International giants like Marvel (which already has a presence in India) and DC are expected to showcase their latest products alongside a clutch of local comics publishers like Vimanika, Level 10 and Campfire – all recent entrants to the Indian market. The more serious readers can look forward to the latest graphic novels from publishers like Penguin, Harper Collins and Random House.
Activities will include panels, awards, workshops, and so on — in other words, it will be just like a comic-con, except it’s in India.
The comic-con concept is spreading far and wide — A Middle East Film & Comic Con
is planned for Dubai later this year; events in South America and the Far East are getting into the US comics industry’s consciousness. No question, the excitement over the comic-con formula has gone worldwide!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.