Gulshan Rai, the founder of Diamond Comics, an Indian based comic book publishing company, was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the CBAM Awards.
Being reported by AnimationXpress, a large array of publications, individuals and artists participated in the event, attracting over 300 plus entries across 33 categories and judged by 12 esteemed Jurors members.
Speaking to AnimationXpress, Gulshan Rai is quoted as saying:
“I am very grateful and happy; it is an immense pleasure to receive this honor. For the past 50 years I have been working on Comics and fortunate to make Diamond Comics a big success.”Gulshan Rai
Diamond Comics Digest is a series printed by Diamond Comics in India. Diamond Comics was established in 1978 by Gulshan Rai, publishing original Indian comic characters like Chacha Chaudhary, Billoo, Pinki, Motu Patlu and more. Diamond Comics also started publishing foreign comic books such as the Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, He-Man and James Bond in Hindi as well as in English.
Diamond Comics Digest is the title appearing on the Phantom comic book series, running from 1990 until 2000 with 101 editions released. They were published in English, Hindi and Bengali languages and were printed on a monthly basis.
Each edition contained varying page length, from 68 to 100 and are smaller in size to traditional comic books, measuring 15.5cm x 19.5cm. The original 101 editions were printed in color on poor quality paper. Some of these comics have since been reprinted by Diamond Comics, on better quality paper, in black and white.
A huge congratulations to Gulshan Rai on receiving such a prestigious award, and also on his huge contribution to the comic book industry in India.