City boy Wai Knot is new kid on Tinkle block

City boy Wai Knot is new kid on Tinkle block

 The popular cartoon comic book, Tinkle, will soon introduce a new character, Wai Knot, a 10-year-old boy from Namma Bengaluru.

Brash, unapologetic and most of all incredibly strong-minded, Wai Knot, the newstoon, will stand out from Suppandi, Shikari Shambu and other Tinkle toons. True to his name, Wai Knot always challenges those around him. He is inquisitive, be it his dad or his best friend Kia. Wai Knot has a very simple life motto – “Don’t ask why. Ask why not!”

The character has been created by Sean D’Mello who sees Wai Knot as a reflection of today’s kids. “Instead of merely following what is being told to them, they choose to map their own way. They prefer to scrape their knees and bruise their elbows before accepting that they might be wrong. I love writing for Wai Knot. He makes no excuses about who he is and doesn’t hide how he feels. That’s also where Kia, his best friend, fits in perfectly. She understands why Wai does what he does and mostly sticks around just for the laughs at his expense.”

Group Art Director at ACK Media, Savio Mascarenhas, added, “Wai Knot is a character that is very different from any other toon we have had in Tinkle. He always asks questions and that’s an important way of learning for kids. They want to understand things on their own. Wai Knot, with his ever quizzical nature, encourages more kids to be curious.”

In the past, Tinkle has introduced characters like Suppandi, Shambu and Tantri the Mantri, which are known names for  generations – being on the shelves for over three decades now. The magazine, over the years, has carved out its niche in the Indian comic space.

The new Tinkle fortnightly will have 48 pages of fun-filled stories that will feature the adventures of your favourite toons, edge-of-your-seat thrillers and slice-of-life stories that will leave you smiling. in addition to puzzles and games as well as interesting trivia about events and festivals.

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