How Bakarmax Is Leading India's Underground Comics Renaissance

From searing political insight to poop jokes, Sumit Kumar’s Bakarmax is at the vanguard of India's underground comics scene.

Krish Raghav

May 28, 2019

How Bakarmax Is Leading India's Underground Comics Renaissance

In 2016, when webcomic Bakarmax became his full-time job, Delhi cartoonist Sumit Kumar set himself three simple rules: no punchlines, no consistent art style, no single protagonist. In other words, he was breaking the three foundations of all successful webcomics, from xKCD to The Oatmeal.