Thursday, January 20, 2011

Comic Con comes to India - 1st Annual Indian Comic Con

For the first time in India a Comic Con is to be held. Feb 19-20 in New Delhi at the Dilli Haat !

The 1st Indian Comic Con, signals the coming of Age of the Indian comic industry. Having a long tradition of story telling and rich tradition of visual arts, and a long history of comic book publishing, it was long due to have a convention, where artists, writers, publishers and the connoisseurs got together and shared their goods.

Amar Chitra Katha, Diamond Comics, Vimanika are some of the known names to participate, along with a possibly large number of independent publishers.
The staple of Indian comic reader had been Tintin, Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, Disney comics, Asterix, Om-papa, Lucky Luke, British comics such as Steel Claw and the likes. This changed with the great induction of Indian creativity through the evergreen classics from Amar Chitra katha. ACK set an never before seen standards for bringing the rich story telling tradition of India to the hugely popular medium of sequential art. There is now a renewed interest in Graphic story telling with more original and independent content coming out from local artists and writers.

Hope this comic con sets a precendent and lead to more flourishing times for the Indian comics industry.

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