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Annual comic convention for comic lovers

News18

Updated: February 19, 2011, 1:39 PM IST
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Annual comic convention for comic lovers
A book fair featuring the biggest comics and graphic publishers from India and abroad.

New Delhi: A book fair featuring the biggest comics and graphic publishers from India and abroad forms a part of the first annual comic convention that started on Saturday in New Delhi.

Workshops ranging from fun stuff to academics will be conducted by various artists to bridge the gap between readers and writers for creating new projects in the comic world.

"It is a great platform for publishers to experience the growing demand in the comic industry and graphic arts in India also to interact and reach out to die hard comics enthusiasts" said Karan Vir Arora CEO Vimanika Comics.

The convention aims to bring new talents forward in the comic industry and hopes to attract producers for animation films and tele serials based on the Indian heroes much like Shaktimaan Chacha Choudhary and Karma to name a few.

"We have a huge fan following of the heroes from west like the Spider Man Super Man and Batman but in that bargain our Indian heroes are forgotten" he added.

The event seeks to provide an excellent platform to explore the current trends of the comic industry.

"The backbone of any great comic is the story and it comes from creative individuals. This place is a chance for the writers to showcase their work to the world" said Jatin Verma who is organizing the event.

Vimanika Comics is based on Indian mythology and has published titles like 'The Legend of Karna' 'Moksha' Dashaavatar and soon to be launched "I am Kalki".

Noted historian and chairman of the National Book Trust Bipin Chandra inaugurated the convention.

First Published: February 19, 2011, 1:39 PM IST
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