Sunday, May 31, 2009

Comics Voice Echoes in Kathmandu

World Comics Network in Nepal is taking a leap with every single effort to share the world comics idea on Grassroots comics.

Recently, a Workshop was organised in Kathmandu where school children from different child clubs participated in the program.

The Workshop was jointly organized by Child Nepal and Child Development Society, the national level NGOs working with children. The Training workshop was conducted by Rabin Raj Niraula, Tika Dutta Dahal and Mohan Dangal, the World Comics Network trainers on Grassroots Comics. Sanjeev Adhikari volunteered the sessions during the workshop.
Krishna Subedi from Child Nepal and Kiran Thapa from Child Development Society conducted guest sessions.
The Three Day Program commenced from 29th May, 2009, Friday. It was targeted to be completed within the holiday limitations of the school children as they were able to manage two days free time only. All Hands on Exercises were completed in two days program whereas the Presentation in Display was scheduled for the third day.

Students were Keenly interested with the name Wall Comics, and were actively participating in each lessons. The Students were sure to put out their best on two sheets of A4 Papers.

They highlighted on different issues mostly related with Child.
Child Abuse, Child Rights, Equality, School Access and many more.

Children were eager to conduct similar workshop among their friends.
Some were really interested to publish wall comics in their school notice board.
They were searching for ways to expose their own work on comics.
Some children were happy to see their drawing narration.

The Participants Learned the Bascis of Wall Comics, attaching rules and measurements. Special effects and decorating works mainly attracted the participants fulfilling the Black And White Perfectness.

On The Third Day, Children performed their presentation by displaying their work in Chabahil Ganesthan (Ganesh Mandir Area). they collected feedbacks from the pedestrians and visitors.
Their interaction enerzided their will to draw more comics.

The Trainers:

From The Left -Rabin Raj Niraula, Tika Dahal and Mohan Dangal Conducted the three days Workshop as a trainer.
Sajib Adhikari (at the Right) volunteered
the program.

In The Background, Participants are Displaying their Work in the Ganesh Temple Compound, Chabahil, Kathmandu.


Opinion from the Participant:
Bijaya Adhikari, Haat Ma Haat Child Club : The Training workshop was fruitful for me. I came to know about various wall comics, the skill to prepare it and its importance in social arena. We can prepare wall comics in short time utilizing our own resources. It is very interesting and helps to aware people about social problems. I commit that, I will be developing a wall comic in a week. Thanks to all organizers and trainers.

Comments are Highly Appreciated.


  1. Hey Rabin , Tika and Mohan...this is really great to see how you people have progressed...I really proud of you all of you. I am sure Comics Power will take its stride one day.

    World Comics -Nothing Less
    Comics Power- Always!

  2. great going guys! congratulations on ur workshop! the blog looks great too...

  3. Rabin, Tika and Mohan,

    It was great to read about your workshop and the enthusiasm the school kids had. That you managed to squeeze the whole workshop within two days is remarkable. Also it was very good that you could have the display of the comics and get feedback from the people - this is always important. Genuine feedback is the best inspiration for making new (and better) comics.

    Nice blog too. It would be nice to see one of the comics uploaded, too.

    All the best, regards,

    Leif Packalen
    World Comics Finland


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