- Indusverse Comics– A venture by TVF Founder Arunabh Kumar & renowned Comic book artist Alok Sharma has recently bagged 4 awards in Comic Con India Awards 2020.
Indusverse Comics– A venture by TVF Founder Arunabh Kumar & renowned Comic book artist Alok Sharma has recently bagged 4 awards in Comic Con India Awards 2020.
Their first series of Graphic Novels – The Beginning, Stunt & Outrage has bagged awards in different categories. The Beginning got Bronze Award in Best Graphic Novel Category. Saumin Suresh Patel got the bronze award in Best Penciller/inker category for Stunt. Lianne Texeira Singh & Arunabh Kumar got the silver award in the best Writers category for The Beginning. Stunt got the bronze award in the Best Cover category.
Talking to Next Big Brand, Alok Sharma (Co-founder, Indusverse) said, ” We are happy and excited for these awards. We were against the best of the best in business and being the newcomers in the industry this is very huge for us”
“In the Best Cover Category, Our graphic novel was against old players such as Campfire & Amar Chitra Katha. We were up against giants and still, we made our mark which shows that the audience loves the new concepts. The cover which won was designed by two college freshers who made it in 3 days and it went to win the award.”
“My favorite nomination is which didn’t win the award is Fan Favorite Publisher Of The Year. We were nominated alongside players such as Simon & Schuster, Hachette India, Penguin Random House, Amar Chitra Katha. These are the organizations we look up to and sharing the podium with them in such a short span is indeed a moment of pride for all of us at Indusverse”
Comic-Con India (CCI) is a series of annual conventions focused on comics, organized in India. The first edition took place in New Delhi in 2011 and has expanded over the years to include other major Indian cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, and Ahmadabad. Already all these towns are having annual comic cons. These five cities cumulatively draw over 200,000 visitors with more than 1200 exhibitors. Comic-Con India ‘s creator Jatin Varma opened the first comic con in Delhi, India in 2011.
Indusverse winning such awards within 8 months of the launch of their comic book series show that they are going in the right direction with their vision of youth-oriented stories and the way of storytelling loved by the millennials. Recently, I was interacting with both the founders of Indusverse and their vision towards bringing the new age storytellers was crystal clear which reflects in their recent win.