"March To The Beat Of Your Own Drum"
Atanu Deb (1988-): Presently working as Assistant Professor (Agricultural Extension) at CUTM University, Odisha. Pursued PhD on Agriculture, Rural and Tribal Development. I spent my childhood at Northern Part of Bengal. I was an art school dropout. Then there is my Maa who inspired me to paint, sometimes acted as an art teacher. Along with some friends, I started to publish a Bengali little magazine, named as ‘DHRUBA’(2000-2012). Thereafter, I started my journey as a Bengali content writer. During graduation, I was attracted by ‘Street Play’ and ‘Folk Music’. That’s how our band ‘ICHCHEDANA’ (wings of desire) was formed. After that, short film and documentary films became the nucleus of attraction. I jumped on it. During 2013, I started to create comics and Graphic Novels. Travelogue sketchbook and flash fictions are my cup of tea. Now I’m involved with book illustration and cover design. Recently my Bengali prose book ‘Poth Jaye Paye Themey’ has been published.