From casual illustrations to designing for CryptoBitco – Journey of Parul Khandelwal’s Line Drawing Co
11:00 am PDT 07/11/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Ever gazed at the limitless, leisurely moving, azure coloured firmament up above and experienced an avalanche of hazy, imbelic-yet-intriguing imaginations letting rip in your head? Well, graphic designer and illustrator Parul Khandelwal’s one such moment while perambulating on the bustling streets of Bandra, Mumbai, became the turning point of her life. It marked the inception of her own graphic designing and illustration venture, The Line Drawing Co (TLDC). “I looked up at the sky and saw a huge pent house, … Read More

Halloween special: Five horror comics to give you the chills on all Saints’ Eve!
5:00 pm PDT 30/10/2017 By Sachin Bhat

It’s that time of the year when a group of friends gather around in funky costumes, publish pictures of their hideously painted faces; children knock around the neighbourhood doors asking the customary Trick or Treat and when the knives are drawn out to carve a lantern out of a pumpkin. Or should I say, a Jack-o’-lantern. Yes, Halloween is almost upon us and the preparations are in full swing. Although the ghosts and ghouls aren’t celebrated here as much as … Read More

‘The Flash’ season four: A review of episode ‘Luck be a lady’
6:00 pm PDT 28/10/2017 By Sachin Bhat

We’re now into the fourth prong of Barry Allen and his adventures as the Flash. Following the traumatic events of Savitar in the previous season, the Central City crusader and his team have now turned over a new chapter in their lives. Three episodes in, and everything’s starting to take shape. In the third and the latest episode ‘Luck be a lady’, we witnessed a relatively cagey affair. Not to say it didn’t package any eye-popping moments (which we’ll come … Read More

Orange Radius to tap into motion comics with upcoming ‘Parshu’ web series
7:10 pm PDT 25/10/2017 By Sachin Bhat

The Indian film industry’s pursuit of birthing its own version of a classic superhero may still prolong, but comic publishing house Orange Radius has been riding a wave of its own ever since Parshu was brought to existence. The character is inspired by Lord Parshuram, an avatar of Vishnu, who imbues great guts and glory. However, it’s the sacred axe – Parshu – that fired the imagination of Raveesh Mohan, the founder of Orange Radius and the brain behind India’s … Read More

Mumbai Comic Con: Major Highlights
5:30 pm PDT 23/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Comic Con India’s fifth edition of Maruti Suzuki Mumbai Comic Con will take place on 11 and 12 November 2017 between 11 am to 8 pm at Bombay Exhibition Centre (Goregaon). Special international guests at MCC will include Nick Seluk, creator of the popular web comic The Awkward Yeti, British comics artist David Lloyd (V for Vendetta), Transformers comics series artist, designer and illustrator Andrew Griffith, professional comic book artist for DC and Dark Horse Comics Yishan Li, and international pro-cosplayer … Read More

The Amalgam universe from the eyes of Marvel and DC
12:08 am PDT 22/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

There have been clashes between characters in the past but never a fusion, which is why this gave a distinct taste and view to the whole spectrum. The only other memorable moment was in 1976 where the man of steel Superman faced off against the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Yes, you know what I am saying. Initially there were conflicts between Marvel and DC. The respective characters destroyed the character as well as its rival universe. To end the rivalry the … Read More

Wolverine goes up against Deadpool in new Marvel comics
6:50 pm PDT 18/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

It seems that Marvel is still at the top of their game with the new comic book release with an interesting versus battle. The company holds nothing back, now that they are making two beasts face-off, wildly striking each other in an epic battle. The book features Marvel heroes Deadpool and Old Man Logan, an X-man, both highly adept in the use of blades and healing abilities. This new issue brings in surprises and is a continuation of the famous ‘Deadpool vs’ … Read More

Fifth edition of Maruti Suzuki Hyderabad Comic Con concludes successfully
5:00 pm PDT 16/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Comic Con India hosted city’s biggest pop culture event – Maruti Suzuki Hyderabad Comic Con 2017 over the weekend at Hitex Exhibition Centre. The show hosted a spectacular lineup of events including special international guest appearances, exclusive experiential & gaming zones, artist alley, fans sessions, cosplay, book launches  and much more. Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma shared, “Celebrating our fifth anniversary with Hyderabad was really special this year. We had a great turnout. Thanks to the support of our … Read More

Meta Desi to launch ‘Holy Hell Vol.4’ and re-launch ‘Retrograde’ at Comic Con India
6:45 pm PDT 13/10/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

Comic Con has begun at full throttle in India and comic houses are gearing up for new launches. So is Meta Desi with its new volume of Holy Hell. The fourth volume of Holy Hell will be launched at either Delhi or Banglore Comic Cons, confirmed Meta Desi founder Akshay Dhar. Holy Hell began as part of the anthology Ground Zero and after receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from the readers, was published as a standalone series by Meta Desi. … Read More

Abhijeet Kini launches ‘Rhyme Fighters’ with ACK veteran Savio Mascarenhas
1:00 pm PDT 12/10/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Whilst it was just another routine evening for the hoi polloi in the city, the dusk of 11 October 2017 marked a significant occasion for comic artist Abhijeet Kini. As from the writer who has long amused the comic aficionados with quirky tales of Fanboys, Super Weirdos, Dental Diaries and Angry Maushi, comes a new range of short stories in Rhyme Fighters with (as the name suggests) a rhythmic touch. Kini’s latest creation is an “ode to unsung heroes” of … Read More

Batman Vs Joker: The evolution of DC’s biggest rivals
5:54 pm PDT 11/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

  A shrill laugh suffocates a city, drowning it in madness and intoxicating it with destruction. As chaos tips the balance and as the rain floods the unjust night, a symbol is flashed across the night sky. It is something that brings fear to the hearts of the unjust. Now dawns a fight of two iconic characters, the Batman and the Joker. In 1940, these characters were published for the first time by Detective Comics as rivals. Since then, these … Read More

Xilam inks deal with Centum for ‘Oggy and the Cockroaches’ and ‘Zig & Sharko’ novels
2:00 pm PDT 11/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Xilam Animation has secured a deal with France and UK based publisher, Centum Books, to license Xilam’s flagship brand Oggy and the Cockroaches in France. The French publishing deal, which also includes Xilam’s Zig & Sharko, will launch in Spring 2018 with an extensive range of first-ever story books and novels. Centum managing director Fiona Macmillan says: “Our French office has seen significant growth in the last eighteen months and securing these two brands within our portfolio takes the company into the next part … Read More