Maula Jutt and aliens: Kachee Goliyan launch their first comic book

Published: January 2, 2012
The creators plan to print a comic book every month for free.

The creators plan to print a comic book every month for free.

The creators plan to print a comic book every month for free. Nofal with their fans at Pakistan’s first proper online comic KACHEE GOLIYAN launch of the first printed issue held at T2F on Sunday. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: The New Year kicked off with the launch of “The Fallen Warrior”, the comic book by Kachee Goliyan.

The two main characters of the Kachee Goliyan, were inspired from its creators, 21-year-old Ramish Safa and Nofal Khan, who study at the Institute of Business Management (IoBM). JC and Sufi, who are passionate about Doodh Pati and Nihari, get themselves in bizarre situations and find solutions to them.

In the book, the renowned Punjabi hero, Maula Jutt, is resurrected to fight off an alien invasion. Safa explained that the sole purpose of their apolitical cartoons was to entertain the young and give them something to laugh about.

“We wanted the masses to be able to relate to the characters,” he said. “We grew up reading comics which were not related to our society, hence we introduced local characters.” Safa said that he like Japanese comics more because they were more realistic than the American ones.

Safa explained how the 45-minute drive, to and fro, between home and university contributed to the creation of the comics. “We would be laughing and cracking random jokes all the way.”

He said that they chose the name Kachee Goliyan because they wanted others to know that they were serious about what they were doing.

Both Safa and Nofal claim that they are the first ones in Pakistan to launch their comics online, last year in June with their Facebook page.  Now the page has over 16,000 fans a new comic strip is uploaded every day on their page. The cartoons are drawn by Safa,while Khan manages their marketing.

At the book launch at PeaceNiche T2F, their friends and acquaintances were full of praise for both. One of their friends, Danial Shah, said that his most favourite cartoon was of Meera who said that she was 16 years old all her life and her tombstone said so as well. “It really cracked me up,” he said. “The best thing about Kachee Golian is that the language is simple.” Faryal Mohiuddin, a fellow student at IoBM, said that she read the comics every day on Facebook. “They [Khan and Safa] are funnier in person,” she said as she held on to her copy of the comic book.

The two youngsters want to be able to print a comic book every month for free. “We want the comic culture to spread in the country with Kachee Goliyan,” said Safa. “We want entrepreneurs to join in and help make people laugh.”

Published in The Express Tribune, January 2nd,  2012.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Jan 2, 2012 - 6:47AM

    I wonder what’s their target audience.


    Jan 2, 2012 - 12:18PM

    @The Only Normal Person Here.:
    People with good sense of humour


  • Unbiased
    Jan 2, 2012 - 6:26PM

    that is rarity in here


  • Smj
    Jan 2, 2012 - 8:09PM

    Interesting clash of Maula Jutt and Ailien:)


  • Adi
    Jan 3, 2012 - 11:12AM

    checked it out at FB…a bit immature, but still good start!


  • Samira
    Jan 16, 2012 - 5:58PM

    Sounds like a good venture. Good luck and best wishes for your success, guys!


  • zehra
    Feb 23, 2012 - 10:43AM

    i love them , it is so refreshing to see something good. may they be successful . it is a ritual to read ther comics on fb now . all the best for the printed version.
    humor is not limited by any age and can be enjoyed by all, like archie comics


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