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There Is FINALLY Someone Who Perfectly Illustrates The Joys And Struggles Of Growing Up In India

It's funny because it's true.

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Indian webcomic "Brown Paperbag" launched on June 24 and, within a week, the page has garnered over 50,000 likes.

The artist behind the comic, Saigo, is originally from Mumbai and studies at the Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology in Bengaluru.

The comic represents the struggles of growing up in India, mostly via its recurring character Kabir’s life.

"I spent the entire summer reading a lot of webcomics, and it inspired me to start my own. I noticed a lack of non-political Indian satire and chose to base my comics on that theme," SaiGo told BuzzFeed.

"I used to make comics in drawing books as a kid, but simply for my own enjoyment. I had started a webcomic series titled 'Growing Pain' two years ago but never went past one chapter," he added.
Saigo / Via Facebook: brownpaperbagcomics

"I used to make comics in drawing books as a kid, but simply for my own enjoyment. I had started a webcomic series titled 'Growing Pain' two years ago but never went past one chapter," he added.

Considering that Indian parents are a recurrence in the comic, he added that his parents love it, but that none of the characters are based on them even if they do find some traits relatable.

"The comic characters are not representations of me or my family, or any specific group of people. They are just embodiments of the various stereotypes that prevail in Indian society," he said.

He doesn’t yet plan on monetising the comic or publishing it yet, but is open to doing so in the future.

Follow him on Facebook, Webtoons and Instagram.
Saigo / Via Facebook: brownpaperbagcomics

Follow him on Facebook, Webtoons and Instagram.