Saumin Patel

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SAUMIN PATEL is a comic book artist / illustrator from Mumbai-India.

He graduated from Sir J.J Institute Of Applied Arts with First Class in B.F.A Applied arts

He joined as animator/ illustrator. In two years time the company expanded its work base into animation for broadcast. During this period he worked on various animation projects for MTV India and NIKELODEAN. He also art directed and animated his short film ‘PAYBACK’ which was nominated in the best short film category at the first FICCI in the year 2004.

Soon after that he went independent working on various animation and illustration projects for many advertising agencies and television channels. His clients include JWT, LOWE, O&M, LEO BURNETT, SAATCHI & SAATCHI, PUBLICIS INDIA, STAR NEWS, VH-1. The work was good but he was looking for some challenge.

VIRGIN COMICS LLC. provided a tempting opportunity of creating comics in India.
He joined just out of love for the medium of comics and to do his bit of labor to make the medium more popular in India. He worked on visual development of various animation projects designing concepts, characters and environments. He co-created MUMBAI MACGUFFIN with writer saurav mohapatra for Virgin Comics.

Currently he is independently working on various visual development projects for feature and ad films. Developing stories in graphic novel format with various writers and film directors. His quest now is to tell stories through the medium of comic books and films.


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