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  • Saudi backlash against first Comic-Con festival

    RIYADH: Saudis railed against “sin” and “evil” on Friday in an online backlash against the kingdom’s first Comic-Con pop culture festival...

    It was one of many such comments on Thursday and Friday under hashtags including “Muslim Qibla not for dancing” and “Comic-Con is the devil worshippers’ party in Jeddah”...

  • Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?

    No one expected their culture would ever become mainstream when a few hundred comic book and science fiction enthusiasts and creators gathered in the basement of a San Diego hotel 49 years ago for what would become known as the first Comic-Con...

    “A long time ago he said, ‘one day Hollywood is going to come to Comic-Con to get its ideas,’” co-founder Mike Towry said...

  • LITBUZZ: JEREMY CORBYN: COMIC BOOK HERO

    The leader of the United Kingdom’s Labour party will now be the newest superhero on the block to boast of his own comic book...

    Independent graphic novel publishers SelfMadeHero sent out an open call to comic book creators for submissions with the Labour leader as the subject, and received a flood of entries depicting the politician as everything from Corbynman battling Daily Mail drones to Corbyn the Barbarian facing off against...

  • New Apple Watch that makes calls turns comic book fantasy into reality

    CUPERTINO: More than two years after releasing the Apple Watch, Apple Inc has finally been able to replicate 1940s comic strip technology, an advance that analysts say will spur sales...

    The ability to make calls with a wristwatch has captured the imagination of tech enthusiasts at least since it was prominently featured in Dick Tracy, the comic about a private detective who, starting in 1946, used calls from his wrist to help bust...

  • Comic book 'Guardians' to steer young Pakistanis away from extremism

    ISLAMABAD: When Taliban militants stormed a school in Peshawar last December, killing 150 people, mainly children, in the country's deadliest terror attack, comic book creators Mustafa Hasnain, Gauhar Aftab and Yahya Ehsan decided it was time to act...

    The comic will also be distributed on a tailor-made app the group have developed for Apple and Android smartphones...

  • Comic exchange in Sindh Assembly as chair breaks

    KARACHI: Sindh Assembly is no stranger to goof-ups and gaffes...

    In the latest such instance, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmarker Aamir Moin Pirzada's chair broke during Thursday's session of the house, prompting a comical exchange between him and Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani
  • Belgian comic book exhibition commences

    RAWALPINDI: An exhibition of the covers of Belgium’s most famous comic strip books started at a local hotel on Monday...

    Titled ‘Highlights of the Belgian Comic Strip Art’ and hosted by the Belgian embassy and the Hashoo Hotels Group, the exhibition was inaugurated by Sri Lankan High Commissioner retired Maj Gen Jayanath Lokuketagodage...

  • Team Muhafiz: At Karachi Central Jail, a comic book helps those who need it most

    This is why when Imran Azhar, the CEO of Azcorp Entertainment, was launching a comic book revolving around teenage Pakistani heroes, he decided that the first people to get a look at the book should be those who need it most...

    The soft launch of the first chapter of local upcoming comic book Team Muhafiz took place last week at the Youthful Offenders Industrial School (YOIS) located in the Karachi Central Jail, where teenage inmates...

  • Paasban goes patriotic: Comic book celebrates Independence Day

    The rise in militant groups in the country is what gave birth to the idea of Paasban; creators Mustafa Hasnain, Gauhar Aftab and Yahya Ehsan decided to create a comic book series combating violent extremism...

    Read: Comic book 'Guardians' to steer young Pakistanis away from extremismThe trio is obviously patriotic so it's no surprise that they have released a special Independence Day edition of the comic which is gaining notorious...

  • Periodic Table of Comic Books

    So how about comics and chemistry together? Don’t get it? Well, the most basic part in chemistry is the ‘periodic table’, where students have to learn the properties of the elements and for those who find it hard to cover the elements in the chemistry class, Periodic Table of Comic Books makes learning elements a piece of cake – how? Just click on an element in the table and read the comics associated with that element...

    Isn’t it...

  • EVENT REVIEW: Of comic books and Pakistani fans

    Amongst these seekers is a subset in search of a type of reading material that is one of the hardest to come by in Pakistan: comic books...

    The comic has been around for a long time, but in recent decades there seems to have been a global increase of interest in the medium...

  • A comic encounter with Saad Haroon

    ‘My job is to make people laugh…everything else is a bonus!’ exclaimed an excited Saad Haroon...

    Saad was all pumped up for his show in Lahore this weekend, when we met at a local coffee shop to discuss his latest adventure
  • Fans dress up as comic book, anime characters for third TwinCon

    ISLAMABAD: The third TwinCon, a convention for comic book fans and those of animations, books, movies and video games, was hosted at the Ibex Club on Sunday...

    TwinCon was started by three students in 2014 who had wanted to provide a platform to comic book lovers, and anime, manga and gaming enthusiasts in Pakistan to come together at an animated art convention...

  • ‘Lyari Guardians’ comic book launched

    Held at the Kiran Foundation in Lyari, the session featured students of secondary classes till the tenth standard who took part in creating a two-part comic book by the name of ‘Lyari Guardians...

    ’ The comic book follows the story of two children, a girl and a boy, who take it upon themselves to fight crime in the area by going up to the people in the neighbourhood to stand up to ‘the gangs...

  • Profile: Fighting extremism, one comic book at a time

    On one my trips, I met and interviewed Gauher Aftab, a 30-something-year-old visionary, who was fighting Pakistan’s major problems through comic books...

    Aftab is now proudly pushing comic books all over Pakistan with political messaging that directly opposes the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and, of course, the so-called ISIS...

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