Comics are serious business at 2nd Comic Con India awards

By A Correspondent

 

The second Comic Con India Awards honoured and felicitated the best Indian comics and comics creators of 2012 on February 7 in New Delhi. Comic Con India Awards is an initiative of Comic Con India, which was established in 2011.

 

The CCI Awards aim to recognize the work of the professionals in India’s comics industry, bring into focus the novelty of this art form and acknowledge the efforts of numerous writers, artists and publishers in this field.

 

Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India, said, “CCI Awards is where we honour and felicitate the best Indian comics and comics’ creators, and give them the recognition they deserve, among their peers.”

 

Harsho Mohan Chattoraj is the winner of the Comic Con India grant for best unpublished work. He received a grant of Rs 75,000 and a publishing deal with Comic Con India.

 

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award was a posthumous award given to an iconic Indian cartoonist, the late Mario Miranda. Last year at the 1st CCI Awards, the lifetime award was given to R K Laxman.

 

The jury consisting of Neelabh Banerjee (Author & Artist), Vaibhav Kumaresh (Artist Animator) and Abhishek Sharma (Writer & Filmmaker) went through the entries submitted, shortlisted them and eventually announced the winners.

 

The nomination list and winners in each category:

1. Best Web/Digital Comic:

Sufi comics (www.suficomics.com), by Sufi Studios

The Beast Legion Issue 6 Onwards (www.thebeastlegion.com), by Jazyl Homavazir.

Old School (digital.level10comics.com), by Level 10 Comics. – (Winner)

 

2. Best Graphic Novel/Comic Book of the Year:

Jim Corbett – Friend Of The Wild, by ACK Media.

Sudershan (Chimpanzee), by Hachette India.

Tina’s Mouth, by Harper Collins India.

Steve Jobs: Genius By Design, by Campfire Graphic Novels. (Winner)

Draupadi: The Fire-Born Princess, by Campfire Graphic Novels.

Agent Vinod: The Jungfrau Encounter, by Westland Ltd.

 

3. Best Penciller/Inker/Penciller-Inker Team:

Abhijeet Kini, for Angry Maushi. Published by Abhijeet Kini.

Saumin Patel, for Agent Vinod: The Jungfrau Encounter. Published by Westland Ltd. (Winner)

Meren Imchen, for Sudershan (Chimpanzee). Published by Hachette India.

Abhishek Malsuni (Pencils), Sunil Paswan (Inks), for The Legends Of Aveon 9: The Train To Vexadus. Published by Rovolt Comics.

Abhishek Malsuni (Pencils), Sunil Paswan & Jagdish Kumar (Inks) for The Legends Of Aveon 9: The Race To Revelations. Published by Rovolt Comics.

Manu for Draupadi: The Fire-Born Princess. Published by Campfire Graphic Novels.

Rajesh Nagulakonda for Krishna: Defender Of Dharma. Published by Campfire Graphic Novels.

Naresh Kumar for Martin Luther King: Let Freedom Ring. Published by Campfire Graphic Novels.

Deepak Sharma for Odayan – Issue 1-5. Published by Level 10 Comics.

 

4. Best Colourist:

Yogesh Pugaonkar for Ravanayan 06. Published by Holy Cow Entertainment.

Neeraj Menon, Vikrant Shitole, Jignesh Gajjar for Jungfrau Encounter. Published by Westland Ltd.

Balram Bannerjee for Batu Gaiden. Published by Level 10 Comics.

Shashank Mishra for Legends of Aveon 9, Book 1 & 2. Published by Rovolt Comics.

Sachin Nagar for Sundarkaand: Triumph Of Hanuman. Published by Campfire Graphic Novels. (Winner)

Vijay Sharma & Pradeep Sherawat for Martin Luther King: Let Freedom Ring. Published by Campfire Graphic Novels.

Anil C K for Abraham Lincoln: From The Log Cabin To The White House. Published by Campfire Graphic Novels.

Kavita Singh Kale for My Facebook Friends. Published by Tulika Publishers.

 

5. Best Cover:

Aghori, Book 1, cover art by Vivek Goel. Published by Holy Cow Entertainment.

This Book Makes No Sense, cover art by Priya Kurien. Published by Scholastic India.

When Crows Are White, cover art by Garima Gupta. Published by Scholastic India. (Winner)

Mad Maladies (Vol. 1, Issue 11), cover art by Somesh Kumar. Brainwave Magazine

Tinkle Digest #247, cover art by Somnath Pal.

Black Bread White Bear, cover art by PRABHA Mallya. Published by Harper Collins India.

The Legends Of Aveon 9: The Train To Vexadus, cover art by Yin Yuming (Imaginary Friends Studios, Singapore). Published by Rovolt Comics.

Steve Jobs: Genius By Design, cover art by Amit Tayal. Published by Campfire Graphic Novels.

Draupadi: The Fire-Born Princess, cover art by Manu (Pencil/Ink), Anil C K (Color), Rajesh Nagulakonda (Design). Published by Campfire Graphic Novels.

Shiva – The Legends Of The Immortal (Book ll), cover art by Amit Tayal. Published by Vimanika Comics.

I am Kalki – The Red Book (Vol 2), cover art by Amit Tayal. Published by Vimanica Comics.

 

6. Best Writer:

Yogesh Chandekar for Agent Vinod: The Jungfrau Encounter. Published by Westland Ltd.

Tripti Sah for Jim Cobett – Friend Of The Wild. Published by ACK Media.

Rajesh Devraj for Sudershan (Chimpanzee). Published by Hachette India.

Jason Quinn for Steve Jobs: Genius By Design. Published by Campfire Graphic Novels. (Winner)

Mechael Teitelbaum &Lewis Helfand for Martin Luther King: Let Freedom Ring. Published by Campfire Graphic Novels.

 

7. Best Continuing Graphic Series:

Aghori by Holy Cow Entertainment.

The Watchbearer, Tinkle Digest #248, 249.

Those Mongol Barbarians! – Tinkle Digest #242, 243, 244 .

The Legends Of Aveon 9: The Train To Vexadus – Book 1 of 7 by Rovolt Comics. (Winner)

The Legends Of Aveon 9: The Race To Revelations Book 2 of 7 by Rovolt Comics. (Winner)

 

8. Best Graphic Anthology:

Sufi Comic: The Wise Fool Of Baghdad by Sufi Studios.

The Obliterary Journal Vol. 1 by Westland/Blaft Publications.

Tinkle Digest #250 .

Tinkle #600 .

PAO: The Anthology Of Comics 1 by Penguin Books India. (Winner)

 

9. Best Children’s Illustrated Book (Ages 13 & below):

Just Like A Bug, written by Anushka Ravishankar, illustrated by Shilo Shiv Suleman. Published by Scholastic India.

Let’s Go Time Travelling, Life In India Through The Ages, written by Subhadra Sengupta, illustrated by Tapas Guha. Published by Puffin Books India. (Winner)

Getting Granny’s Glasses, written by Ruskin Bond, illustrated by Sayantan Halder. Published by Puffin Books India.

 

10. Best Publication for Children:

The Blue Umbrella by Amar Chitra Katha Pvt Ltd. (Winner)

Brainwave, Doomsday Alert (Vol. 1 Issue 12).

Tinkle Digest #252 .

Tinkle #600.

The Deadly Royal Recipe, written by Ranjit Lal. Published by Duckbill Books.

Oops the Mighty Gurgle, written by Ram G Vallath. Published by Duckbill Books.

Sundarkaand: Triumph Of Hanuman by Campfire Graphic Novels.

Martin Luther King: Let Freedom Ring by Campfire Graphic Novels.

Tinkle Holiday Special #39.

 

11. Best Children’s Writer:

Anushka Ravishankar for Just Like A Bug. Published by Scholastic India.

Jerry Pinto for When Crows Are White. Published by Scholastic India.

Subhadra Sengupta for Lets Go Time Travelling, Life In India Through The Ages. Published by Penguin Books India. (Winner)

Anoushka Ravishankar for Moin The Monster Songster. Published by Duckbill Books.

Shyam Prakash for Sundarkaand: Triumph Of Hanuman. Published by Campfire Graphic Novels.

 

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