Sashin T, 35, got a chance to relive his childhood days that were spent reading his favourite comic — Chacha Chaudhary by dressing up as the lovable character on Sunday.
The Andheri resident participated in the costume contest at the Comic Con Express, a travelling version of Annual Indian Comics Convention, held at World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, over the weekend. “I had a fun afternoon and Comic Con is an excellent initiative to open up the amazing world of comics to people,” said Sashin.
Following the comic conventions in US and European cities, Twenty Onwards Media first brought Comic Con to Delhi this February. “With more than 10, 000 people visiting the convention, it has been an overwhelming success in Mumbai as well. We look forward to taking it to Bangalore and Kolkata,” said Jatin Verma, Comic Con India’s founder.
The convention had more than 40 stalls, which were put up by comic publishers and libraries and also hosted the launch of seven graphic novels.
“It’s an excellent opportunity for the comic industry to tap the growing popularity of graphic novels in India,” said Abhijeet Kini, comic artist, who exhibited his novels Angry Maushi and Uud Bilau Manus.
The convention also saw the launch of non-fiction graphic novels such as 1951 by Mario De Miranda and Muhammad Ali.