The Comic-Con India Industry awards, an organization instituted in the first year of CCI to honor and recognize the comics and graphic arts community in the country, was the highlight of the inaugural edition of Pop Culture Forum.

This year’s awards featured a total of 15 Categories along with 1 Special Award. The Comic Book Categories were open to the nomination and with over 35 nominees from various publishers and creators across the country, the winners were selected by the Comic Con India Core team. The business category nominees were selected on basis of independent consumer research conducted with thousands of fans across India, at various CCI shows & events.

Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India, stated that with the Inaugural edition of the Forum, CCI was finally able to bring together all the key stakeholders of the various industries that come under the umbrella of Pop Culture. The primary aim of the forum was to shine a spotlight on this up and coming sector and highlight its achievements so far.

Here are all the winners –

No.
NAME
GOLD WINNER
SILVER WINNER
BRONZE WINNER

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COMIC BOOK CATEGORIES
1
Best Graphic Novel/Comic Book Of The Year
Buddha: An Enlightened Life by Campfire Graphic Novels
The Age of Immortals by Holy Cow Entertainment
Holy Hell (Vol.4) by Meta Desi Comics
2
Best Cover Of The Year
The Village by Yali Dream Creations
The Age of Immortals by Holy Cow Entertainment
Space Junkies (Vol.2) by SK Comics
3
Best Writer Of The Year
Holy Hell (Vol. 4) by Akshay Dhar & Zafar Khurshid for Meta Desi Comics
The Village by Shamik Dasgupta for Yali Dream Creations
Ram V for Age of Immortals (Vol.1) by Holy Cow Entertainment
4
Best Children’s Illustrated Book Of The Year
The Best Baker in the World by Penguin Random House
TIE: Potli Baba ki Kahani: Pinocchio by Scholastic India + Shah Jahan & The Ruby Robber by Duckbill Books
Wingstar No.1 by Tinkle Comics
5
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team Of The Year
Saumin Patel for The Age of Immortals by Holy Cow Entertainment
Rajesh Nagulakonda for Buddha: An Enlightened Life by Campfire Graphic Novels
Abhijeet Kini for Rhyme Fighters: Odes to our Unsung Heroes & Holy Hell (Vol.4)
6
Best New Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team Of The Year
Tadam Gyadu for Damned by Chariot Comics
Abhilash Panda for Rakshak by Yali Dream Creations
7
Best Colorist Of The Year
Rajesh Nagulakonda & Pradeep Sherawat for Buddha: An Enlightened Life by Campfire Graphic Novels
Saumin Patel for The Age of Immortals by Holy Cow Entertainment
Prasad Patnaik for The Village by Yali Dream Creations
8
Best Web Comic Of The Year
Brown Paperbag by Sailesh Gopalan
Bakarmax by Sumit Kumar
Beast Legion #13 by Jazyl Homavazir
9
Best Continuing Graphic Series Of The Year
Holy Hell by Meta Desi Comics
Wingstar for Tinkle Magazine
NOIS Series by Aparna Sundaresan for Tinkle Magazine
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POP CULTURE BUSINESS CATEGORIES
10
Most Impressive Fan Experience Zone Of The Year
Disney India
Hasbro India
Amazon Prime Video
11
Fan Favourite Exhibitor Of The Year
Planet Superheroes
MC Sid Razz
Every Flavour Geeks
12
Fan Favourite Publisher Of The Year
Penguin Random House
Simon & Schuster
Amar Chitra Katha
13
Best Film & TV Promotion Of The Year
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Warner Bros. Pictures India.
AXN India
14
Fan Favourite Engagement Of The Year
WWE India
Doritos/Fulldome Pro
AXN India
15
Best Brand Integration Of The Year
One Plus
Mountain Dew
Vodafone

 

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