India to Host its First Ever Comic Convention

1 is reporting that the first annual Indian comic convention will be held in February, in a bid to facilitate direct interaction between readers and writers for creating new projects in the country’s comic industry.

The convention will be held in Dilli Haat, over the weekend of February 19th and 20th. Comic publishers said to be exhibiting at the convention include Diamond books, Vimanika, Level 10, Raj comics, and Amar Chitra Katha. Noted historian and chairman of the National Book Trust, Bipin Chandra will inaugurate the event.

The convention will include a book fair, featuring the biggest comics and graphic novel publishers from India, as well as abroad. In addition, there will be a number of workshops, conducted by artists from across India. Events will close up with an award ceremony, set to honour industry pioneers, and highlight emerging talent

A special anthology featuring previews from all the publishers and artists taking part in the convention will be available to delegates and people visiting the event.

As well as fans, talent, and publishers, the organisers hope to attract producers aiming to create animated films and TV series based on Indian comic heroes.

Jatin Verma who is organising the event told the press that, “We want the people to meet and connect with the writers and publishers in our comic industry and explore the current trends. There is a lot of potential in this industry which need to be tapped. It is an effort to celebrate our love for comics and give a boost to the industry,” going on to say that “It will be an opportunity for publishers to sample the growing popularity of comic books and graphic arts in India and reach out to die-hard comics enthusiasts.”

The con has a website at

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