WonTolla Comix to release second edition of ‘Sleepsutra’ soon
5:30 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

WonTolla Comix’s first edition of Sleepsutra resonated with a large number of people, with the comic artist Chaitanya Modak getting messages from readers who  told him that it has helped them overcome sleep apnea to people who have identified with sleep patterns and incidences in the book congratulating him over depicting it exactly as it happens. Considering the positive response and love for sleep from various generations, Modak now is bringing to the readers a collection of 48 sleeps! The … Read More

DC to launch the all new ‘Batman: The Adventures Continue’
12:30 pm PDT 14/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

DC Comics will launch a new six-issue miniseries titled Batman: The Adventures Continue, which will be set in the same world as the acclaimed animated series from the ’90s. The show’s co-creator, Paul Dini, is teaming up with fellow producer Alan Burnett, and artist Ty Templeton to create a new series for DC. Batman: The Adventures Continue will be a digital-first six-issue mini-series, and its first installments will be released in April 2020. Batman: The Adventures Continue #1, the first … Read More

Comic artist Abhijeet Kini to teach the art of creating comics at Kala Ghoda Art Fest 2020
2:30 pm PDT 06/02/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

With comic industry booming in India and many aspiring comic artists showcasing their art through various social media platforms, Abhijeet Kini Studios is having a comic workshop at Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2020, this coming weekend. The workshop will be focusing on making comics and will be help the participants take a look at how characters are created, the various sketching techniques and creating stories in the form of comics. Abhijeet Kini Studios founder Abhijeet Kini says, “Comics is an artform, and also a … Read More

“Overwhelmed at the response of Ahmedabad Comic Con…hope to enter Kolkata, Chennai and Pune by 2021”: Jatin Varma
8:30 pm PDT 03/02/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Comic Con is rightly termed as the #BestWeekendOfTheYear, delivering unlimited fun, adventure, fervour to 1.2 million visitors at ‘India’s Greatest Pop Culture Experience’ for the past nine years. Comic Con India is the place for everyone to ‘Engage, Explore and Experience’ the best that modern pop-culture, literature, and films have to offer from India and the world.  After Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru, Ahmedabad witnessed its first ever edition of Comic Con at Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Centre, Memnagar, … Read More

Studio of the Week | Monky Ink Blots
7:30 pm PDT 03/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

  Name of Studio: Monky Ink Blots About the studio: Monky Ink Blots is a small scale startup one-man studio, owned by comic artist Ahmed Sikander that provides creative visualisation, graphic design and illustration services to clients as well as a platform to showcase his personal projects like paper-based products or comics. Location: Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra Projects: Comic illustrations for Inside India- children’s activity book series, comics for Lawtoons 2, storyboards and character designs for an explanatory video of NERL, caricatures for … Read More

India’s first comic app, Kross Komics gets 200k downloads in just six weeks
5:30 pm PDT 03/02/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

India’s first of its kind destination for comic lovers, Kross Komics is the newest way of storytelling which diversifies your imagination, giving you an all-new experience of the comic world. After being out on Google Playstore for just six weeks, the app has already garnered 200,000 downloads.  Talking to AnimationXpress, Kross Komics president and CEO Hyunwoo Thomas Kim said, “When I came to India five years ago, I went to a local book store and was surprised to see comics … Read More

Animators and comic artists around the country take part in Protest Fest in Bengaluru
7:30 pm PDT 30/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

For the past few months, the country has witnessed a lot of agitation and uproar over the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and NRC (National Register of Citizens). Several incidents involving violence have arisen which directly or indirectly have a connection to this political move. However, this move has brought the masses together in unison like never before, all across India. Many of the animators, comic artists and illustrators around India have also not shied away from picking a side and … Read More

‘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