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Cartoonist Arrested For Sedition
Aseem has refused to seek bail. His charge related to accusations that cartoons he drew mocked the Indian constitution, and insulted the Indian flag Trivedi was working with the current anti-corruption movement, creating Cartoons Against Corruption. The Chairman of the Press Council of India told newspapers that even arresting Trivedi was illegal, and that those who arrested[...]
Mr. Smylie Goes to Dubai: Reflections on Middle East Film & Comic-Con
Everyone speaks English (it is mandatory in schools) and English serves as the lingua franca, as only about 1 in 8 people in the UAE are actually native locals, the vast majority being guest workers from India, Pakistan, Indonesia, China, and other points East, as well as a huge number of expat Westerners I don't[...]
Sunday Runaround – When Robert Crumb Went To India
"She had Googled her grandmother to learn about her past, and my name kept coming up," Robbins explains. IndiaWatch: The second annual Indian Comic Con notices something every other country has noticed; The second 'Comic Con India' opened with fanfare at the capital`s Dilli Haat Friday The event showcased a huge range of heroes, both new and[...]
Friday Runaround – From Japan To India To The South China Sea
Now they'll have to go back to scanning in the comics as they come in on a Tuesday… and getting the lettering correct. IndiaWatch: The second annual Indian Comic Con has begun, in Dilli Haat, New Delhi. The convention is also going to introduce 'Delhi's own" special mascot for the convention called 'Superkudi' – a super hero[...]
Thursday Runaround: Ghost Riding
Co-opWatch: DC Comics is extending its co-op advertising programme so that any store using imagery from the upcoming Vertigo book Saucer Country in its advertising, will get 75% of their media costs back. ConWatch: Neal Adams and Carmine Infantino will be headlining at Florida Supercon from June 29th to July 2nd. StripWatch: Jef Burandt and Aaron Bir,[...]
Stan Lee To Create A New Comic Character For India
THR reports that Stan Lee is to create a new comic book character for the Indian marketplace, Chakra – The Invincible A Mumbai-born teenage technical whizz, Raju Rai who gets bitten by a radioactive spider uses his skills to build a special suit that activates the body's Chakras in new and explosive fashions. He won't actually[...]
BBC Report On The Decline Of Indian Comics Seems Rather Familiar
The BBC have reported on the current decline in the Indian comics industry from its glory days See if you recognise any of the following statements. "Like many other youngsters around the world, he has abandoned comic reading and instead catches up with his favourite characters on the Cartoon Network." "Ayan's knowledge of the daily[...]
India Wakes Up To Comics by Mayank Khurana
Mayank Khurana writes for Bleeding Cool; And now behold the "Minicon". This year has been a pathbreaking year for Comics in India We always knew there were comic fans in India , a residual effect of a thriving comic culture in the 90's, but they never had an outlet for release   Come 2011[...]
India Ink: Mumbai Comicon Express
He writes for Bleeding Cool; Over 12,000 people attended the 2 days event that was held for the first time in the city of Mumbai and boy oh boy, was it a resounding success or what? This event was only the second of it's kind in India, the first one being held in[...]
Friday Runaround – Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Fatman
And on Sunday 23rd, when the main exhibition closes,  Mike Carey will be giving a public reading, starting at 3pm. IndiaWatch: Mumbai's Comic Con Express kicks off this weekend Anyone going? TintinWatch: Tintin fan and Guardian reviewer Nicholas Lezard sees the new Tintin film as… well… Coming out of the new Tintin film directed by Steven Spielberg,[...]
India Ink: A Billion Reasons To Publish Comics
Mayank Khurana writes for Bleeding Cool; Hi folks, welcome back to another edition of India Ink, a semi regular column where we talk about the Indian comic scene. As people who have been following this column know, there used to be a huge indigenous culture of comics in the 80's in India that slowly waned away with[...]
India Ink: Indian Comic Con Is Finally Happening
The first Indian Comic Con is happening in Delhi this weekend, and is already sold out Regular Bleeding Cool  correspondent Mayank Khurana will be covering the event for us with his India Ink column. He tells us what he expects of a Comic Con – and what he thinks the Indian event will deliver. Publisher Panels: This [...]
India Ink: Interview With Aabid Surti – Creator Of Bahadur
Mayank Khurana interviews Aabid Surti – Creator of Bahadur, the first Indian pulp hero for Bleeding Cool. What inspired you to create comics? Walt Disney! When I was a kid, around 8 years old (1943) when the Second World War was heading towards its climax, a mini train used to start from the docs of  Mumbai[...]
India Ink – What's Cooking?
By Mayank Khurana, India comics correspondent for Bleeding Cool Mumbai Convention Watch: I understand an American wrestler from the famed WWF may be coming to India to launch his comics in the mumbai comicon.  The talks are on !! I also understand that an editor of a youth magazine in india is also planning to[...]