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Sufi Comics will be at Comic Con International San Diego 2012

Some months ago after encouragement from a friend, we applied to participate to promote Sufi Comics at Comic Con International San Diego – the mother of all Comic Conventions and one of the biggest in the world. When I got in touch with them, they told me there’s a 3 year waiting list. Hearing this we didn’t have any expectations to get in. Nonetheless they asked us to fill in the application form, in case there’s space, we may get a chance.

Long story short after a series of unexpected events, Sufi Comics will be participating at Comic Con International San Diego from July 12 to 15 2012.

This is a big moment for us, as it’s the first time an Comic book publisher from India has an exhibit space at Comic Con San Diego. I hope this is a beginning for more Indians to participate at International Comic Conventions around the world.

Please share the news with your friends. If you’re there in town during this time, we look forward to meet you there, at booth #5531.

For the first time the book 40 Sufi Comics in Color will be avaiable for Sale. We’ll also be previewing pages from our upcoming book “Sufi Comics: The Wise Fool of Baghdad.”

Sufi Comics at Comic-Con Express Mumbai: Photos & Press

Since the time I’ve been working on Sufi Comics, I’ve been reading about¬†Comic-Con¬†conventions that take place in the US and Europe. ¬†I used think how great it would be to have a Comic-Con in India, to showcase Indian comics that are unique in their own right.

Then earlier this year to my surprise I read in the papers that India organized their first¬†Comic-Con¬†in Delhi, and the next one was coming up in¬†Mumbai. ¬†In a way the timing was perfect ’cause “40 Sufi Comics” had just gotten released. ¬†Arif didn’t waste any time in booking a stall and in Oct of 2011 we found ourselves behind a stall in Comic-Con Mumbai promoting “40 Sufi Comics”.¬†It was a wonderful opportunity to meet Comic Artists & enthusiasts around the world.

Just by the sheer number of footfalls at the convention, one could see the rise in demand for Comics and Graphic Novels.  Comics are a very powerful medium and instead of just mere entertainment, I hope they are used for spreading positive messages to tackle the social issues our World faces.

“40 Sufi Comics” received a very warm welcome from visitors and the media. Our books got sold out, and many expressed their interest in future volumes. ¬†We’re looking forward to participate in Comic-Con 2012! ¬†Press clippings & Photographs below:

DNA – Mumbai
Hindustan Times – Mumbai
Marathi Paper – Mumbai

Photographs:

Book Launch: 40 Sufi Comics at Comic-Con express Mumbai

We’re pleased to announce that¬†Sufi Comics¬†will be participating as an exhibitor @¬†Comic Con Express Mumbai¬†on the¬†22nd & 23rd of October. ¬†We’ll also be doing an On-Stage book launch of “40 Sufi Comics” at 1:30 pm on 22nd October. ¬†If you’re in Mumbai during this time, please drop by, we would love to meet you!

What is Comic Con Express?
Comic Con Express is the traveling version of the Indian Comic Con, the annual Comics Convention at Delhi. Comic Con Express was started with the aim of taking Comic Con to cities throughout India to support and boost the comics industry by increasing local interaction and participation. Visit: http://www.comicconindia.com