The opening Day of the 4th Annual Indian Comics Convention organized by Comic Con India received a great response from its fans from all age groups. It was overwhelming to see the excitement and enthusiasm in the air, not just the participants but audiences too looked thrilled to be a part of the weekend Comic fest, which will go on till Sunday, February 9th 2014 at the Thyagraj stadium, New Delhi.
“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 pictures clicked with audiences ”, said Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India.
Spread across 50000 Sq foot of area, this year the comics’ convention is divided into 3 zones – the Experience zone, the Exhibitor zone and the 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”.
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A major attraction at the festival is the exhibition ‘Inside Peanuts: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz’ the exhibits of which have been shipped exclusively for visitors at the convention. It takes the visitors through the life and journey of Peanuts & Charles M Schulz over the years.
Fans who will come dressed as their favorite comics characters stand a chance to win prizes which will be given away every day, for the best dressed in the following five categories:
1. Comic book/graphic novel
2. Animated Series/Movie
All three days, one lucky winner out of the chosen 5 will also stand a chance to win A GOLDEN TICKET TO NEW YORK COMICS CONVENTION 2014, with a VIP ticket to the event!!
Tinkle Magazine was honoured with a Special Award, for its over 30 years of contribution to Indian comics and graphic arts. 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!!
The fourth Comic Con India Awards also declared the list of Awards and their winners for the third CCI festival –
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
10. Catch the legendary Pran Kumar Sharma, Creator of Chacha Chaudhary on Feb 9, Sunday, receiving the Lifetime Achievement award by Comic Con India
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