Pakistani comics
Earliest publications1950s-

Pakistani comics (Urdu: پاکستانی کامکس) are comics or graphic novels originating from Pakistan. They have been publishing for a long time and Pakistani comics creators have gone to produce influential work in the comics industry.


After independence, comics are only used for politics and social issues.[1] There was no professional comic artist but cartoonists started making it for newspaper articles.

In 21st century, artists started creating comic books. Some new characters and superheroes arose.[2]

Notable Pakistani comic book artists

Notable Pakistani comic book illustrators and publishers include Nigar Nazar,[3] Farooq Qaiser, Jawed Iqbal, and Yusuf Lodhi.


No. Book Writer(s) Publisher
1 Paasban – The Guardians (2015)[4] Gauher Aftab CFx Comics (Creative Frontiers)
2 Zindan: The Last Ansaars (2015)[5] Omar Mirza
Khurram Methabin
Kachee Goliyan
3 Umru Ayar (2013)[6] Hasan Ansari Kachee Goliyan
4 Team Muhafiz (2015) Imran Azhar AzCorp
5 Pakistan Man (2013)[7] Hassan Sohail Siddiqui HS comics
6 Pakistan Girl (2017)[8] Hassan Sohail Siddiqui HS comics
7 Blood Lines (2017)[9] Mehran Khan Crucible studios
8 KODA (2015)[10] Mudassar But[11] Comic Con Pk
9 Paak Legion (2017)[12] Umair Najeeb Khan UNK
10 Karachi but Haunted (2019)[13] Komal Ashfaq [14] N/A


See also


  1. ^ "A Pakistani cartoonist tries to keep up his craft in the face of rising restrictions". The World. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Twelve new superheroes coming to change Pakistan's comic book industry". Samaa English. Retrieved 12 Nov 2019.
  3. ^ "Gogi, the heroine created by Pakistan's first female cartoonist". BBC. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Deradicalizing Pakistan Through Comic Books". Forbes. Retrieved Aug 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "'Zindan: The Last Ansaars'". DAWN. 5 February 2015.
  6. ^ "The resurrection of Umru Ayar". DAWN. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Pakistan Man: A stint with the [extra] ordinary". The Express Tribune.
  8. ^ "Pakistan Girl, first Pakistani female superhero comic book released". trending.
  9. ^ "Hardcover of Pakistani Comic Blood Lines Has Finally Been Released". trending.
  10. ^ "Comic Con PK - Pakistan's Prolific Comic Convention". Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  11. ^ "The Comic-Con artist | Shehr |". Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  12. ^ "Meet Paak Legion: Our very own group of Pakistani superheroes". Geo News. Retrieved 14 Dec 2019.
  13. ^ "Karachi but Haunted".
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  15. ^ "We Went to a Comic Con in Pakistan: A day with the magnificent cosplaying nerds of Comic Con Lahore". vise. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 Feb 2018.
  16. ^ "Fans dress up as comic book, anime characters for third TwinCon". DAWN. 29 February 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.