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About CBAM Awards

Comic Books and More Awards is an attempt by Animation Xpress to support, recognise and reward and award the best practices of the diverse and vibrant comic books industry - be it on the publishing front, the art, the business or the innovative side of the industry.


  • Best Colorist(S)
  • Best Letterer
  • Best Writer
  • Best Penciller/Inker Or Penciller-inker Team
  • Best Painter/Digital Artist
  • Best Cover Artist

  • Best Single Issue/One-shot
  • Best Continuing Series
  • Best Limited Series
  • Best New Series
  • Best Graphic Album-new
  • Best Graphic Album-reprint
  • Best Adaptation From A Comic Book/Graphic Novel
  • Best Regional Language Comic Book
  • Best Emerging Comic Book Hero
  • Best Emerging Comic Book Hero (Kids)
  • Best Emerging Comic Book Hero (Mature Readers)

  • Best Publication House (Comics & Graphic Novels) - Kids
  • Best Publication House (Comics & Graphic Novels) - Teens/Young Adults
  • Best Publication House (Comics & Graphic Novels) - Adults
  • Best Emerging Comic Book Publishing House

  • Best Web Comic
  • Best Digital Comic
  • Best Political Cartoonist
  • Best Independent Comic
  • Best Emerging Comic
  • Best Comic Book Merchandise
  • Best Merchandise By Comic Artists

  • Best Graphic Novel/Comic Book Of The Year
  • Best Children's Illustrated Book Of The Year
  • Best International Comic Book
  • Best Comic Book Editor
  • Comic Artist Of The Year
  • Lifetime Achievement

Rules & Regulations

  • The work should be done in between the period of 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020.
  • The content/artist/work should be from India (except Best International Comic Book).
  • The entry form and other data must be submitted in English language only.
  • The applicant must submit the original work created by them or on behalf of a client for whom the work was created / executed for.
  • The same work can be submitted in multiple categories that is deemed fit. There is no limit on the number of the submission of entries in any category by one applicant. However, the same entry cannot be submitted by multiple parties. An entry can be submitted by either the publishing house or the client.
  • Only entries that are complete and meet the necessary requirements will be accepted.
  • Full payment to be made on or before the last date of submission. Entries after the last date will not qualify for the judging process.
  • AnimationXpress India Pvt. Ltd. considers that the applicant has read all the rules and regulations carefully and thereby accepts it. AnimationXpress India Pvt. Ltd. will not be held responsible/ liable in case of any plagiarism, falsification or intellectual property infringement in any manner whatsoever. If the applicant is found ill eligible/ contravenes the criteria mentioned herein then their entry will be disqualified.
  • The applicant must specify the name of the person authorized to approve submission of entries on behalf of the organization/company.
  • The registration will be complete post verification by AnimationXpress India Pvt. Ltd. The login ID and password will be generated and notified to both applicant and authorizing authority via e-mail confirmation
  • Once the Login ID and Password is activated, the applicant can login and select the desired categories and proceed to make payment. The entire submission and payment process is online.
  • Click on Login and enter your User ID and Password.
  • Click on the "Categories tab".
  • Select the desired categories.
  • Click on the "Next" Button.
  • List of all the categories selected will appear. In case you want to put multiple entries in the same category, click on the "Add More" button.
  • Click on the category and fill in the prescribed contents of the form and attach the supporting files/documents.
  • Every entry can be supported with a brief profile, creative description, innovation, strategy and end result with pictures, images and info graphics etc.
  • Click on the Next Button to save the submission.
  • To make any changes, go to the home page and click on the Edit entry button. By clicking on Edit you can add more entries, delete entries, edit content of the form etc.
  • We are happy to say that we will not be charging anything this year to support the comic artist community as last year has been a challenging time for the entire community.
  • The work should be done in between the period of 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020.
  • It is mandatory for all the entries to attach/link their works. If not the complete book, then the preview of it.
  • For publication-related categories, provide the title plus the writer and penciller/inker (do not include the colorist, letterer, cover artist, editor, etc.).
  • For individual-related categories (writer, artist, penciller/inker, painter, etc.) provide the titles of all the works done in the given timeframe by that person.
  • Entries once submitted and accepted by AnimationXpress India Pvt. Ltd, will be considered as final. No alterations, replacements will be permitted after the last date.
  • By participating in "CBAM Awards," the applicant sanctions AnimationXpress India Pvt. Ltd. to use the materials submitted for activities related to CBAM Awards in the private and public domain.
  • CBAM Awards Jury and CBAM Awards Governing Body's decisions will be final and binding for all the applicants.
  • The jury and the governing body of CBAM reserves the right not to award a winner in any particular category, if the quality of the entries does not meet up to the required standards.


Ashish Kulkarni Chairman of AVGC Forum - FICCI Founder - Punnaryug Artvision

Aniruddho Chakraborty Communications Professional & Founder Chariot Comics

Anil Wanvari Founder, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief part of Indian Television Group

Ashok K. Banker Author and Graphic Novelist

DEEPAK SV Founder & Director DREAMEREGO Sequential Imageries

Eric Tapper Director Of Business Development GlobalComix

Richa Shah Managing editor - Champak Director - Delhi Press

Sharad Sharma Cartoonist & Founder World Comics Network

VS Prativadi Founder Efundu Comics

Rajani Thindiath Writer and Curator, Fiction

Vivek Ram Founder Vaanarsena Studios


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