New Delhi, February 7’ 2014 – The Day 1 at 4th Annual Indian Comics Convention organized by Comic Con India received a great response from fans from across all age groups. Delhi’s audiences seemed overwhelmed while witnessing a convention of international standards. The convention which started today will be on at Capital’s Thyagraj Stadium (INA), till February 9’ 2014.
Spread across 50000 Sq foot of area, this year the comics convention is divided into 3 zones - (i) Experience zone (ii) Exhibitor zone and (iii) Food court.
The first day of the fest saw a special session with Mohammad Faisal, the Creator of the insanely popular comic strip, “Garbage Bin”. There was also an interactive session with the team of Kuru Chronicles.
There were 5 exclusive book launches, 9XM launched their new and exclusive merchandise and Zee Cafe presented the special screening of the Hit TV Show “House of Cards”.
Also, one of the major and most interesting attraction at the Indian Comic Con is Inside Peanuts: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz exhibit. The exhibit has been shipped in exclusively for visitors at the convention takes the visitors through the journey of Peanuts & Charles M Schulz over the years.
Fans who come dressed as their favorite comics characters always steal the show. And this year as always, COSPLAYERS are grabbing tons of prizes under these 5 categories created to increase one’s chances of winning gifts. Each day, one winner is being chosen from each of five categories:
1. Comic book/graphic novel
2. Animated Series/Movie
All 3 days, One lucky winner out of the chosen 5 wins A GOLDEN TICKET TO NEW YORK COMICS CONVENTION 2014, with a VIP ticket to the event!!
“We are extremely happy with the kind of response we are getting at the 4th Annual Indian Comics Convention from fans, artists, writers and participants all together. We are seeing everyone having a wonderful time taking part in the variety of interactive sessions. Cosplayers are having a gala time getting their pics clicked with audiences ”, shared Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India.
Increasing the presence of International content at this convention is a highlight. There are International Exhibitors like 2000AD, british comics publisher best known for its Judge Dredd series; Toynk.com; Marvel & Image Comics By Diamond Book Distributors; Knockabout; Fanfare; Comixology, World's largest digital platform for comics bringing international content from all across the globe.
Mark Waid, an Eisner Award-winning American comic book writer, known for his work on Marvel Comics' Captain America and David Lloyd, a British comics artist best known as the illustrator of the story V for Vendetta along with other renowned International personalities are attending 4th Annual Indian Comics Convention. You can also catch the legendary Pran Kumar Sharma, Creator of Chacha Chaudhary on Feb 9, Sunday, receiving the Lifetime Achievement award by Comic Con India.
The main participants of 4th Annual Indian Comic Con are Amar Chitra Katha, Orange Radius, Abhijeet Kini, Pop Culture Publishing, Random House, Campfire Graphic Novel, Holy Cow Entertainment, HarperCollins Publishers, iComics, DC, Vertigo & Kodansha Comics By Random House India, Viz Media by Simon & Schuster India, Blaft Publications, Chariot Comics, Scholastic India, Meta Desi Comics and more!!
Comic Con India is dedicated to creating unique events and giving the fans, exhibitors and partners a platform to celebrate their undying love and passion for comics & pop culture.
It is dedicated to expanding India's popular culture by creating high profile events that cater to fans of not only comics, but also, gaming, movies, television, merchandise, toys & more.
This year, Comic Con India Awards also took place at the convention itself. 3rd CCI Awards honoured the work of the professionals of India's Comics Industry. List of Awards and the winners which were announced today -
1. Best Comic Book/Graphic Novel - Gandhi: My Life Is My Message, Campfire Graphic Novels.
2. Best Penciller/Inker/Penciller-Inker Team - Naresh Kumar for Julius Caesar, Campfire Graphic Novels.
3. Best Colorist: Yogesh Pugaonkar for Ravanayan Finale Part 1, Holy Cow Sachin Nagar, Vijay Sharma & Pradeep Seravat for Gandhi: My Life Is My Message, Campfire.
4. Best Cover: I am Kalki, Book 3, Vimanika Comics.
5. Best Writer: Jason Quinn for Gandhi: My Life Is My Message, Campfire
6. Best Continuing Graphic Series: Mos Queeto, Tinkle Digest.
7. Best children's illustrated book - the story & the songs, karadi tales.
8. Best children's writer: - soyna owley, the magic of hobson-jobson, penguin.
9. Tinkle Magazine was honoured with a Special Award, for its over 30 years of contribution to Indian comics and graphic arts.
You can Catch the legendary Pran Kumar Sharma, Creator of Chacha Chaudhary on Feb 9, Sunday, receiving the Lifetime Achievement award by Comic Con India.Last modified on Friday, 07 February 2014 21:48