How this couple is slowly building Kokaachi, a startup in the serious business of comics in India

Homegrown comic startup Kokaachi is surviving and growing in an industry set against it while staying true to its niche roots. “Is there really a ‘market’ for comics in India?” muses Pratheek Thomas, Co-founder, Kokaachi. “The market for the new wave of comics – home grown or international – is very nascent here. Amar Chitra… Read More How this couple is slowly building Kokaachi, a startup in the serious business of comics in India

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Tickle your funny bone with a festival that celebrates comics and more, says MALLIKA SARNA   What started as a fun-filled weekend is now back as a month-long celebration. Comic Con India organises pop culture events in five cities across the country which feature comics, merchandise, international guests, gaming and cosplay.  For the past two years,… Read More GET COMICAL

A French comic book uses India’s war on beef to illustrate the dangers of Hindutva

‘Sacred Cow’ is re-examining stereotypes in the wake of mob lynchings and cow vigilantism India is the land of ahimsa where the cow is considered holy by all its peace-loving people. This enduring cliché could finally be on its way out, if not from Western Europe, then at least from France. A 30-page French comic book… Read More A French comic book uses India’s war on beef to illustrate the dangers of Hindutva

Vikramadiya Motwane: Adapting Chakra for big screen would be challenging

Vikramadiya Motwane, who is heading for the big screen adaptation of Chakra: The Invincible, says since India doesn’t have a superhero culture, it will be a little difficult to transport into thatworld. Chakra: The Invincible is the first Indian superherocreated by comics legend Stan Lee. Director Vikramadiya Motwane, who is heading for the big screen… Read More Vikramadiya Motwane: Adapting Chakra for big screen would be challenging

Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma has won the ‘Young Entrepreneur’ of the year award at Entrepreneur Magazine Awards

Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma has won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at Entrepreneur Magazine Awards 2017. Earlier this month, Comic Con India bagged three prizes at WOW Awards 2017 under Event Intellectual Properties. Comic Con India was honoured with Gold Trophies in Exhibition of the Year and Best Lifestyle Property of… Read More Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma has won the ‘Young Entrepreneur’ of the year award at Entrepreneur Magazine Awards

Eros International ties up with Diamond Comics

Trinity Pictures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of film studio and entertainment company Eros International, has tied up with Diamond Comics, the publisher of popular comic book series Chacha Chaudhary, to release a new comic series called Sunny Gill & the Agents of Sniff. The tie-up is an attempt to develop a true blue franchise capturing various… Read More Eros International ties up with Diamond Comics

Cancer survivor pens comic book, Big B, Ratan Tata offer funding

Bengaluru: Neelam Kumar, a cancer survivor, is on the verge of getting funds from mega film star Amitabh Bachchan and businessman Ratan Tata, to come out with a comic book, which would share inspirational stories of survivors, who triumphed over the dreaded disease. “I have written seven books. Each book is helping survivors and care-givers. In… Read More Cancer survivor pens comic book, Big B, Ratan Tata offer funding