic Con India To Offer Free Digital Comics". MixedBag Media Pvt. Ltd. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  17. ^ "Free for all". 11 May 2013. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  18. ^ "Welcome to geek central". The Hindu. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-04.

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