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Is it Graphic Novel or Comic Book? Know the Difference

Is it Graphic Novel or Comic Book? Know the Difference

Animation, Comics, Education
Wandering through a book store and you find the section of graphic novels and while flipping the pages of the novel you find someone who says “It seems you like comic books, that’s nice!”   People always mix up these two terms and it might seem frustrating for those who know the meaning of it and difference. Although both are works of fiction and have panel style storytelling, they are not same. “Maus,” a graphic novel created by Art Spiegelman, was the first comic/graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Additionally, comics have been inspiring, read, cherished and used for marketing and propaganda in America since the 1930s. Graphic Novels in India Graphic novels are not new for India too, what is new is the themes they depict. With events like comic con people now k
11-year-old Anvita Telang’s Google doodle is the highlight of Children’s Day

11-year-old Anvita Telang’s Google doodle is the highlight of Children’s Day

Animation
Google India celebrates Children’s Day on November 14 with a unique doodle created and designed by the very young and talented Anvita Telang A student at Pune's Vibgyor High School, Anita illustrates greeneries, water, balloons among many other things that every child has grown up playing. She also spreads the message that people should try to enjoy every moment of their lives. This year, Google invited entries from children across the country to create doodles on theme "If I could teach anyone anything, it would be". The best entry is featured on Google homepage. Google has run competitions for its doodles (a special picture message seen above the homepage search bar) since 2009. "With 'Doodle 4 Google' competition, the aim is to promote creativity, passion and imagination in younge
5 reasons to visit Comic Con Mumbai this weekend

5 reasons to visit Comic Con Mumbai this weekend

Animation, Comics, Top Stories
It’s almost weekend and just in case you need more excuses to attend biggest pop culture events in the city, it’s time to read this What started in San Diego in the 70s has now become a global event.  San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) witnesses people coming from the around the world, to meet their favourite stars, to know about gaming, new launches and everything related to pop culture. In India, The first ever Comic Con started in 2011 in Delhi and since then there is no looking back. Today, Comic Con reaches to five cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad & Pune. With some starry personalities, brilliant graphic novels and comic books, and of course, a whole lot of cosplay, there’s no dearth of things to look forward to. Here are five cool things that we can look forward to durin

New IT/ITES Policy Makes Maharashtra Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, Comic (AVGC) Hub

Animation, Headlines, Top Stories
The draft policy places animation, visual effects, gaming and comics at part with IT and ITES, offers same incentives The Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena government, in a bid to promote the sunrise sector, Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) and make Maharashtra an AVGC hub has proposed 100 per cent exemption in stamp duty, waiver in electricity duty, property tax at par with residential rates, exemption in entry tax, Works Contract Tax at the minimum rate and VAT at floor rate. All these sops, which will be applicable for IT and ITES units will be applicable to AVGC units as per the draft IT & ITES policy which will come into effect from July 2015. The state government has sought suggestions from stake holders. This apart, all AVGC units will get refund of expe

Walt Simonson returns to Ragnarök in July

Comics
Walt Simonson's Ragnarök will debut in July. The release date of the veteran writer and artist's creator-owned series has been announced by IDW Publishing. © Simonson/IDW Ragnarök is the mythical armageddon of Norse mythology. The comic marks the legendary Thor writer's return to the stories of Norse myth, this time outside the framework of Marvel Comics. "All I can say is that I've loved the stories of the Viking gods since I was eight," explained Simonson when Ragnarök was announced as San Diego Comic-Con International last year. "I am thrilled that with IDW's help and support, I'm launching an ongoing series of stories built around a new vision of some old friends. And enemies." Simonson's 1980s Thor run is considered a classic of the title, and is