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Straight out of a comic book

Here are a few glimpses from the Second Annual Comic Con that concluded in the Capital yesterday.

art and culture Updated: Feb 20, 2012 01:09 IST
Charu Sharma
Charu Sharma
Hindustan Times

It’s not everyday that you get to see Wonder woman, Doremon, Poison ivy, the Joker from the Batman series and little Spiderman at one place busy getting clicked and having a gala time.

Many known superheroes as well as other famous characters from Hollywood flicks came together at the 2nd Annual Comic Con that concluded on Sunday. People from all walks of life thronged to the event to get a taste of the fantasy world at Dilli Haat, INA. Cosplay (costume play) was the major attraction of the event as people came in guises of their favourite characters.

Little Jia Kohli who was dressed like Doremon said, “I love to watch him on TV. It was my golden chance to be like Doremon.” Monica Smriti, who designed her own costume, said, “Instead of getting into the guise of some known character, I mixed-matched to make my own costume. It seems to have worked for me as everyone wants to know whom I am dressed like.” Suhani Bhatt, 10, who came at the event with her parents, said, “I am so excited to see Chota Bheem. He is so adorable.”

Not only kids, even youngsters came to the event in great numbers. Saahil Sharma, a Delhi University student, who bunked a class to be at the event, said, “My favourite superheroes and comics are here. It is amazing to have events like these happening in the Capital. I really hope they come here more often.”

It was a delightful experience for the comic-lovers that got a taste of fantasy, humour and fun — all at one place. The event also had other attractions like tattoo maker, offbeat merchandise and some interesting workshops from renowned people from the industry. Jatin Verma, the organiser of the event said, “The response has been extraordinary. People came in great numbers and we are delighted to the see the excitement among people.”

Comics go Digital
What with the changing trends of the industry, some players in the comic industry have started to go the digital way. Suhas Sundar, of Level 10 comics that has recently gone viral, said, “It is a quickest and easiest way to gauge the response of people to our titles before going in print.” He added, “This way we can get rid of the distribution hurdle.”Manish Dhingra, of Mediology, said, “To get more people to read and take interest in comics, going digital is the way ahead.”

First Published: Feb 19, 2012 16:07 IST