Meera Sapra,

Comic Writer

Cosmopolitan (India) - - ONLY IN COSMO -

(life­sacomic­strip.blogspot.com)

Q. What are your in­spi­ra­tions in the world of com­edy?

A. I’ve grown up read­ing comics, and much of my in­spi­ra­tion comes from there. I found that ex­press­ing my thoughts via hu­mour light­ens al­most any topic and makes the ex­pe­ri­ence much more en­joy­able.

Q. What’s the fun­ni­est joke you know?

A. The In­dian democ­racy.

Q. What’s the hard­est part of the job?

A. Try­ing to ap­peal to ev­ery­one’s sense of hu­mour with­out of­fend­ing any­one.

Q. How did you get into writ­ing comics?

A. I dis­cov­ered that you don’t need to be able to draw to cre­ate comics. You just need a sense of hu­mour and some ideas. I dis­cov­ered an on­line strip cre­ator (ToonDoo) and start­ing blog­ging my comics. Q. Which top­ics are the most con­tro­ver­sial and which are the most pop­u­lar in your comics?

A. Sur­pris­ingly, the most con­tro­ver­sial themes are also the most pop­u­lar ones. Themes con­cern­ing pol­i­tics, so­ci­ety or is­sues that ef­fect the com­mon man are quite a rage.

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