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Sharad Devarajan

FounderLiquid Comics / Graphic India

Los Angeles, CA

Member Since December 2020

Published content

The Evolution of an Indian Superhero and How Creators Can Find Their Own Story


The recent Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse film is a new catalyst for Indian stories and storytellers should take note to write for the next evolution of plotlines.

Company details

Liquid Comics / Graphic India

Company bio

Sharad Devarajan Co-Founder, Graphic India Co-Founder, Liquid Comics Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School A superhero creator, entrepreneur and Professor, Sharad launched Graphic India as the culmination of his lifelong dream to create superheroes that unlock the unique creativity of India but appeal to audiences worldwide - transforming the perception of India from being an ‘outsourcer” to being ‘the source.’ He has created and produced over 200 animated TV/digital episodes and either published, edited or created over 300 comics and graphic novels. Sharad also created, “Chakra The Invincible,’ with his mentor, legendary icon, Stan Lee (co-creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, Hulk, The Avengers), which premiered on Cartoon Network India and worldwide through the ‘Angry Birds’ ToonsTV platform. Previously he was Co-Founder & CEO of Virgin Comics (later renamed Liquid Comics), which he co-founded with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group where he launched comics and media projects with acclaimed talents including, Guy Ritchie, John Woo, Deepak Chopra, Nicolas Cage, Barry Sonnenfeld, Wes Craven and others. In 2004, Sharad worked with Marvel to create a new version of Spider-Man as an Indian boy growing up in Mumbai, transforming Peter Parker into Pavitr Prabhakar. “Spider-Man: India” was heralded as one of the industry’s first “trans-creations.” Sharad has also served for over a decade as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, teaching the popular classes, “Media Marketing and Entrepreneurship” and “Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.” He holds a BFA from Syracuse University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.



Area of focus

Artificial Intelligence

Company size

11 - 50