The Last Defences of Mankind

The debut collaboration between writer Aditya Bidikar and artist Nitin Veturkar.

You can read the original short story here.

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71 Comments

  1. Posted October 7, 2009 at 8:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    In a word: Fantastic!

  2. Posted October 7, 2009 at 8:40 am | Permalink | Reply

    Aditya/Nitin,
    Excellent plot+adaptation+inks. Great way to start off things or as they say, LAF FTW!

  3. Sameer Talwalkar
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 9:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great job guys, Def generates interest in both the plot and visuals. I want more!

    All the best!

  4. Posted October 7, 2009 at 10:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    Guys…great artwork and narration, love how the story flows from panel to panel, generating curiosity about what’s coming next. More!!

  5. Posted October 7, 2009 at 10:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great work Nitin,

    Expecting some Indian Content.

    • Posted October 7, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

      We do have plans for Indian content. Hope it excites you as much as this did.

  6. Posted October 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Gripping! Very nice plot and a perfectly suitable style. Great job! Very inspiring!

    • Nitin
      Posted October 10, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thank You SirG!

  7. Niraj Shah
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Good work guys!!! Kept me want to read further. Hope to see new work soon. Best of Luck.

  8. santosh sawant
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    impressive…
    congratulations guys, both the plot and visuals are complimenting each other.
    definetly i would like to see more of this.
    (i liked you dint revealed his face)
    all the best!

  9. Posted October 7, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Nitin Dude… Marry Me… I will bear your children and their children… FACK!!! Brilliant…

  10. Trisha
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    very well executed, and definitely haunting. am eager for more! πŸ™‚

  11. Posted October 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm | Permalink | Reply

    brilliant work guys… absolutely gorgeous stuff

  12. Abhishek.Chaudankar
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Good work !!!!!!It has the perfect fiction content and the visuals.Very rarely observed in our artists.

    • Nitin
      Posted October 11, 2009 at 9:29 am | Permalink | Reply

      dhanyawaad!

  13. Posted October 7, 2009 at 3:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment. We are very pleased with the response!

  14. Posted October 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This is very contemporary and excellent plot points and the contrasting imagery is amazingly innovative – like the multiframe image where the protagonist is sleeping…. and there are frames of the windows. Superb. I invite you to join in on DHONUK (www.dhonuk.com) – a unique initiative from a few of us to bring the best of Indian art and artists in one Art Ecosystem!

  15. Posted October 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    If you guys are planning to publish and are looking for publishers do let us know. Else you could host it on ‘Dhonuk’ too.

    • Nitin
      Posted October 10, 2009 at 7:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the kind words Shamit!!!

  16. Imran
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 5:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Great stuff!!!!
    love it!

  17. Posted October 7, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Supreme…great visuals..captivating story line. Vetya great job at charachters.some slides are out of the worls..the one with hat after the shower n the one with the man sleeping and the palmer woman in the window….great visuals master..m sure more of ur mind is being inked…

  18. PARAG BHAGWAGT
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 6:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This is great man…congrats both of you.. i will always be following whatever you publish…

  19. Mungel
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 6:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Stark and awesome.! This story had caught my eye the first time I had read it. I’m glad you guys chose it to be made into this, this magnum opus!

  20. Posted October 7, 2009 at 6:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    superb work !! …well planed visuals Nitin ,and inking too.

  21. Posted October 7, 2009 at 7:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    After gushing about it on Facebook, again, great work. The story and the visuals in combination really gave it a feel that couldn’t be mustered in isolation. Some of the illustrations that I feel are truly outstanding: one with the guy’s head when he’s shining his torch at the clippings on the wall, one where his head is bent and he’s writing “I wrote notes..” and the rest are competing too fiercely..

    In short, great work. Looking forward to many more of these.

  22. Posted October 8, 2009 at 3:36 am | Permalink | Reply

    Engaging and intriguing. waiting for more. bookmarked πŸ˜€

  23. Tuhin Paul
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 9:21 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Congrats!! Aditya and Nitin, great job. The black & white high contrast visuals suit the mood of the story. You should release a collection of such illustrated stories out in the market. It would instantly be a hit.

  24. Posted October 8, 2009 at 9:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great N Very inspiring!

  25. Posted October 8, 2009 at 10:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great work man….Keep it up..Cheers!!!

  26. Duks
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome keep up the good work bidi … nitin awesome work dude …

  27. Nitin Veturkar
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks a lot guys! I think your response is the oxygen for many more such attempts we want to do. There’s so much more to do and We’re so glad that we’ve such great company in you guys…Cheers!!!

  28. Posted October 8, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Impressive…!!
    Congratulations Nitin.

  29. Posted October 8, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Fantastic! I’d read the story before, but it works really well as a comic, and the artworrk is brilliant.

    • Posted October 11, 2009 at 2:09 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks you. And since the artwork is all Nitin, I can, with a clear conscience, say I’m in complete agreement.

  30. Vidyesh
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Nitin/Aditya,

    Great job guys……I showed this to some people out here in US and they couldn’t believe its developed in India…..pictures are awesome …… keep it up and all the best

  31. Sameer P
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 1:29 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great work guys! Amazing narration, very suitable style. Grayish/sad shade of the story has been perfectly captured…

    ‘Later,towards the evening, I also had coffee…’, and ‘young man’ ‘…her legs bent double’ frames are classic and awesome. Nitin, hats off!

    • Nitin
      Posted October 10, 2009 at 4:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks!!!…lot more coming soon!!!

  32. maplesyrupandrew23
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 6:03 am | Permalink | Reply

    Flawlessly executed.

    The tone is reminiscent of Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City. Keep writing… and drawing =]

    Drop a comment by my blog sometime!

    http://immigrantheretic.wordpress.com/

  33. Posted October 9, 2009 at 8:06 am | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome Plot and fantaaaastic execution!!!
    I myself am a great fan of pure black and white and the dramatic possibilities with it! just a feedback on the text though….the grey colour of the text box seems a bit jarring…what if it was the same grungy text box only BLACK in colour but the text in white…might be more seamless. just a thought.
    cheers!
    and looking forward to more

    • Nitin
      Posted October 10, 2009 at 4:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Vivek!
      it’s a good thought!

  34. Prasad Joshi
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Great work Bidi and Nitin!! Gripping storyline matched by flawless and striking artwork….Impressive. Waiting for the rest of the story!!

  35. Sunael
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing. The strokes were fantastic.

  36. Posted October 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

    great work, nitin! good story, great flow of narrative and very cool artwork. way to go!
    cheers,
    harsho

    • Nitin
      Posted October 11, 2009 at 9:24 am | Permalink | Reply

      Cheers mate!!!…we need to discuss a few things very soon.

  37. Manish
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Very cool guys. Thanks for the link Vetya.

  38. Posted October 10, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It reads even better in comic-book format. My congratulations to Nitin, too. You, Aditya, as usual, are awesomeness!!

  39. Posted October 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wow! You used this storyline… It’s put together fantastically Adi! Kudos to the brilliant artist too. Everything’s so erratic and yet so neat!

    And I love how the mysterious Ms. Palmer has turned out.

  40. Nandu Shinde
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Great job…nice combination btween B/W..Keep it up..Vetya..!!!

  41. Niranjan Parab
    Posted October 14, 2009 at 9:07 am | Permalink | Reply

    Nitin, this is cool..

  42. Posted October 14, 2009 at 9:57 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Nitin,
    Amazing stuff!! truly international standard!! keep it up!!

  43. Posted October 20, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

    awesome!! when is the next episode coming???

    • nitin
      Posted October 22, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Permalink | Reply

      November it is!!! πŸ™‚

  44. Rohan Chandvadkar
    Posted November 1, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This is great work. Very interesting. Mysterious and spooky. Cool. Hope to see much more soon. Keep it up !

  45. Posted November 3, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love Amanda Palmer!
    Watching and reading this artwork and text again and again is fun,
    (Like Voyeuristic intension!!: P)

    My favorite panel is :

    β€œThere was a moment when her
    eyes moved towards the edge
    of the mirror and seemed to be
    looking straight at me.
    But I tried not to give my sense
    of paranoia too much credence.”

    Words and Image match perfect!!

    Nitin and Aditya chalo Party ho jaaye ek πŸ™‚

  46. Posted November 10, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The ending is haunting! OMG.. this is really good!

  47. Posted November 10, 2009 at 7:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you, Priyanka. Glad you liked it!

  48. sanketuk
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 12:44 am | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing work!…..An in keeping with the wittiness, must say!

  49. Anubhav
    Posted March 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

    wow ….. thats some pretty awesome artwork to go with an engaging plot. Spectacular!!

  50. Posted January 10, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Aditya & Nitin,

    Please take a bow gentlemen. This is mind-blowing stuff.

    B&W and stark artwork, check.
    Big brother watching, check.
    Femme fatale, check.
    Unreliable narrator, check… πŸ˜€

    Frank Miller meets David Lynch, is it?

    Btw, are you familiar with work of Cameron Stewart? Especially his webcomic Sin Titulo (shame, it’s not being updated for a long time)? Have a look if you haven’t. I’m sure you would like it.

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