I first came up with Viccckkky (for the sake of simplicity, Vicky) while I was an assistant editor at Random magazine, back in 2011. At the time I was putting finishing touches to my first graphic novel. I even performed him at the Golden Kela Awards of 2011 (check at 00:27), bringing in the guests. This alive was the character for me.

Vicky is the archetype bad boy of 90’s “college” films. Whenever I draw this character, all I hear is the voice of Mohnish Bahl. So much so that I tried animating a Viccckkky over his voice. really bad 1 hour job.

For this comic I went out of my way to research 90’s films. I remembered them, but to seem them again, and pausing after every 1 minute is fun. Want to see my research notes? will upload in a few days!

Since 2011, I pitched this idea to anyone who could publish a book or an animated film. And guess what, everybody said no. Sometimes I don’t understand why people say no to these ideas. Maybe it’s me, maybe it’s Maybelline.

I was holding on till Nishant Jain – cartoonist and owner of the webcomic – Rajma Chawal Ink told me about this BOLLYWOOD VILLAINS PROJECT trying show Bollywood villains in a positive light. Vicky fits right in. So I did mine, while he worked on his comic about MOGAMBO and the pursuit of happyness.

Phew. Vicky has many adventures. Only if they can happen.