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Harsho Mohan Chattoraj is the winner of the Comic Con India grant for best unpublished work.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.