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When you hear the word story, what's the first thing that pops into your mind? Probably childhood for many of us, when you used to sit with those wide eyes, listening to the exotic tales of magic and wonder that your nana-nani narrated to you so enchantingly.

It is safe to say that even before we could make sense of the real world, we were lured into the imaginative world of stories created for us in our childhood which soon took the form of pictures and we got introduced to the world of comics.

Comic books have come as a saviour to many; right from being an escape from reality to being a travel buddy to being a stressbuster.

While the US, South Korea, Japan where the comic/webtoon/manga industry has been embraced and is thriving, India is a nation where comics have been available for a long time, but the industry and its talented artists and creators have yet to attain their rightful places under the sun.

The Comic Books & More (CBAM- pronounced SeaBAAM) Summit brings together the stakeholders of the industry under one roof, right from the comic creators to merchandisers to publishers to discuss the scope, challenges and ways to leverage the Indian comic industry.

Key Themes

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    Web Comics

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    Digital Comics

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    Comic Adaptations

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Why should you attend?


Comic industry fiesta


Wormhole of art, business and everything in between


Valuable tips being unleashed for aspiring artists and comic book writers


CBAM Awards



Abhijeet Kini FounderAbhijeet Kini Studios

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

Alok Sharma CCO Indusverse

Aanshul Verma Director Diamond Comics

Aniruddho Chakraborty Communications Professional & Founder Chariot Comics

Bob and Bobby Illustrators, Animators and Comic Artists

Bharat Gauba Advisor - Diamond Comics Founder & President - shOObh Group

Charbak Dipta Illustrator & Graphic Novelist

E.P. Unny Chief Political Cartoonist The Indian Express

Fenil Sherdiwala Founder Fenil Comics

Charuhas Pandit Co-creator Chintoo Comics

Cyrus Daruwala Creator 'Zal' comic strip

Damayanti Bhattacharya Educationist and Principal Jasudben M L School and Bloomingdales Pre-Primary

Deepesh Kothari Head of Digital Strategy and Transformation Amar Chitra Katha

Dheeraj Verma International Comic Book Artist and Creator of 'Bheriya'

Eric Tapper Director Of Business Development GlobalComix

Kuriakose Saju Vaisian Editor-in-Chief Tinkle Comics

Jaison Mathew HOD - Jazz Division, India The Danceworx Performing Arts Academy

Hari Varma Techno-Creative Consultant (Animation & VFX) , Toonz Media Group Convener & Founding Member - SAIK (Society of AVGC-XR Industry in Kerala)

Jai Shah

J M Thakar Founder and CEO River Comics

P. Jayakumar CEO Toonz Media Group

Jiggy George Founder & CEO Dream Theatre

Mitali Desai COO & co-founder Black White Orange

Nitin Pandey Founder & CEO Parentune

Karan Vir Arora CEO/Publisher and Editor-in-chief Vimanika Comics

Kumkum Jagadish Psychologist and Counsellor

Harsho Mohan Chattoraj Graphic novelist & Illustrator

Medha Srivastava Professional Concept & Game Artist

Pratima Ravindra Tawde

Dr. Parul Sood Associate Professor cum academic co-ordinator Chitakar College of Education

Rajiv Chilaka Founder & CEO Green Gold Animation

Rayyaan Shetty

Ranjeet Pratap Singh Co-founder/CEO Pratilipi

Rajiv Malik Senior Director Wacom India Pvt Ltd.

Reena I. Puri Executive Editor Amar Chitra Katha

Richa Shah Managing editor (Children's publishing division) - Press IndiaCo-founder - The Bridge

Ram Devineni CreatorPriya's Shakti

Rachita Saha Co-founder Super Sugoii

Ram Venkatesan Award-winning Comic Books Author

Sanjana Kapur Associate Editor Amar Chitra Katha

Satish Khemchandani Co-founder Entertainment Store

Sameer Bundela Filmmaker & Multidisciplinary Artist

Sarah Mascarenhas

Satrajit Choudhury Co-founder - Mojaroo comics app Creator - ComicsbySatra

Saumin Suresh Patel Chief Design Officer & Artist Indusverse

Sumit Kumar Founder Bakarmax

Stephanie Vander Heyden Lead costume design AltF4Cosplay

Shamik Dasgupta Writer/Creator Rakshak

Shekhar Chopra Group CEO Mayapuri Group

Shaurya Makhijani

Srishti Sharma Webcomic artist, Children's book illustrator & storyteller

Dr Tanya Shringarpure Veterinarian & Cosplayer

Thomas Kim Co-Founder and CEO Kross Komics

Vijay Sinha Game Designer & Cosplayer

Vivek Rangachari Co-Founder Yali Dream Works

VS Prativadi Founder Efundu Comics

Vijayendra Mohanty Writer & Podcaster

Advisory Committee

Abhijeet Kini FounderAbhijeet Kini Studios

Arunabh Kumar Founder & CEOIndusverse

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

Dheeraj Verma International Comic Book Artist and Creator of 'Bheriya'

Fenil Sherdiwala Founder Fenil Comics

Preeti Vyas President & CEOAmar Chitra Katha

Richa Shah Managing editor (Children's publishing division) - Press IndiaCo-founder - The Bridge


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