Diamond Gem Awards announces nominations for excellence in comic industry
5:00 pm PDT 10/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Another year dawns upon the comic book industry across the globe, promising more creativity and work of art. While publishing houses have set their calendars for the release of brand new comics, we still need to revere the wonderful graphic novels that were released in 2017. The Diamond Gem Awards is back for its 2017 edition with a whole new list of nominees that will be voted by the comic book retailers of the direct market. DC, Marvel and Dark … Read More

How Onomatopo is spreading edutainment in Gujarat through comics
11:00 am PDT 10/01/2018 By Sachin Bhat

With each passing year, more interesting and intriguing comics foray into the comic stands. Some pack a punch in its storytelling, whilst some allure with its colourful, vibrant graphics. New Delhi-based Onomatopo treaded the same lines with their recent publication Akbar-Birbal aur Kitaunuon ka Aatank. But the only difference? It was published in Gujarati! A creative vertical of PepperScript, which also provides graphic design and animation services alongside children’s book publishing imprint, it was an initiative to educate the young, school-going … Read More

Releases galore for Aniruddho Chakraborthy’s Chariot Comics in an eventful 2018!
2:00 pm PDT 08/01/2018 By Sachin Bhat

The year of 2018 would be the one set in stone for Chariot Comics. With as many as four different titles lined-up, Aniruddho Chakraborthy and co. are all set to take the Indian comic sphere by storm. It has been a long time coming, but the VRICA: Dawn of the Wolf writer recollects the rough and tumble they’d been through last year to bring it all about. “To be honest, 2017 was a relatively slow year. We spent most of … Read More

Gotham City’s commissioner Gordon celebrates his seventy-ninth birthday!
6:00 pm PDT 04/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

What is a vigilante without an ally or a close friend? Every superhero present in every universe has one, two or even three allies that they can count on. James W. Gordon is one such character that’s both friend and a father-like figure to Bruce Wayne a.k.a Batman. The birthday of James Gordon is celebrated every year on 5 January, to honour the life and qualities illuminated by the actions of this character. The character made his debut in 1939 in … Read More

DC launches first issue of the Cold War series ‘Exit Stage Left’
4:00 pm PDT 03/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s only been three days since the year has begun and DC Comics has announced a new series to add to their band wagon- Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles. With Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, it seems DC is taking a bold new direction. The story brings to light the events that took place during the Cold War in the year 1953, when USA was locked in nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. The synopsis for the very first issue goes like … Read More

2017 in comics: The top 5 releases of the year
6:00 pm PDT 29/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

As the sun sets on yet another glorious year of comics, it’s time to look back and spurn a review of all the happenings through the course of the year. We witnessed several comics launched over the last 12 months, but we whittle it down to five such titles that stood out from the bunch. It goes as follows: The Village Well-known comic writer Shamik Dasgupta spurned yet another spookfest with Yali Dream Creations’ The Village, a dark, sinister take … Read More

DC and Warner Bros. to make amends for all the losses with a slew of changes in upcoming releases
3:00 pm PDT 28/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Power hungry villains and caped crusaders seem to be taking the world by storm in an effort to create a new revolution of comic mania as the cinematic universe of DC and Marvel continue to steam competitively and aggressively. While Marvel raked in the moolah for the latest superhero actioner Thor: Ragnarok, DC on the other hand, accrued mixed reviews for its recent release Justice League. The question now is, how will DC and Warner Bros climb out of the lurch following a … Read More

Vimanikopedia: Tales documented through illustrations
5:00 pm PDT 23/12/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

Indian mythology has been a subject of deep interest since years, and such will be the case always. Numerous stories have been spun around various elements of mythology, various books have been authored and bold attempts of research and documentation been taken up. Amongst all these is a humble project carried out by Vimanika Comics, going by the name Vimanikopedia. Designed in the style of a blog or a vlog (video blog), Vimanikopedia is a social arm of Vimanika Comics with a … Read More

A major shakeup within the DCEU between Warner Bros and DC
6:00 pm PDT 22/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

A tectonic shift beckons the DC cinematic universe, as a raft of changes are about to take place. The Warner Bros (WB) group has decided to take matters into their hands due to the impact received after the Justice League movie. Are you ready to read about what’s going on? I hope you are ready for the crazy things in store for the loyal fans. The first thing you need to know is that DC Films co-president and co-chairman Jon Berg has been … Read More

Comics for a cause: Lawtoons co-founder Kanan Dhru and her compendium of laws
1:00 pm PDT 22/12/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Whilst comics are mainly a source of amusement to its readers, the purpose isn’t merely restricted to just that. It can also be a medium to propagate awareness and information. Just ask Kanan Dhru. Having co-founded Lawtoons, the comic publishing house specialises in belting out comics based on the Indian law, spurned across some real life stories. “Visuals are such a powerful way to tell a story and that’s why we chose comics as the way to propagate laws. We … Read More

Deadpool surprises Brazil fans with free tattoos at the upcoming Sao Paolo Comic Con!
11:00 am PDT 07/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Deadpool can’t stay away from the limelight for long, can he? For, the eccentric, masked crusador is back with another piece of promotional montage replete with his traditional slapstick humour. This time, he’d be sending some “moderately-trained tattoo artists” to the upcoming Sao Paolo Comic Con in Brazil, handing all the visiting fans a chance to get their favourite hero inked on their body. And that’s not all, Deadpool also displays the four different kinds of tattoos that one can … Read More

Graphic India’s ‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends’ chronicles the making of the legend of Baahubali
12:00 pm PDT 04/12/2017 By Sachin Bhat

The epic historical fiction of Baahubali has gained a cult status ever since the first movie rolled out in 2015. S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus took the country by storm with its gripping tale and grandiose projections such that it became the norm itself. Eight months after the release of the concluding second installment, the legend of Baahubali continues to live on. Graphic India, one of India’s leading comic publications, turned the whole saga into an animated series, but with a … Read More