Catch up with the Comic Con Express on its last day. There's a line up of interesting events, including the infamous Golden Kela Awards, the launch of Miranda's autobiographical 1951, and Bollywood-related spin-offs
If you thought Saturday at the Comic Con Express was something, wait till you read the line-up for Sunday.
This travelling version of the first Comic Con or comic convention held in Delhi earlier this year is modelled on the lines of the San Diego Comic-Con International, a four-day event in the US which celebrates comic books and is considered one of the largest comic book-related events in the States.
War of the Independents
Here, apart from some interesting comic book launches, there is plenty of Bollywood-related spin-offs, if that's what you are interested in, apart from interesting events and workshops.
One of the events we're looking forward to is the Golden Kela Award, an idea inspired by the Razzies in the US, which awards the worst in Bollywood. If last year's Golden Kela was something to go by -- worst actor to Shah Rukh Khan for My Name Is Khan and worst actress to Sonam Kapoor for Aisha -- this should be fun.
There's also the launch of 1951, a 'graphic diary' by the famous Indian cartoonist Mario Miranda, reflecting on one of the most important years of his life. During that period, Miranda, now 90 years-old, had completed his college education, and on a sabbatical in Goa, was rapidly evolving his drawing style, touching upon themes that would later form a central point in his works.
Later in the day, one will see the India launch of an ambitious title called War of the Independents. Being launched by Vimanika Comics, this one apparently took five years in the making. Here, villains try to create an inter-dimensional doorway to conquer the world, but an assortment of superheroes from across the multiverse are brought together to save the day.
In all, over 200 superheroes from different comic book houses have been brought together for this title, one of whom is Karna, an Indian superhero.
Other interesting events include a preview of Sons Of Ram, a feature-length film about Luv and Kush, with which comic house Amar Chitra Katha Media wants to go the Marvel way, creating film based on characters in their comic books. Book launches include that of Jungle Book, a graphic novel based on Rudyard Kipling's much-loved book, and Munkee Man, a graphic novel about the Monkey Man menace in Delhi, written by Bin Tere Laden director Abhishek Sharma.
At: 12.30 to 8 pm, Expo Centre, WTC, Cuffe Parade