My news feed is crammed with friends posting pictures of the recently held Annual Indian Comic Con in Bangalore. Never heard of an Indian Comic Con?? Well in that case let us zap through the past. The Annual Indian Comic Con started back in 2011 in Delhi and has grown to be 4 years old with the Bangalore convention coming to an end. It helps bring together the publishers, artists, creative heads and most importantly the readers and the fans to share their views and ideas.
The Indian Comic Con aims at preparing India as a battleground for the superheroes to kick the guts out of the villains in the desi style while we sit back with our popcorn baskets and eyes glued to all the action. The organizers are creating a platform for the budding artist with talent in Indian comedy to come up and meet up people who can help them with their work. India has serious potential with the comic book culture still in its budding stage. The readers are thirsty for better potion of comic tales while the drums of creativity is maturing with time for the artists and undeniably the publishers are making big bucks bringing them together.
Enough of the gyaan, let us talk about the most interesting part of any Comic Con. Yes, I am talking about the costume event. People come dressed as their favorite comic characters and superheroes to show off their insane love for the character. You will find a Joker, Iron man and the Batman at almost every turn at the venue. The top stealers at the Bangalore Comic Con where the Batman and the Iron man. There were a lot Indian super heroes like the Chota Bheem, Naagraj, Sambhu, Chacha Chowdhary and few other Indian comedy legends moving around and getting snapped in the shutter of cameras.
Quite a few graphic novels and comic books were released during the run of the Bangalore event. Campfire Comics came out with a new graphic novel, which happens to be an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Holy Cow Entertainment launched two comic books based on the Indian mythology, Aghori and Ravanayan. Twelve is a collection of 12 books narrating the tales of the lives of young people in India written by Manta Ray. Tinkle comics that happen to be the Godfather of the Indian comic industry introduced Tinkle Tall Tales, which has adventures of their beloved characters, Shikari Shambu, Butterfingers and the defective detectives.
If you are upset on missing the Bangalore Comic Con, cheer up because the organisers of Comic Con in India are soon going to come up again at the Mumbai Film & Comics Convention 2013. Though the dates are not out yet, we will soon see them flashing it out in the sky from the Batman Signal equipment that the Batman (I am Batman…shhh) has generously agreed to share with the Indian Comic Con Club. Finally as I close down the article I have only though for the Indian Comic Con, “Live Long and Prosper”.
Have you attended the Comic Con in Delhi or Bangalore? Tell us how was it in the comments below!