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R.I.P. Carmine Infantino Kicked Off Silver Age
Famed comic artist and editor Carmine Infantino has passed away; he was 87. Infantino began working as a comic artist in 1942, during the Golden Age of Comics, but was best known as a key architect of the Silver Age of comics, which began in 1956 with Showcase #4, in which Infantino created the new version of the Flash with writer Robert Kanigher under editor Julius Schwartz.
In the following years, Infantino worked a number of books for DC and eventually made his way to Batman, where he redesigned the team with writer John Broome. He also co-created Deadman with writer Arnold Drake and co-created Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) with Gardner Fox.
Digital Comics, DIY and deviantART with Angelo Sotira
Since its humble beginnings as a computer skinning community in 2000, deviantART has evolved into one of the biggest online enclaves of artists, designers cosplayers and illustrators with over 25 million members, 246 million submissions and nearly 140,000 new pieces each day. Over the last 13 years, CEO and co-founder Angelo Sotira has helped guide and shape the website into the thriving community it is today. Now with a brand new digital comics publishing partnership with Madefire under their belt, deviantART looks poised to take over the artistic world with its open source aesthetic. And with that much raw talent in one place? Well, it's about time.
Angry Birds Helps Rovio's Revenues Double in 2012
Those Angry Birds have must have less stress in their lives now that Finnish videogame developer Rovio has posted a 57% growth in net profits to $71 million in 2012, with revenues doubling last year to $195 million.
According Rovio, Angry Birds games attracted over 263 million active players in December. The company made 45% of its revenues from its consumer products division, selling merchandise such as plush toys and Angry Birds accessories, with revenues more than tripling last year to $87.8 million.
Cartoon Network and Toonz Launch Krrish Animated Pics
by:+ Ramin Zahed
Bollywood's popular superhero franchise Krrish has inspired a series of animated features, to be produced by Cartoon Network India, Toonz and Film Kraft. Directed by filmmaker and actor Rakesh Roshan, the deal calls for four animated movies.
"The Krrish franchise has been very well received by kids across the country and we are certain that they will be enthralled and excited to watch this adaptation of their superhero on Cartoon Network," said Siddharth Jain, Turner International India's managing director for South Asia.
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