Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bangalore Comic Con Express, 2012

A chance call to my friend Pratap to get a clarification on a bookstore turned into a most enjoyable visit to the Indoor Stadium at Koramangala where the Bangalore Comic Con Express, the "the traveling version of the Indian Comic Con, the annual Comics Convention at Delhi." (

Entry is free, parking is a little haphazard, but if you get in early enough, or in the afternoon, you can find parking. Parking is also free, by the way. The indoor stadium is small enough to allow you to cover the entire floor within an hour if you are with kids, and in a couple of hours in any case. I counted more than 40 stalls there, and apart from comics, there were also several stalls of comic accessories, and also a couple of stalls of retail stores like Landmark.

One of the largest stalls was of Amar Chitra Katha, and they have come out with some new comics, like "The Blue Umbrella", based on the short story by Ruskin Bond, "Jim Corbett", "Thanjavur", "Salim Ali", and a couple of others. What was the icing on the cake was a 10 percent discount on purchases at the stall.

Amar Chitra Katha stall

Commando Comics Collections

Fan dressed as Ravana

Fans dressed as characters from the Tintin movie

The mini-event on while we were there was the launch of the second Shiva book by Vimanika, "Shiva - The Legend of the Immortal"

Yes, an unexpected and fun weekend event that both adults and children enjoyed!

© 2012, Abhinav Agarwal (अभिनव अग्रवाल). All rights reserved.