International comic artists eye Indian talent

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Interntional comic distributors and publishers are keen to explore the emerging market in India and open to work with local artists. Reuters Interntional comic distributors and publishers are keen to explore the emerging market in India and open to work with local artists. Reuters
SummaryInterntional comic distributors and publishers are keen to explore the emerging market in India.

space to digital comics...and digital format will be the new way of reaching out to people," he said.

"People in America are very resistant in switching to digital format. They still like papers...So it is very tough there to build a market for digital comics," Lyod said. He even said though digital medium is not financially viable he feels it would be successful.

"Digital medium is very easy to operate. There are no hassles involved. So slowly it will pick up," he said.

The response from Indian audience for their works have been great claims the artists.

"The response here has been terrific so far. I am very happy to see the kind of enthusiasm being exuded by Indian audience here," Waid said.

"We have recently released a book here and the feedback has been phenomenal...very positive," said Gabriel Ba, a Brazilian comic book artist.

Speaking on comics as a genre, Llyod said comics should be treated as movies.

"Comics are a great medium. It should be treated like movies. It is a great medium for communications," he said.

The fourth edition of Comic Con was held here from February 7.

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