Gear up to celebrate the first ever ‘Maruti Suzuki Alto Comic Book Celebration Week’ in India presented by Comic Con India and powered by ReadWhere from 4 to 10 July, 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 had the ‘Free Comic Book Weekend’ initiative 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 and a lot more activities for the 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 samplers to fans across India.
Comic Con India, founder, Jatin Varma shared, “I am extremely excited to flag off our latest initiative to promote Indian comics and 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 and 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 and giveaways each from 4 July to 10 July! So, ‘Keep Calm and 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 favourite 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 every day. Winners will get awesome prizes like merchandise, graphic novels and comic books 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 the 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.
So fans get set, the process for Alto Comic Book Celebration Week 2016 will go live on Monday 4 July at 12 am and will conclude on Sunday 10 July.