Fine tooning

Feb 09 2014, 02:34 IST
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SummaryComic Con India has got bigger this year, with some of the greatest names in the industry taking part. Here’s a line-up of events awaiting visitors on the last day.

Launch pad

Holy Cow Entertainment will launch two back-to-back issues of Aghori (issues 9 and 10), which chronicle yet another mysterious adventure of the protagonist, Vira.

Orange Radius will launch Blind Spot, which include Layers, Cross Hair, Futile and Alive, stories that revolve around greed, distrust, cruelty and fear.

World Comics India will launch Comics For All and Tharu Ek Bhooli Katha. The 10-year-old Comics For All is a unique example of grassroots-level comics journalism that unfolds the story of the Tharu tribe living around Uttarakhand and Nepal.

Global treat

Some of the international artists and authors that will join the audiences today:

Mark Waid: An Eisner Award-winning American writer known for his work on Marvel Comics’ Captain America.

David Lloyd: A British comics artist best known as the illustrator of V for Vendetta.

Dress circle

Cosplay (costume contest) remains one of the major attractions at the convention. Winners stand a chance to win a free trip to New York. This year, winners are being judged under five categories

Comic book/ Graphic novel

Animated series/ movie

Manga/Anime

Sci-fi/fantasy

Gaming

Shoppers’ stop

From Japanese merchandisers selling T-shirts, mugs, toys and posters to exclusive stuff from Kook N Keech by Myntra, Wacom, Collectors Heritage and Hysteria, among others, the convention is housing the best of both worlds this year.

Special moments

Comic Con India Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to cartoonist Pran for his decades of contribution to the cause of Indian comics.

AXN will present a special screening of Supernatural Series Best Moments!

Zee Café will present a special screening of the popular TV show, House of Cards.

An in-depth session will take place, in which artist Abhijeet Kini will talk in detail about digital art and the various tools involved in it, and present a live demo of pen, tablet and digital art.

There will be a special session by Campfire on ‘how to write comics’._

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