India is all set to witness its first ever Maruti Suzuki Alto Comic Book Celebration Week, where comic book enthusiasts will get to download free comic books of select titles straight on their desktop, tablet or phone from any corner the country. Presented by Comic Con India and powered by ReadWhere, the celebration will be held from July 4th to July 10th, 2016. The main publishers participating include Amar Chitra Katha, Chariot Comics, Graphic India, Abhijeet Kini, Campfire Graphic Novels, Holy Cow Entertainment, Meta Desi Comics, Saumin Patel, Shamik Dasgupta and many more.
Comic Con India had started a Free Comic Book Weekend in 2013, with an aim to expand the reach and scope of comic books across the country. This Alto Comic Book Celebration is an extension of the same initiative, where apart from free comics there will be lots of fun-filled activities for fans to participate in.
Online digital content marketplace Readwhere has been associated with Comic Con India since the very beginning to promote this initiative and allow comic enthusiasts to download Indian comics for free. This year too the platform shall offer free samplers for download.
During this week, fans can download free comics samplers and participate in digital activities like Fan Art Contest where fans can upload their art and the winner will get a chance to showcase his/her art at Alto Hyderabad Comic Con and Fan Meme Contest where fans can upload memes and the winner will get a brand new Tablet. (The winners for both these activities will be decided via public voting and internal judging. Fans can also vote for their favorite artwork/memes and increase their chances of winning.)
There will also be Trivia Contests, where fans can indulge themselves in daily fun contests with a new theme everyday. Winners will get awesome prizes like merchandise, graphic novels, Comic Books etc from Random house India, Planet Superheroes, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and Hachette India.
Comic Con India will also host an section called Know your creators, a dedicated section where people can know more about all popular Indian Creators and publishers taking part in Alto Comic Book Celebration Week. (All these digital activities will be conducted on the dedicated Comic Con India, microsite for Alto Comic Book Celebration Week.)
This year, the titles featured at Readwhere will be VRICA: Ascension Protocol, Angry Maushi: Heavy Metal, Holy Hell 1, Rakshak, Kaamotsav, Elephant Stories, Birbal, Suppandi 7, Shambhu 7, Beatles, DC Superhero Girls Finals Crisis, Avatar EX, Aghori, Ravanayan, Shaitaan and many more. Users can download these samplers for free and full comic book will be available at very reasonable price with attractive cashback to receive in the readwhere wallet.