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This anthology explores tensions among the individualistic inventive beliefs and the collective business realities of latest cultural creation with eighteen all-new chapters featuring pioneering empirical examine at the complexities and controversies of comics work.
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They responded very well. That was when I first got the sense of how interesting and productive a collective like this would be. And I was quite encouraged by that. At the same time, listening to their responses and comments and then listening to their own stories and ideas and discussing it was encouraging, too. That whole set of meetings was very energizing. This sense of synergy, much like the intense communal sentiment of communitas, energized the Pao Collective and, through them, the larger comics scene in Delhi and beyond.
The other members of Pao pointed out a similar appreciation for what each of them brought to comics and to their collective as key to its value. This reveals the process of negotiating community within its creation, where Sen and the other members of Pao worked to build social structure while maintaining an appreciation for the parts, or individuals, that make it up. Sen, for his part, is equally concerned with maintaining the network for creative energy that Pao has become. He reflects thus on what is unique about comics culture in India today: There are no norms or limitations.
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