Dubai’s KHDA shares comic on awareness about Coronavirus
4:30 pm PDT 02/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Dubai’s education regulator, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), through Twitter shared an informative comic for kids (and adults) to expel any fears they may have about the Covid-19 outbreak. Originally published by the American National Public Radio (NPR) two days ago, the eight-page comic is titled Exploring the new Coronavirus – a comic just for kids. KHDA said, “To make sure everyone in Dubai stays safe, all internal and external gatherings at private schools and universities in Dubai … Read More

Holy Cow Entertainment relaunches ‘Ravanayan’ at Ahmedabad Comic Con
5:30 pm PDT 25/02/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Considering the popularity, Holy Cow Entertainment’s Ravanayan made its entry again by relaunching at Ahmedabad Comic Con! Founder and creator Vivek Goel thinks that though the book specifically focuses on Ravana, the biggest known mythology villain, he is not the protagonist but the antagonist here. “For the first time the world is getting to hear the villain’s side of the story,” Goel expressed. Creators Vijayendra Mohanty and Goel have explored the values inherent in the Ramayana and retold the immortal … Read More

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Fenil Comics’ next will be a space fiction
5:00 pm PDT 24/02/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Fenil Comics is bringing out some fresh content for Indian readers, through their upcoming Zura. The comic which is an outcome of creator Kiriti Rambhatla’s fascination for space, superheroes or moon landing, is inspired by Christopher Nolan’s work in the movie Interstellar. “After I started writing graphic novels, I was inspired by the movie and how science played a role in their story. So, I embarked on a journey to write a story in the backdrop of Indian mythology and … Read More

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