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A few months ago, at young Matt's post art-school graduation show soirée (if you follow), Pete and I were quizzed on the what the next big thing in comics would be. I boldly asserted that Indian comics would be the thing. Based solely on India's pretty enormous population, I reasoned that even if only a tiny minority read comics, that would still amount to a fairly whopping number. Douglas Adam's once explained that the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy was A minor cult in Europe and a minor, minor cult in the USA. The difference however is several zeroes on my bank balance – something fairly minor in the US can be larger than something rather large in Europe. Looks like I might even have been right -
Virgin Books, founded by Richard Branson, has announced a partnership with author Deepak Chopra, director Shekhar Gupta and South Asia's leading publishing house Gotham Entertainment for creating original comic books and animation characters for a global audience.
It's juvenile I know, but it tickles the hell out of me that he's tied up with a publisher called Gotham. Disappointingly though, their main business seems to be reprinting American comics,