Comic book ‘Priya’s Shakti’ gets funding from World Bank for its second chapter
3:45 pm PDT 05/05/2016 By Prerna Kothari

The comic that made its debut back in December 2014, has gone out to become a global sensation as it tackles the problem of sexual violence particularly seen in India. The comic book is none other than Priya’s Shakti which highlights the threat of sexual harassment and violence that women face on a daily basis unless deeply rooted patriarchal norms are challenged. Created by Ram Devineni and Dan Goldman, just like the protagonist Priya who’s the new hero for a … Read More

A look at 8 Indian cartoonists who left their legacies in the form of art
12:30 pm PDT 05/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

We’re are all familiar with cartoons, be it in magazines, newspapers, web illustrations, comic books and the fact remains that they provide us with comic relief after a long day. Throughout the globe, cartoonists have used their art as a medium to highlight social stigmas, injustice, corruptions and even applauded the deserved ones when required. Today, on Cartoonist’s Day, we take a look at some of the aces from the Indian cartoon industry, who though have left us, have managed … Read More

20th Century Fox pulls out of San Diego Comic-Con 2016 over fears of piracy
2:00 pm PDT 29/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

After mesmerising fans with clips and visuals from their much anticipated upcoming movies like Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse last year, 20th Century Fox will not be present at the Hall H of San Diego Comic-Con 2016. While the event has been one of the most favoured destinations for companies to showcase teasers and clips of their upcoming movies, in the recent past it agitated some of them as clips revealed in the event went on to be pirated and were … Read More

Elsa and her adventures will be out this July with Frozen’s Comic series release
4:00 pm PDT 23/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The animated film that audience couldn’t ‘Let Go’ was Disney’s 2013 feature Frozen. Be it the mesmerising queen Elsa or the sweet tender princess Anna, Frozen transcended the viewers with its magical art of storytelling, characterisation, music and crisp animation. A tale which had such an effect resonates for long in the minds of the multitude and therefore, this feature has received a comic treatment. The Canadian publisher Joe Books is bringing the influential story to the comic book world. … Read More

Charles M. Schulz’s Snoopy Museum finds its way in Tokyo, Japan
11:30 am PDT 22/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

We all have read the comic strip where a beagle was seen wearing an aviator’s helmet and goggles and a scarf while carrying a swagger stick. And recently that comic strip was brought to life in a 3D computer animated comedy film, The Peanuts Movie which was produced by Blue Sky Studios. The  loyal, innocent, imaginative and good-natured beagle Snoopy who’s the pet of Charlie Brown made his debut in The Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz on 4 … Read More

Hyderabad to witness Comic Con on 24 and 25 September
7:00 pm PDT 05/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

After a successful Comic Con express edition in Pune which was held on 20 and 21 February, we had earlier reported that Comic Con India is going to have its full fledged editions in the later half of the year. And today, Comic Con India announced on their social media sites that ‘‎Comic Con‬ Is back In Hyderabad on 24 and 25 September 2016.’ #ComicCon Is Back In #Hyderabad On 24-25th September 2016! Save The Dates & Spread The Word! … Read More

Will Disney’s D23 Expo clash with San Diego Comic-Con 2017?  
4:00 pm PDT 29/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The biennial exposition event, D23 Expo, has recently announced their dates for their next event. As opposed to the previous year, this time D23 Expo 2017 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center from 14 to 16 July, 2017 whereas last year it was held between 14 and 16 August. The clash lies here as July is also a month for the San Diego Comic-Con as it was held last year from 9 to 12 July and this year … Read More

DC unveils details and creative teams behind ‘Rebirth’
10:30 am PDT 28/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

WonderCon witnessed the much awaited unveiling of DC Comics creative teams for the upcoming line wide ‘Rebirth’ relaunch. The event was hosted by DC All Access’s Tiffany Smith with CCO and writer Geoff Johns and co publishers Jim Lee and Dan Didio taking the stage. With Rebirth, DC Comics will be refreshing their titles with the new creative teams and will begin from 25 May with an 80 page one shot written by Geoff Johns, which will set up storylines … Read More

‘Sons of Anarchy’ creator Kurt Sutter set to write ‘Lucas Stand’ for BOOM! Studios
11:00 am PDT 26/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Recently BOOM! Studios had revealed that they will be launching a crossover comic on Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy, the first collaboration between BOOM! Studios and DC Entertainment. And now, it has announced that it’s adding a major title to its comic book line up. The announcement was made at WonderCon stating that Boom! Studios will be publishing a new series from Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter. Titled Lucas Stand, the book will see Sutter transition from gritty, Shakespearean biker drama to … Read More

‘Comic-Con HQ’ to offer behind-the-scenes access and bonus features from genre titles that defy and define pop culture
11:00 am PDT 15/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Comic Cons have been growing at an exponential rate and the love for this pop culture event is travelling across the globe. San Diego Comic Con which has been growing since 1970 and has grown to be multigenre entertainment and comic convention, announced that it has teamed up with Lionsgate to launch a streaming service with classic sci-fi and fantasy titles, live streams of select SDCC panels, and original programming, including scripted series and unscripted news shows. This subscription video-on-demand … Read More

Tinkle Editor, Rajani Thindiath honoured with the Sahitya Ratna Sammaan
1:00 pm PDT 10/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

As we all know, 8 March marks an important day as we celebrate and showcase our love for women and honour their contributions to the society. AnimationXpress had written about ‘The Wo(W)men of the Indian comic industry’ which talked about Tinkle’s editor Rajani Thindiath’s contribution in the children’s comic industry. And now at an event aimed at inspiring women and celebrating their achievements, Rajani was honoured with the ‘Sahitya Ratna Sammaan’ by the Writers and Journalists Association, Ladies Wing (WAJAL). … Read More

BOOM! Studios and DC Comics set to launch a comic crossover series
12:00 pm PDT 09/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

For a studio that’s relatively new in the comic industry, BOOM! Studios has been doing exceptionally well since its inception. Started back in 2005, BOOM! Studios has grown tremendously and has gone on to generate New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. Recently, Village Voice revealed an exciting news for BOOM!’s Lumberjanes (under BOOM! Box imprint). BOOM! Studios is going to have a crossover comic with one of the leading comic publisher, DC Comics. … Read More