When MG Road in Bengaluru became the paradise for comic book lovers

Bengaluru comic the lovers were happy on Sunday, as they were able to get to work on popular Indie titles, interact with artists and much more in the third edition of the Indie Comix Festival (ICF) in the Rangoli Metro Art Center on MG Road. Comics, illustrated stories and Graphic novels of over 25 artists from all over the country were up for grabs at this one-day event. The fest was started by a non-profit group of volunteers with the aim of bringing independent, self-published comic writers and their readers together. Bharath Murthy, one of the co-founders of the festival and a comic artist himself, says, “Comic book art is a form of one’s personal expression and here, we are promoting printed comic culture and self-publishing. What sets our fest apart from other comic conventions in India is that it is not merchandised. It is an open platform for writers to share their comic and other art forms with visitors. Also, people can interact with the creators and buy from them directly.”

From Bharath Verite and the graphic novel The missing road , were exhibited along with the works of Arvind Ramanathan, as Azad and Bharat Project and the Burning Lake , Among many others.

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