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

Marvel to launch ‘Outlawed’ series in April
3:00 pm PDT 11/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel will be launching a new Outlawed series in April. After the release of Power Pack: Grow Up one-shot this past August, Power Pack: Outlawed launches from Marvel Comics. The series which reunites the classic team of Katie, Julie, Jack and Alex will be released as part of Marvel’s upcoming Outlawed event, which focuses on the House of Ideas’ teenage heroes. The Outlawed story will spin off into three new series after it makes its April debut with Champions #1 is … Read More

Comic artist Ahmed Sikander collaborates with Fun OK Please for children’s activity books
5:30 pm PDT 10/01/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Publishing houses Fun OK Please and Harper Collins India released children’s books with illustrations by comic artist Ahmed Sikander. The houses recently launched Inside India Fascinating Food. These are children’s activity books with Indian themes, which contain a lot of interesting unknown facts about India. The first book was about Indian festivals, while the second showcased the history of India. Indy and Dia are two characters who are on a mouth-watering, tummy rumbling and fun tour to India’s unique culinary … Read More

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Fenil Comics to release Australian graphic novel in Hindi
7:00 pm PDT 09/01/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Fenil Comics will be releasing its first international series in January 2020, titled Exilium. It is an Australian space fiction graphic novel series written by Benjamin Slabak. The six part series was the highest crowd-funded comic book series with a collection of $26,000.  “Exilium is one of the favourite stories I have written, born out of love for sci-fi and space opera classics such as Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, Firefly, and others. When I created Exilium, I didn’t want … Read More

Marvel gives a sneak peek at the upcoming ‘Star Wars: Darth Vader #1’
2:00 pm PDT 09/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel is now coming up with a slate of new Star Wars comics. A sneak peek of Star Wars: Darth Vader #1, the next chapter in a new series released by Marvel by artists Greg Pak and Raffaele Ienco, was unveiled. The Star Wars universe is nowhere close to concluding the fan favourite Skywalker and Skywalker- adjacent characters. Arriving next month, the series picks up in the aftermath of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as a new mission for the … Read More

“‘Rakshak’ film adaptation is the way to go for Indian Comics that has long been marginalised”: Shamik Dasgupta
6:30 pm PDT 03/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Helmed by noted filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, Yali Dream Creations’ comics Rakshak is all set to come alive on big screens. Gupta (Shootout at Lokhandwala, Kaabil, Jazbaa and Shootout at Wadala fame) took to Twitter to announce that he’ll be directing the graphic novel into a “massive and ambitious” film, first of its kind in India. So proud and happy to announce that my company White Feather Films has acquired the rights for RAKSHAK. A thrilling graphic novel about a vigilante … Read More