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A Month in INK

  • Published at 03:32 pm November 10th, 2018
Nov 9, WT, Pg 17
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Cartoon People bring Inktober to Dhaka

As a nod to a month-long art challenge created by British comic book artist and cartoonist Jake Parker in 2009, Bangladesh-based cartoon collective Cartoon People arranged for an Inktober exhibition, curating some of the best local entries for the global challenge.

The exhibition was officially launched on November 2, at the EMK Centre in Dhanmondi. 

Iconic cartoonist Ahsan Habib inaugurated the exhibition by cutting a ribbon. Special guests such as painter Biswajit Goswami and Naveed Akbar, director of EMK Center were also present at the inauguration ceremony.

The specialty of this exhibition was the fact that all the drawings were in black and white, rendered with ink, brushes and pens. To have fun and improve one’s inking skills, the originator Jake Parker made the challenge of drawing 31 ink drawings in 31 days throughout October. The challenge quickly went viral amongst artists around the world. Bangladesh has its own strong presence, with numbers of entries constantly on the rise. 

Cartoon People has arranged this event with the submissions from Bangladeshi artists who have partaken in the challenge this year. With submissions taken in two parts, there are a total of 72 artists with 135 drawings featured in this exhibition. The exhibition also features 25 original sketchbooks used for the challenge. There are also two iPads that are featuring scans of more artworks.

The first day of the exhibition was filled with excited visitors checking out the sketchbooks and the artwork on display, as well as a chance to get a selfie with their favourite artist.  The exhibition also had live music and free snacks for all. 

The exhibition will be open till November 17, everyday from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will also be a live figure drawing session on the 10th of November.

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