About Graphic India

“India’s Character entertainment revolution!”

Graphic India- a mobile content and Character Entertainment Company. Primarily focused on creating leading characters, comics and stories through mobile and digital platforms. It is currently evolving in a massive, interconnected Superhero Cinematic Universe of Indian inspired characters for audience across the globe. Graphic India runs across TV, Games, Merchandise, and Films and web streaming and presently it is beta- testing a digital comics app for the comic lovers.

Inception

Founded in 2011 by media entrepreneurs Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra, and Suresh Seetharaman and headquartered in Central Region, Singapore, and Mumbai India. Graphics India concisely of Comics, Film, Mobile, and Publishing.

Graphic India, owned by U.S. comic book Company, Liquid Comics and CA Media LP, the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group, LLC(TCG). In 2006, Sharad Devarajan, self-help guru Deepak Chopra, Richard Branson of Virgin Group and filmmaker Shekar Kapur and few others launched Virgin Comics. In 2008, Sharad bought the company and renamed as Liquid Comics and made as a parent company to Graphic India Pvt. Ltd. where it produces character-centric stories

Founders

Sharad Devarajan

Sharad Devarajan, an Indian American is a notable media entrepreneur who gained huge recognition for his dedication and passion towards the development of a graphic novel. He’s an adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia Business School where he teaches Media Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Transmedia and Transcreation.

Mr. Deverajan produced many theatrical live-action films and created entertainment products with the renowned film actors, musicians including John Woo, Guy Ritchie, Nicolas Cage and many more. Previously he co-founded Gotham Entertainment Group, South Asia’s leading comic book publisher.

Gotham Chopra

Gotham Chopra, an American author, documentary Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur. Mr.Chopra worked in Channel One News before co-founding Graphic India.

Suresh Seetharaman

Suresh Seetharaman is a professional graduated from School of Visual Arts, NYC. He is a pioneer at storytelling, Film, Marketing Strategy, Animation and Advertising, and former member of Creative Works and Virgin Comics.

Global Partners

Graphic India’s partnered with the big guns namely

  • Disney
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Cartoon Network
  • Rovio
  • Viacom18

They recently collaborated with Arka Mediaworks, creators of “Baahubali”.

Notable Characters and Stories

Graphic India created characters like “ Chakra The Invincible” was created along with Marvel Comics ‘Stan Lee’, animated series like “Baahubali: The Lost Legends”, Ramayan 3392 A.D., The Leaves and The Sadhu, 18 Days, Devi, Astra Force, and Striker Force 7 an upcoming Transmedia entertainment.

Funding

Graphic India’s total funding is around $11.4M with 8 investors and CA media as a Lead Investor. Neeraj Bhargava and Start Media are the recent investors to fund in Graphic India. Others include

  • Dale Thorns
  • Julian Farrior
  • Nihal Mehta
  • India Internet Fund

Competitors

  • Fairytale Entertainment
  • Baobab Studios
  • Worldviz
  • Omni
  • NEXTVR
  • Pixvana
  • Virtalis
  • DreamScape

Graphic India’s aspiration

Graphic believes that India is a niche for some of the most creative talents in the world. The mission is to create and foster the imaginations and to fuel up the inspirations of new globalized generation of youth in India and around the world.