Beginning today, fans can download for free a host of comic book samplers on their desktops, tablets or phones from anywhere in the country for a week as part of ‘Alto Comic Book Celebration Week’.They can also participate in fun competitions that could fetch them amazing prizes.The initiative is an expansion of the ‘Free Comic Book Weekend’ that has been in vogue from the year 2013 where Comic Con India in association with a host of comic book publishers and online digital content marketplace Readwhere.com provides comic samplers for free downloads. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India says, “I am extremely excited to flag off our latest initiative to promote Indian comics and creators and this year we have a weeklong celebration lined up.” “We are bringing the latest and the best in Indian comics to fans across the country, in return we hope they will support their local creators and not only download the free comics but also purchase them.” Additionally, we have tons of awesome contests and giveaways each from July 4 to July 10,” he says. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe main publishers participating in the Comic Book Week are Amar Chitra Katha, Chariot Comics, Graphic India, Abhijeet Kini, Campfire Graphic Novels, Holy Cow Entertainment, Meta Desi Comics, Saumin Patel, Shamik Dasgupta among others.During the week, fans can also participate in digital activities and the winners will get a chance to showcase art at the Alto Hyderabad Comic Con on September 24-25 and a Fan Meme Contest .Fun Trivia Contests, with a new theme everyday is set to reward winners with prizes like merchandise, graphic novels, comic books etc from Random house India, Planet Superheroes, Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins and Hachette India.A dedicated micro site set up for the Alto Comic Book Celebration Week also hosts a section titled ‘Know your Creators’, where people can know more about popular Indian creators and publishers, organizers said.
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