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Suppandi, now toon for all teens

Popular simpleton Suppandi will now provide comic relief to teenagers plagued with problems in the real world.

entertainment Updated: Dec 16, 2011 16:04 IST
Sneha Mahale
Suppandi-comics
Suppandi-comics

Popular simpleton Suppandi will now provide comic relief to teenagers plagued with problems in the real world. His latest magazine, Suppandi 48 by ACK-Media, will see stories based on issues concerning teenagers, with the cult cartoon character exploring different professions and hobbies, discussing technology and having fun-filled adventures with his friends.



“Suppandi will remain Suppandi, but his stories will be written in different styles. Though there will be a noticeable difference between Suppandi stories in Tinkle and Suppandi 48, the essence will be kept intact,” says Anisha Karthick, editor, Suppandi 48.



The sixth issue of Suppandi 48 is the first teen issue, and stories revolve around topics that connect with teens. “The content of the magazine is decided by the editorial team, keeping in mind factors like the current scenario, issues that would attract a teenager and the different media they are exposed to,” says Karthick, adding that as of now, the magazine will be available only in print form.



A new character that has been introduced in the magazine is Super Suppandi, who is Suppandi’s alter ego. He is a superhero who fights bizarre crimes and weird villains and usually ends up creating more trouble instead of helping the situation.



“We also have a story in Manga style, where the script flows from right to left and the pages are upside down. Other fun features include a completely nonsensical quiz on zombie outbreaks and a thrills and chills section for fans of horror stories,” says Karthick.



The cover of the sixth issue is ACK’s take on pop art, and is accompanied with a ‘Teens Only’ stamp. Suppandi 48 costs Rs 40 and is out on stands.



Sizing up Suppandi

Suppandi is a comic character who appears in Tinkle comics. A village simpleton, he attracts more trouble by thinking for himself instead of simply following orders, and is considered the most famous among the characters appearing in the comic book. He made his debut in Tinkle No.27 in January, 1983.