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  • National Cartoon Museum thrown open for visitors August 1, 2014

    Kayamkulam: The National Cartoon Museum and Art Gallery, set up as a tribute to doyen of Indian political cartooning Shankar at his hometown here, has been opened for visitors. The memorial was inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at a function here last evening and was attended, among others, by...
  • Loved for three generations, Hello Kitty prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday! It can 'face the future' says its designer defending the cat against new rivals July 18, 2014

    Hong Kong: The flamboyant designer of Japanese cartoon and global megabrand Hello Kitty defended the cute cat against new rivals Thursday as the character prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday. Speaking on the sidelines of the Hong Kong Book Fair, Yuko Yamaguchi took the concept of life imitating art to another...
  • UK kids' TV star Rolf Harris jailed for child abuse July 5, 2014

    Reuters: Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in his native Australia and adopted home Britain, was jailed for almost six years on Friday for repeatedly abusing young girls during decades as a beloved host of children's television. Handing down the sentence, Judge Nigel Sweeney said the 84yearold host of shows...
  • Guess who's back? Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson returns to the world of comic strips after nearly 20 years June 8, 2014

    The year 1995 was the last time a Calvin and Hobbes comic was drawn. Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin and Hobbes is a recluse who has only one picture of his in existence! After taking a sabbatical in 1995, Watterson was not in touch with anyone from the...
  • Denmark withdraws animated election video showing a muscular man aggressively interrupting a couple having sex after protests May 14, 2014

    Sex. Violence. Elections. Oops. Officials in Denmark have retracted a controversial animated cartoon that was intended to inspire young people to vote in upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The 90second video featured a mustachioed, muscular man aggressively interrupting a couple having sex and punching people into a polling station. It was...
  • 'Calvin and Hobbes' creator Bill Watterson designs the poster for the film 'Stripped', a documentary about comic strips February 27, 2014

    Bill Watterson, the reclusive creator of the hugely popular comic strip Calvin and Hobbes which ran from 1985 to 1995, has come on board for a documentary on the art and evolution of newspaper comic strips. In fact Watterson was so pleased with the project that he supplied the art...
  • 'Savita Bhabhi Movie' goes to Hollywood, set to enter the film festival circuit December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Savita Bhabhi Movie' is on its way to Hollywood. The creators of the movie have just completed and launched an English version of the movie which was made especially for the overseas market and nonHindi speaking audience. The movie has been dubbed by professional voice artists of Indian...
  • Fahadh Faasil to star in Malayalam film 'Cartoon' October 11, 2013

    After working in critically acclaimed films like 'Artist' and 'North 24 Kaatham', Fahadh Faasil will now be seen in a Malayalam film 'Cartoon'. Directed by Shaheed Arafat, the film will revolve around two egoistic lovers who give their own interest precedence over other things and how this affects their relationship....
  • Creator of Savita Bhabhi launches online comics on Rozlyn Khan August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Deshmukh, the creator of porn toon Savita Bhabhi has roped in Bollywood actress Rozlyn Khan to star in his latest online comics. According to Deshmukh, Rozlyn khan is the first Bollywood actor to have her own webcomic. Deshmukh has signed an agreement with Rozlyn Khan to license out...
  • Savita Bhabhi is a strong, confident woman: Creator May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: One reason we often give in support of banning the internet porn is that the step will be helpful in curbing the crime against women. Those who oppose the proposed ban see it as a devise to control the freedom of expression. Deshmukh, a Britain based businessman and...
  • Rovio to launch 'Angry Birds' cartoon series on March 16 March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The makers of Angry Birds are launching a cartoon series this weekend, expanding further beyond its highly addictive games in a bid to expand entertainment and merchandising. Rovio, the company behind the popular mobile app game Angry Birds, said the cartoons will feature adventures of birds that appear in...
  • Student booked for circulating antiMamata cartoon on FB January 19, 2013

    Kolkata: A police complaint was filed against a college student in Kolkata on Saturday for sharing cartoons of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on his Facebook account. "A police complaint has been filed by Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TC students wing) against Ram Nayan Choudhury for circulating cartoons indicting Chief Minister...
  • Savita Bhabhi: Cartoon porn to RGV's film star? May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Ram Gopal Varma is one filmmaker who never shied away from being voyeuristic. Varma has made films such as 'Nishabd' and 'Not A Love Story' where the camera was extremely close to the subject, in fact cuts suggested that it might have touched the actors. If reports are...
  • Sedition charges against Aseem Trivedi dropped October 12, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Friday dropped sedition charges against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who was arrested in September 2012. The Attorney General told the Bombay High Court that the sedition charges against Aseem were a 'kneejerk reaction'. The AG also said that the state will draft a circular on Section...
  • Ukranian teen is a living cartoon character! October 1, 2012

    London: A Ukranian teenager has literally transformed herself into a living cartoon character, complete with miniature waist, coloured hair, and a defined pout. With her enormous, glassy eyes, purple hair and coquettish pose, this girl could have stepped from the scene of a Japanese anime film, Daily Mail reported. Anastasiya Shpagina, 19,...
  • 'AntiProphet' cartoon: France closes embassies, schools September 20, 2012

    France is on a high alert and will be temporarily closing its embassies and schools in 20 countries on Friday as a precautionary measure. This after a satirical magazine published another controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed. The first was published in November 2011. ...
  • France to close its embassies, schools in 20 countries September 19, 2012

    Paris: A French magazine ridiculed the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday by portraying him naked in cartoons, threatening to fuel the anger of Muslims around the world who are already incensed by a film depiction of him as a lecherous fool. The drawings in satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo risked exacerbating a crisis...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Aseem Trivedi case September 16, 2012

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about Ranbir Kapoorstarrer 'Barfi' and government's decision on diesel, LPG price. ...
  • Bal Thackeray backs Aseem, but raps him too September 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Wednesday came out in support of jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi but also gave him a sharp rap on the knuckles. While contending that the sedition charge slapped by Mumbai police on the cartoonist was a bit too much, Thackeray also pulled up Trivedi for...
  • Mumbai: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi released from jail September 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was released from Arthur Road Jail on Wednesday afternoon after he accepted the conditional bail offered by the Bombay High Court. Trivedi was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 5,000. Refusing to bow down to the pressure, Trivedi as soon as he stepped out of...
  • Facebook bans cartoon page for showing nipples September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Facebook temporarily banned The New Yorker's cartoon page for violating their community standards on "Nudity and Sex". The cartoon, drawn by New Yorker's author Mick Stevens, had a naked Adam and Eve leaning against a tree, with nipplesasdots fully exposed. After Facebook banned the page, the author drew the...
  • Ambedkar cartoon, 5 others removed from textbooks September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The latest batch of the NCERT textbooks is out, but this time, without six cartoons from four political textbooks. This comes after the Thorat committee's recommendation that 22 cartoons be removed from the textbooks. The cartoon of Ambedkar that sparked off protests in Parliament has been replaced with...
  • Sedition and treason: the difference between the two September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi under sedition charges, it has become important to understand what is and can be construed as sedition and how it is different from treason. Sedition is an overt subversive act which leads to incitement against status quo or authority or order. It...
  • Arrest of cartoonist uncalled for: Congress September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday disapproved of the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi on the charge of sedition saying the action was a bit "overstretched" and "not called for". At the same time, the AICC advocated for "reasonable restrictions" on freedom of speech and called for respecting the national emblems. The...
  • Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi arrested on individual's complaint September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as the Maharashtra government and police are facing severe criticism for the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi for mocking Parliament and National Emblem, the FIR against him was registered on the basis of a complaint by an individual Amit Katarnayea, who is incidentally a member of the...
  • Free cartoonist Aseem, arrest policemen: Katju September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Press Council of India chairman, Justice Markandey Katju, has come out strongly in favour of Aseem Trivedi, the cartoonist who has been arrested on sedition charge for mocking Parliament and the National Emblem. Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Justice Katju said that Aseem is not a criminal and...
  • Cartoonist's arrest: Expression vital for artists, says B'lore September 10, 2012

    Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's arrest has the nation in outrage. Some, however, feel that the artist went a bit far when he disrespected the national emblem. ...
  • Thought Raj will also be a cartoonist: Bal Thackeray September 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Monday said he thought nephew Raj Thackeray would carry forward his legacy as a cartoonist. Asked why no one could inherit his legacy as a cartoonist, Thackeray said, "Who will take it forward? I thought Raja (his pet name for nephew Raj Thackeray)...
  • Aseem to seek bail if sedition charge is dropped September 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Even as Mumbai Police did a Uturn on arrested cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and decided to give up his custody, India Against Corruption (IAC) activists demanded that the charge under Indian Penal Code Section 124(A) (sedition) against him should be dropped first. Sources have told CNNIBN that Aseem Trivedi, arrested on...
  • Mumbai Police to give up Aseem Trivedi's custody September 10, 2012

    Mumbai: After countrywide outrage and severe criticism for the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, Mumbai Police decided to give up his custody on Monday. Trivedi was sent to police custody till September 16 on Sunday. Trivedi's friend and India Against Corruption (IAC) member Mayank Gandhi met Trivedi on Monday and was...