Comic con India 2012 A collective swarm to revivechildhood Heros/ fantasyland
A huge gathering of school and collage students,graphic artists, illustrators, writers , youngpublishers took place in Dilli-haat, New Delhi forthe sake of reviving childhood heros, love for thecomics (which still help to dream as well pushminds to fantasy lands), and the passion for thegraphic arts. This is an interacting platform foraspiring writers and cartoonists to share theirwork with comic enthusiasts as well as revival oflong forgotten comics such as Amar Chitra kathaand Indrajal (to name a few) and many more. Itwas very good meet for the indigenous comicgroup to showcase internationally and nationally. The 2nd time comic con India was moreorganised than 1st one. Inaugurated fromFebruary 17th and lasted till 19th February,2012,comic con this year registered innumerouspeople, 80 participants with good sponsors(Marvel, Flipkart and Inkfruit) and came up withIndia’s very own superwoman character,i.e.“superkudi” who flaunts “dupatta” as a cape inher Indian attire with red stiletto. This whole initiative has been done byTwenty onwards media, a start up by an youngturk, Jatin Verma and his team.
Disney showcased new movie release “John Carter”
Various artists, writers, publishers andrelated companies from India and acrossthe world has attended this fest. Therewere many book launching session forexample Cyber Wit Publishers, The IndianTime Traveller, Vizag Blue & HyderabadiBiryani took part of launching. some evenwent one step further as Vimanikaedutainment launched their new title,Moksha(vol#5) as well their apparel line. One of the interesting session was the“cosplay” in the fest which inspired manyyoung people to come ,register and relishtheir” fantasy land character” feel.
A fan dressed as “superkudi” infront of Indian comic con mascot “ superkudi”.
a superman fan dressed as “superman “standing in front of the mascot of comic con-2 India, “super kudi”
gimpses of cosplay
trend 1: villains are more popular than “super heroes” visuals from cosplay
trend 2: women powervisuals from cosplay and logo
trend 3: revival of indigenous character power( chota bheem, doga , chacha choudhury, billu, daku paan singh, nagraj)