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.