Speaking on the occasion, Mohammed Ali Vakil, Co-Author of 40 Sufi Comics said "We're excited to be a part of Comic-Con International. India has a rich tradition of narrating stories in varied visual formats. Outside India not many people are aware that we've been producing comics for around 50 years. It's about time we showcase our work & talents at various Comic Conventions around the world. I hope this is a beginning for more Indians to participate at such events."
"Sufi Comics are short comics that illustrate the eternal spiritual truths in the teachings of Islam. It expresses values that are found common with other faiths and all people in general. Our comics have been very well received in India, and we're looking forward to showcase them at a global platform."
Mr. Jatin Verma, CEO and Founder, Comic-Con India said "Sufi Comics is a novel concept; Ali & Arif have created something truly remarkable. Sufi comics are the perfect example to showcase the accessibility and power of the graphic art form, clearing the misconceptions about Islam and spreading the soulful teachings of the Quran. These comics need to be shared with readers not only in India, but across the world. They will most certainly and deservedly get a tremendous response at Comic-Con International, we all at Comic Con India wish the Sufi Comics team all the very best."
Life's lessons are taught in a perceptive, subtle and humorous way in these comics. A short comic is a preferable medium these days for many to read and assimilate new subjects. One can go back to it as often as one wants because they are not boring. They convey esoteric philosophy in simple language and cartoons without compromising on content or quality. These comic strips are now being used as teaching material in Madrasahs around the world.
San Diego Comic-Con International is a multigenre convention held yearly in San Diego, California, United States. It was founded as the "Golden State Comic Book Convention" in 1970 by a group of San Diegans, which included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger and Mike Towry; later, it was called the "San Diego Comic Book Convention".
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About 40 Sufi Comics
Sufi Comics are short comic strips that illustrate the eternal spiritual truths in the teachings of Islam. These comics were published on the Arif & Ali's Blog over the last two years. 40 Sufi Comics is a collection of these comics in the form of a book. Alongside each of the comics are verses from the Holy Quran & Traditions from the Prophet & the Ahlul Bayt, related to the topic of the comic. Some of the titles included in the book::
The Truth about Lies
* Where does Wisdom come from?
* Where is God's Treasure?
* No Problem!
* How far is Heaven?
* A Visit to Hell
* Can I see God?
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