(Killing) an Elephant: Pain and protests by animation, comics and illustration community
8:00 pm PDT 04/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

I don’t remember how old I was, when I read a detective story in Bengali titled, Machi (Fly). The author’s name I can’t recall. But one thing that remained with me, as for the first time, I came to know of the ‘The World’s most dangerous animal’ through it. In 1963, the Illustrated London News published about an exhibition at the gorilla house at The Bronx Zoo in New York City. The exhibit told visitors: “You are looking at the … Read More

Indusverse – new entrant in the Indian comics space is sure to create a stir
8:00 pm PDT 03/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Comics have always been a respite for nerds like me. With this pandemic and social distancing, many of us have utilised our quarantine reading comics – old or new. The Indian comic industry is also booming and there’s a new entrant in town. Indusverse, a new comic book company helmed by TVF founder, Arunabh Kumar, as the founder and CEO has released three titles, part of its first set of Comic books YearZero which was launched by Bollywood director Vasan … Read More

Gal Gadot hints at queer romance in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’
7:00 pm PDT 02/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Actress Gal Gadot who plays Wonder Woman has hinted at a potential romance between her character and actress Kristen Wiig’s supervillain Cheetah in the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984. As Daily Mail UK reports, In an interview with SFX Magazine, Gadot and Wiig teased about their thoughts on fan theories about the relationship between their characters, in the Wonder Woman sequel. Being enquired if Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) and Barbara Ann Minerva (Cheetah) were on a date during a scene that … Read More

Tinkle to celebrate Shikari Shambu’s birthday with a virtual party
2:00 pm PDT 01/06/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Tinkle Comics is celebrating the 37th birthday of its beloved character Shikari Shambu who made an appearance in Tinkle in 1983. Shambu’s birthday will be marked by a string of week-long activities on their platform including a Zoom party. “The Tinkle Team is very excited to celebrate Shambu’s birthday. We are having a super fun virtual birthday party filled with games, activities and also a special session with Savio (Shambu’s artist for over 20 years) where the kids learn to … Read More

TidalWave Productions developing a fiction comic book series with Stormy Daniels
10:00 am PDT 29/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

TidalWave Productions has announced that it is developing a fiction comic book series with adult-film actress Stormy Daniels. Titled Stormy Daniels: Space Force, the comics will follow Captain Stormy Daniels as she commands the Helix, a starship serving the United Republic of Earth and its leader. Created by Daniels and TidalWave Productions head Darren G. Davis, with art by Pablo Martinena, the comic-book series is written by Michael Frizell and Andrew Shayde. The series will also feature special covers by … Read More

Gorillaz announce new comic book
4:00 pm PDT 27/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Gorillaz have announced the Gorillaz Almanac, a new book published in partnership with Z2 Comics, celebrating their 20-year history. The hardcover book features original art from over the years by Jamie Hewlett for the Damon Albarn–led project. Jammed with exclusive new artwork, including the first ever strip to star 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs; puzzles, games and more; plus a raft of special guest appearances from Gorillaz collaborators past and present, Gorillaz Almanac is a compendium of delights which … Read More

DC Comics released a first look at ‘Batman: The Smile Killer’
10:00 am PDT 27/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

DC has released a first look at the follow-up to Joker: Killer Smile, written by Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino, Batman: The Smile Killer! The first book was essentially about a psychotherapist who was (somewhat arrogantly) trying to treat and cure an imprisoned Joker. The psychotherapist was not able to do that, he was drawn into The Joker’s mania, violence ensured, and a pretty good comic book emerged. The second story involves a young Bruce Wayne who has grown up … Read More

Eid Mubarak : Artists seek blessings and strength in desolate times
3:00 pm PDT 25/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Festivals are time for celebration, happiness, laughter, faith and prosperity. Of seeking blessings for a better future. Eid is one such pious occasion. 2020 has been an extremely tough year for all of us across the globe, having to deal with a pandemic, severe cyclone, forest fires, lockdown, locust invasion, economic downturn, plane crash several deaths and what not. Perhaps, all of us need blessings more than anything right now for the world to heal soon. Today’s Eid is different … Read More

Full Marvel Comics slate to launch in May and June 2020
9:00 pm PDT 20/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel has announced the line-up of comic titles to be launching in May and June. The comic book giant is commencing sales of its comic books at local comic shops after a temporary disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Things are going to be merry in the Marvel Comic Universe again. Some digital-first books arrived today, 20 May. From Spider-Man to Iron-Man, Thor, with Conan, to X-Men, there’s a lot more! 20 May – Comics (Digital-First): 2020 IRONHEART #1 MARVEL’S … Read More

Boom! announces ‘Mega Man: Fully Charged’ in new comic book series
3:00 pm PDT 20/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

BOOM! Studios, in partnership with WildBrain and Dentsu Entertainment USA, announced Mega Man: Fully Charged, a six-issue comic book series based on the television series of the same name, which will be debuting in August. The comic sees the return of Mega Man: Fully Charged TV writers A.J. Marchisello and Marcus Rinehart in collaboration with artist Stefano Simeone (Read Only Memories) and acclaimed comics creators and TV/film executive producers Man of Action Entertainment. “We are excited to see the expansion … Read More

‘Supergirl’ comic to conclude with final two issues available only digitally
5:00 pm PDT 19/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

DC Comics announced in February, that the Supergirl comic book series would conclude with issue #42, which, at the time, was scheduled to be released on 27 May. Now after the coronavirus pandemic took hold, the distribution of comic books have been disrupted, forcing the publisher make the final two issues of Supergirl available only digitally. Supergirl #41 will be available digitally on 26 May, while the final issue, Supergirl #42 will be available for download on 30 June. Both … Read More

Kross Komics organises contest for Indian comic writers and artists to make the local content global
6:00 pm PDT 18/05/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

With printing of comics shut down for indefinite time, digital media is all one can rely on. And of course, digital comics may not have the touch and feel of an old comic book, but they sure have some amazing content to share with comic lovers all across the globe. Kross Komics, a one of its kind app in India is the newest way of storytelling which diversifies your imagination, giving you an all-new experience of the comic world.  Kross … Read More