The exchange has always been two-way. The list of comics characters have been turned into successful films is very long. It includes the latest 2015 superhero movie, Ant Man, which was first introduced in as a comics character way back in 1962. Others include the Avengers and Men in Blank, Alien vs Predator, Oblivion and The Mask.
A great example for the constant exchanges between various media of art is Game of Thrones. Originally a series of novels created by George R R Martin, the epic fantasy books have been equally successful as a hit TV series before and as graphic novels.
India is already home to its own creative space for upcoming talent in the comic industry with companies like Graphic India. Nandhini’s own inspiration has been Shekar Kapoor, a filmmaker who came up with the famous fictional character, Devi, which was published by Virgin Comics as a part of its Indian releases.
“Comics are made into books, and books into comics,” says Nandhini emphasizing on the vast market potential available. But she adds that this is a nascent genre in India that is still facing difficulties and needs more visibility and support in achieving the heights of creativity.
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