India to Celebrate the First ever
‘Maruti Suzuki Alto Comic Book Celebration Week’
Presented by Comic Con India & Powered by ReadWhere
DOWNLOAD COMICS SAMPLERS FOR FREE FROM 4th & 10th JULY 2016!
- Enjoy a full week of free digital comics (samplers) from leading Indian publishers
- Download them straight on your Desktop, Phone or Tablet (iOs & Android Store)
India, June 28th’ 2016: Gear up to celebrate the First ever Alto Comic Book Celebration Week in India presented by Comic Con India & powered by ReadWhere from July 4th & 10th’ 2016. Comics enthusiasts and fans can download a host of Indian Comic book samplers for free straight on their Desktop, Phone or Tablet (iOs & Android Store) from any part of the country.
The main publishers participating in the Comic Book Week are Amar Chitra Katha, Chariot Comics, Graphic India, Abhijeet Kini, Campfire Graphic Novels, Holy Cow Entertainment, Meta Desi Comics, Saumin Patel, Shamik Dasgupta and many more.
Comic Con India started an initiative called ‘Free Comic Book Weekend’ in the year 2013, with an aim to expand the scope and access of comics across India. Alto Comic Book Celebration Week is the extension of the same initiative, with a week long celebration of comics & lot more activities for fans.
Online digital content marketplace Readwhere.com has been partnering with Comic Con India since the very beginning to promote this initiative and allow comics enthusiasts download Indian comics for free. This year also, Readwhere.com will be providing the platform to serve free digital comics sampler to fans across India.
Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India shared, “I am extremely excited to flag off our latest initiative to promote Indian comics & creators and this year we have a week long celebration lined up! All thanks to the support from Maruti Suzuki ALTO. We are bringing the latest & the best in Indian comics to fans across the country, in return we hope they will support their local creators and not only download the free comics but also purchase them! Additionally, we have tons of awesome contests & giveaways each from 4th July to 10th July! So, Keep Calm & Read and Buy Lots of Comics! .”
During this week, fans can download free comics samplers and participate in digital activities like Fan Art Contest where fans can upload their art and the winner will get a chance to showcase his/her art at Alto Hyderabad Comic Con and Fan Meme Contest where fans can upload memes and the winner will get a brand new Tablet. (The winners for both these activities will be decided via public voting and internal judging. Fans can also vote for their favorite artwork/memes and increase their chances of winning.)
There will also be Trivia Contests, where fans can indulge themselves in daily fun contests with a new theme everyday. Winners will get awesome prizes like merchandise, graphic novels, Comic Books etc from Random house India, Planet Superheroes, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and Hachette India.
Comic Con India will also host an section called Know your creators, a dedicated section where people can know more about all popular Indian Creators and publishers taking part in Alto Comic Book Celebration Week. (All these digital activities will be conducted on the dedicated Comic Con India, microsite for Alto Comic Book Celebration Week.)
This year, the titles featured at Readwhere will be VRICA: Ascension Protocol, Angry Maushi: Heavy Metal, Holy Hell 1, Rakshak, Kaamotsav, Elephant Stories, Birbal, Suppandi 7, Shambhu 7, Beatles, DC Superhero Girls Finals Crisis, Avatar EX, Aghori, Ravanayan, Shaitaan and many more. Users can download these samplers for free and full comic book will be available at very reasonable price with attractive cashback to receive in the readwhere wallet.
Fans can download, purchase the comics via Web (http://www.readwhere.com) So fans get set, the process for Alto Comic Book Celebration Week 2016 will go live on Monday 4th July at 12 AM and will conclude on Sunday 10th July.
About Comic Con India
Comic Con India is a unique event celebrating the illustrated medium, which brings together the whole comics industry and related fields such as Merchandise, Toys, Games, Films and Animation, along with fans of this culture from all age groups. It has now grown to multiple events across the country. The mission has now evolved to create unique pop culture events and engage with fans all across the country.
The properties include Delhi Comic Con, Mumbai Comic Con, Bangalore Comic Con & Hyderabad Comic Con. Along with a traveling property - Comic Con Express, which was last held in Pune in 2016.
Comic Con India (CCI) took a big leap as they recently (In September 2014) announced a joint venture with Reed Exhibitions; part of the FTSE listed Reed Elsevier Group, to grow the pop culture space in India and bring world class events to Indian fans. The Comic Con India team will now work closely with the ‘ReedPOP’ division of Reed Exhibitions, the largest producer of pop culture events in the world.
With this JV in place, CCI enters the burgeoning ReedPOP portfolio of pop culture events which includes New York Comic Con, PAX, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Oz Comic-Con, Singapore Toy, Gaming & Comics Convention and Star Wars Celebration among many others.