‘Ramayana’ gets a fresh spin with Ashok K Banker’s graphic novel ‘Prince of Ayodhya’
7:00 pm PDT 29/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

I clearly remember the time when as a child I used to listen to my grandad recite the epics – The Mahabharata and The Ramayana as enthralling stories. The magnanimity, grandeur and larger-than-life characters have always thrilled me. Over the years, I came to realise something that my teacher said when I was in fifth standard- “Whatever isn’t present in these epics aren’t there in this country”. These epics are still relevant and modern these epics are that we discover … Read More

Amar Chitra Katha’s Uncle Pai receives lifetime achievement award for promoting reading
6:00 pm PDT 29/01/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

India is a land of stories! Our generations have grown up hearing and telling them too. Amar Chitra Katha’s founder Anant Pai, fondly known as Uncle Pai launched comics in an era when comics were not respected by the parents and other educational institutes. Recently Food 4 Thought Foundation recognised Pai with lifetime achievement award for promoting reading. Amar Chitra Katha business head Shilpi Mathur accepted the award on his behalf. Feeling proud of it, Mathur said, “It was a … Read More

Pop star Poppy returns to comics with ‘Damnation: Poppy’s Inferno’
10:00 am PDT 29/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Pop culture icon Poppy announces a sophomore comic titled Damnation: Poppy’s Inferno, which will follow up her 2019 debut Genesis 1. Damnation: Poppy’s Inferno continues down the path, this time putting Poppy in a story in which there are those who literally seek to control and change her for their own purposes and leading her through the depths of hell itself. In Genesis 1, the pop star and writer Ryan Cady (Infinite Dark) tackled themes of influence through a dissection of … Read More

Tinkle Comics’ Shikari Shambu will be travelling the world in 2020
6:00 pm PDT 28/01/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

The very popular comic, Tinkle has always been one of the reasons to cultivate the habit of reading in kids. With the various comic strips, stories, riddles, puzzles and fun activities, the comic has managed to remain a top favourite among young readers and adults alike. 2019 saw Tinkle exploring story arcs in old and new series. Tantri the Mantri managed to become king, the Defective Detectives, DD, followed the mystery of the strange gadgets of the Bunkum Trunkum, while … Read More

This National Voters’ Day take a look at comics which spread awareness about the right to vote
12:30 pm PDT 25/01/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

“Voting is not only our right- it is our power” – Loung Ung To make young voters aware about their rights and encourage them to take part in the political process, the Government of India has decided to celebrate 25 January every year as National Voters’ Day. The day was first celebrated on January 25, 2011, to mark the Foundation day of the Election Commission of India. This year marks 10 years of National Voters’ Day, which is celebrated all … Read More

Remembering the cartoonist in Balasaheb Thackeray on his 94th birth anniversary
12:00 pm PDT 23/01/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Shiv Sena founder late Balasaheb Thackeray, India’s most influential politician in Maharashtra, has won hearts with his powerful leadership qualities and love for his followers.  Though his journey as a politician is well known and admired all over, many are not aware about his love for comics. Thackeray began his career with Free Press Journal in Mumbai as a cartoonist. His cartoons were also published in the Sunday edition of The Times of India. Thackeray launched the cartoon weekly, Marmik … Read More

Menstrupedia’s audio visual comic is a boon to women and girls across the country
5:30 pm PDT 22/01/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

A husband-wife duo, Aditi Gupta and Tuhin Paul came up with an innovative way to spread awareness about menstruation a few years back. And now are bringing out an audio visual version of the comic Menstrupedia. The audio visual book version of Menstrupedia is very similar to the original comic. It focuses on the same subject of menstruation with different audio content for different frames.  The comic is targeted at kids aged nine to 13 and revolves around the lives … Read More

T4Tales makes Indian languages global through interactive books; launches one in Tamil today
6:30 pm PDT 21/01/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Founded in 2016 by Pridhee Kapoor Gupta, T4Tales is reviving the magic of Indian stories in a whole new format of interactive books in Indian languages. T4Tales has a total of four books till date which includes Gol Mol Bol, Das din, Kahaani Puraani, Chuglubugloo. The company launched Das Din in Tamil (Patthu Natkal) today on Amazon India and will soon be bringing out other books in other languages. Three of them are exclusively penned by Gupta and two are illustrated by … Read More

Yali Dream Creations CEO hopes ‘Rakshak’ will inspire more film adaptations of comics in India
7:00 pm PDT 16/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Superheroes/heroines have always saved the world…and also the box-office! Quite literally! Be it Hollywood or Bollywood, there’s no dearth of superheroes as the audience simply can’t get over them or the concept of an extraordinary person taking on the wrong. Recently, Yali Dream Creations’ Rakshak became the first superhero comic book series which will be adapted on silver screen. Helmed by noted filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, the film adaptation is produced by White Feather Films and co-produced by Yali Dream Creations … Read More

Marvel announces the return of The Phoenix Force to the ‘X-Men’ comics
4:00 pm PDT 16/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

  Marvel has announced the return of The Phoenix Force to the X-Men comics as part of Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men relaunch in the stunning cover for Cable.  The entity of Phoenix Force has bonded with other characters, and often used the alias Phoenix while bonded. The Phoenix Force is famous for its central role in The Dark Phoenix Saga storyline, and is frequently linked to Jean Grey. Hickman’s X-Men relaunch has essentially unveiled the Golden Age of the mutant race. … Read More

“Today’s readers are more aware, tech savvy and opinionated” – Tinkle editor-in-chief Rajani Thindiath
6:00 pm PDT 13/01/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Tinkle completed four decades in the comic industry and is still a popular kids’ magazine in India. With celebrations galore at the office, Tinkle is bringing some fun and exciting puzzles for the young readers. On completing four decades, Tinkle editor-in-chief Rajani Thindiath said, “We have followed the path that Uncle Pai and Subba Rao (whose idea it was to start a children’s magazine) have laid out. Our young readers are the ones who guide us in what goes into … Read More

Holy Cow launches a new title about ‘asuras’ at Delhi Comic Con 2019
6:00 pm PDT 11/01/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Holy Cow Entertainment launched a new comic titled The Last Asuran at the 2019 Delhi Comic Con. Targeted towards teen adults, The Last Asuran basically tells the story of an MMA fighter Desh who also happens to be the last remaining Asura of the royal lineage. This book also pits him up against vampires thereby telling us the end result of the age old rivalry. Spinning out of the pages of the national bestselling Aghori series, Holy Cow Entertainment proudly brings … Read More