I recently upgraded from Manga Studio EX to the new Clip Studio EX. It’s mostly the same, except for a new Animation feature. I’ve been exploring animation as a way to make my blog posts more visually interesting.  I found Clip Studio EX easy enough for beginners to do simple animations….

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I’ve recently been reading Ramit Sethi’s blog. One of his advice I’ve been using is “Be Brutally Honest”. Here’s how this advice helped me recently. I’ve been delaying creating Kindle versions of my Sufi Comics books.  I would give the usual excuses: “I don’t have time” “This is going to…

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I’m the kind of person who loves making Goals. Goals motivate me to aim for something great, to be in a better place then where I am now. But I’ve also noticed that goals can become a source of unhappiness. Let me explain. A person with a Goal mindset often…

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  I come home from work, exhausted, tired & famished. I hear the call for dinner. It’s Biryani! Hmmm… just the thought brings water to my mouth. The the aroma brings me closer. I prepare myself for the encounter, and walk towards the table. I set my eyes on the…

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After 6 months in the making in collaboration with Artist Rahil Mohsin & Master Calligrapher Muqtar Ahmed, we launched the book ‘Sufi Comics: The Wise Fool of Baghdad’ at Comic Con Bangalore. We are very pleased with the final output of the book, it’s one of its kind! Preview the…

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Some months ago after encouragement from a friend, we applied to participate to promote Sufi Comics at Comic Con International San Diego – the mother of all Comic Conventions and one of the biggest in the world. When I got in touch with them, they told me there’s a 3…

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