9 Indian Comic Artists on Instagram You Must Follow

9 Indian Comic Artists on Instagram You Must Follow


  November 7, 2019

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  November 7, 2019

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Laughter is the best medicine, and witty one-liners always crack the chuckle-looking-at-your-phone-code. These Indian comic artists on Instagram have their own defined design language, and some of them share their experiences and tips regarding the comic content creation industry for beginners as well. 

What’s more? All of them are Indian and deliver content that is relatable to us all.

Expect a lot of nostalgia as these Indian comic artists take us back to the good old days when we would wait for the summer break just to get our hands on Chacha Chaudhary comics. 

The best Indian comic artists on Instagram, according to us!

1. Neha Doodles

First on the list of the best comic pages on Instagram is Neha Doodles. Colourful visuals and comic aesthetics injected with a trademark playful nature, this Indian doodle artist on Instagram curates content relatable to every person. 

Expect this comic artist to pick up the most resonating situations. Her characters are drawn with minimal details, but her comic series follows a lively spirit with a pun waiting on the last page. Her pet, Minty, is one of the most recurring characters in her series, and take note: Minty’s sass is a big deal on the internet!

Apart from her Instagram page and a YouTube channel, she also runs her own store, and we are in awe of her 2022 calendar. 

2. Alicia Souza

 

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One of the first few Indian illustrators on Instagram, Alicia Souza is exceptionally talented with her pen and has clean and minimalistic aesthetics. As an individual, Souza is a chirpy person, which is why her content is a breath of fresh air. 

She often illustrates content after deriving inspiration from her husband, George, and their adorable married life, along with their newborn, Olie, and two pets, George and Henry Oats. As a new mother, she captures snippets of her motherhood journey with a tinge of humour. 

The colour palette followed by Souza is either in pastels or monochrome, leaving ample white space and creating a neat visual. And there is more to the illustrator. She has her own merchandise, which is a paradise for stationery lovers and an Instagram account by the name of Auntie.Alie which has some of the cutest goodies for babies and kids. 

It’s why she made our list of influencers to entrepreneurs

3. Bakarmax

Awarded as the best Indian Webcomic in 2017 and 2018 by Comic Con India, Sumit Kumar’s goes by the Instagram handle Bakarmax. This Indian comic artist’s illustrations are freehand, yet they never fail to deliver the point. Moreover, they are delivered with a unique style of crispiness and curtness. 

His content engages with political and historically relevant information, covering serious topics with a casual tone, making the reader feel like they are engaged in a direct conversation.

A plus to following this talented comic influencer in India is his YouTube series called “Aapki Poojita.” The show follows the adventures of Poojita, who grew up on Doordarshan as India’s sweetheart but finds herself “cancelled” in the new era of smartphones and social media. 

Recently, this comic artist also made an appearance on Shark Tank India and worked with famous brands like AirBnB and Cred. We highly recommend this ingenious satire to our readers!

4. Brown Paperbag Comics

Sailesh Gopalan is the Indian cartoonist behind the famous Instagram page, Brown Paperbag Comics. His content centres around millennials and their perpetual struggle with their parents, partners, and that odd feeling of occasional ennui, but in the most light-hearted way possible!

Sailesh also runs an art and animation studio – Studio Sideline. He maintains minimal drawing with wholesome visuals. The illustrator also has a personal Instagram page that showcases characters loosely drawn in a carefree silhouette. 

5. Tall Girl Toons

Tall Girl Toons maintains a neat feed in a monochromatic colour palette. The drawings are clean and crisp, depicting a conventional comic aesthetic. The storyline that follows is, as the name suggests, the life of a tall girl and the struggles and joys that follow with it. 

The artist, Xena Ramakrishnan, shares her experience as an individual too tall for Indian height standards. Sometimes she’s figuring out how to incorporate smaller furniture into her life, whereas on other days she enjoys using her friends as an armrest. 

This Indian comic artist’s account is a self-loving space for tall women. Oh, and you can also expect some high heels!

6. Appu Pencil

 

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Appu Pencil follows heavy designs with intricate illustrations, which is why he is one of the Instagram comics to follow. Some of his stories are from his fantasy worlds like the Halahala Dimension, Moonward, Legends of Halahala, Aspyrus, and The Snake & the Lotus Rashtraman. 

But often, he uses his comic strips to voice his political opinions in a very engaging manner. He features various superheroes and fictitious events occurring in parallel galaxies. Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru are frequent visitors, standing alongside his own personal brand of superheroes. 

If politics and superheroes are your things (not specifically in that order), you will love this Indian comic artist. 

7. Percy Bharucha

 

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A look at Percy Bharucha’s Instagram and you think “What is a tattoo artist doing on our list of Indian comic artists to follow?” Well, Percy wears a lot of hats. He’s a writer, illustrator, and cartoonist.

He is also the man behind the acclaimed comics “Cats over coffee” and “The Adult Manual”. Scroll down his Instagram, and you’ll see why he is one of the best comic artists. 

 Bharucha is not inclined towards colours and uses black and white to compose his narration. The characters drawn are sketched in a carefree silhouette with less attention to detail. In his comics, he exaggerates the nature of cats and gives them a supreme identity in a funny way. 

For example, his cats refer to their owners as “flesh bags” and often wait for the end of the world.

8. Uncle Subbu Comics

As the name itself suggests, Uncle Subbu Comics , aka Ranji, is a collection of several dad jokes served together at a buffet. This comic web series runs on the content of an Indian father and his daughter, Ranju. The father tries to keep up with his daughter in a world dominated by social media and in their light-hearted everyday arguments. 

You can also expect to see some relatable embarrassing moments on this Indian illustrator’s Instagram feed. The comic strips are in line with the traditional neat aesthetic of comics, and everything exhibits a planned and systematic visual.

9. Comics by Noorie

 

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The last Indian comic artist on Instagram that we give our follow to is Comics by Noorie. The budding creator has a conventionally illustrated comic web series with text bubbles and exaggerated emotions. 

The content she engages in is relevant to a millennial’s or teenager’s day-to-day lives, such as procrastination, school vs. college, etc. An exciting piece of news from Noorie is that she is starting with commissioned work where people will be able to see themselves in her comic style or have a mini-comic of their own! 

Got more Indian comic artists on Instagram?

Hope you enjoyed our list of Instagram comics to follow. If you know any budding comic influencers in India or illustrators, do drop their names in the comments. We’d love to explore more Indian illustrators or cartoonists!

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