Sales cross Rs 5 mn at 2nd Comic Con India

Sales cross Rs 5 mn at 2nd Comic Con India

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NEW DELHI: The Second Comic Con India over the weekend in the capital saw a footfall of around 35,000 people, and the sales touched a figure of around Rs 5 million.

Comic Con India Founder Jatin Varma of Twenty Onwards Media told indiantelevision.com that the three-day event from 17 February saw around 20 book releases and several launches of merchandise.

For the first time, awards were given away in the world of cartoons and comics, and the eminent R K Laxman received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Costume competition with participants dressed as their favourite comic book heroes were seen on all three days and prizes were given those who took part in the best Cosplay. The event showcased a huge range of heroes, both new and old, from Chacha Chaudhary to Suppandi.

There were around 50 stalls exhibiting, promoting and selling comics, graphic novels, merchandise etc., and workshops and interactive sessions were held every half hour at the dedicated stage area with exclusive launches of Comics titles, book signings, competitions and Cosplay (Costume contest). The stalls included some by foreign teaching institutions in animation technology.

?We try to bring Retailers, Publishers, Merchandisers, Writers, Artists, Illustrators etc. from within the Comic, Animation, Gaming, Movies/studios and related communities together and give them a common platform. The three-day event showcased 80 participants and several interactive sessions and talks by world renowned artists like Robert Crumb. We were extremely fortunate to have speakers - from the legends of the Indian Comics Industry, to veterans of the industry from outside the country this year,? added Jatin.

The pioneer of India‘s comic book revolution - Amar Chitra Katha - released one of their most-awaited titles ?Anant Pai ? Master StoryTeller? as a tribute to the ACK founder.

Fans of Walt Disney Pictures highly anticipated release of epic, action adventure film ?John Carter? had their first taste of the 3D film at the John Carter Fan Zone.

"This is for the first time that Marvel?s superhero Iron Man visited India to meet and greet Indian fans and we are overwhelmed by the response we have got from our fans in India,? said a Disney spokesperson.

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